Awards in 2021
The Community Foundation of Marquette County
CFofMC recently awarded $1,000 to the Co-op to support our fall event, “Cultivating our Roots: Traditional Art Performance, Education and Preservation”. The grant will support a weeklong Traditional music celebration set for November 2-6, 2021. Virtual Festival band, Zoe Speaks will return for a series of in-person concerts, workshops, school educational assemblies, and jam sessions. The Foundation and its continued support of the arts play such an important role in the economic stability and quality of life for the people who live in Marquette County.”
Travel Marquette recently awarded $500 to the Co-op to support the 2021 Art Week kick-off concert on June 21, 2021 at the Marquette Commons from 6:00-9:00pm. This collaboration with the City of Marquette Arts and Cultural Center will feature Who Dat Brass, The Union Suits, and the Jive Trio.
City of Marquette Arts and Cultural Center and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs recently awarded $1,000 to the Co-op to support the 2021 Art Week kick-off concert on June 21, 2021 at the Marquette Commons from 6:00-9:00pm. This collaboration with the City of Marquette Arts and Cultural Center will feature Who Dat Brass, The Union Suits, and the Jive Trio.
Small Business Development Center UP
The UP SBDC Covid relief funding of $2,250 was awarded to the Co-op to support the marketing and production of the 2021 Virtual Festival.
Michigan Stages Survival Grant Program
The State of Michigan allocated $3.5 million to create the Michigan Stages Survival Grant Program to provide grants to entertainment venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency declarations. … A total of 392 applications were received for this funding with 101 grants across 30 counties being awarded. The Hiawatha Music Co-op is pleased to have been awarded $24,452 for 2021 Festival and general operational expenses. These funds help replace the loss of 2020 Festival income when the Festival was cancelled due to COVID-19. The Co-op thanks the State of Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation COVID Response Program, The Michigan Independent Venue and Promoter Association.
MCACA and National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded
In October 2020, The Hiawatha Music Co-op was awarded an MCACA/NEA Operational Grant for $12,500 for our 2021 Traditional Music Festival to be held July 16-18, 2021. These funds will be divided up between performer fees for the Children’s Area, Tween Area and Teen Area and operational costs such as equipment and space rentals.
Awards in 2020
Covid-19 Fund Relief awards
Paycheck Protection Program – $4,298.53
Economic Injury Disaster Loan – $3,000
MCACA Emergency Relief – $3,000
Investment UP Restart Grant – $5,000