PRESS RELEASE: Greater Flint Arts Council Launches Share Art Genesee Community Arts Grant Program

FLINT, MI – Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 Share Art Genesee Community Arts Grant Program. GFAC will be making grants to established nonprofit and governmental arts and cultural institutions. The Share Art Genesee Program was established to provide grants to build the capacity of local arts organizations in reaching their potential in transforming our communities into vibrant, inclusive destinations with a unique sense of place.

“Art can be a powerful way for multiple narratives to be heard, seen, and included in the knowledge and experiences of a community. The arts can build a sense of community through shared experiences, improved quality of our lives by providing outlets for the creativity inherent in all of us, and stimulate economic development by attracting visitors to our community” stated Thomas Webber, Chairperson, Greater Flint Arts Council.

This initiative puts your tax dollars to work as the program is funded in whole by Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds.

Greg Fiedler, President and CEO, Greater Flint Arts Council commented, “We thank the voters of Genesee County for recognizing the important role the arts play in the lives of all those who reside here and approving this grant program to support arts education, and cultural enrichment programs at nonprofit and governmental arts and cultural institutions in Genesee County.”

Learn how to apply for a grant at one of our workshops: Wednesday, February 27th from  5:30pm – 7:00pm at Greater Flint Arts Council; Thursday, March 7th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Clio Center for the Arts; and Wednesday, March 20th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Fenton Community & Cultural Center.

The deadline for application is April 1, 2019 and grants will be awarded by April 30, 2019. All projects and final reports must be completed by December 13, 2019. Everything you need to know about applying along with the required online application can be found at For more information, call 810.238.ARTS (2787) or, email


Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) programs and services are designed to engage the community in creative processes, support the work of Michigan artists, develop sustainability in arts agencies throughout Genesee County and bordering communities, aid in the development of new programs and new careers in the arts, increase awareness of the vast number of artistic/cultural offerings, enhance arts education at all levels, stimulate local economic growth and showcase to the nation the beauty and livability of the greater Flint community.

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