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ACWL-Nuveen Scores High Marks with Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs

The Arts Council of White Lake - Nuveen Center (ACWL-Nuveen) has received a $18,750 Operational Support Grant for the 2022 fiscal year from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The ACWL-Nuveen's proposal received a score of 96 out of 100 during the peer review process and therefore has qualified for the Extended Track Program. This program allows the ACWL-Nuveen to retain that 96 score for the following two fiscal years without having to submit a full application.

MCACA, which is made up of 15 members appointed by the Governor, is the state’s lead agency charged with developing arts and cultural policy and grant-making. According to, grants are awarded to “encourage, initiate and facilitate an enriched artistic, cultural and creative environment in Michigan.” Grant applications are peer reviewed by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals.

The $18,750 grant which the ACWL-Nuveen received is supported by both State funds and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These funds will assist our organization with costs associated with daily operations and the multi-generational community arts programming we provide. This grant award not only helps to sustain the ACWL-Nuveen - it also aids in the growth of the White Lake area economy and cultural character.

The ACWL-Nuveen is a local nonprofit with a mission of inspiring the White Lake community through accessible and engaging opportunities in the arts. Our gallery displays work from over 45 local artists and our exhibit space features guest artists, open-call, and juried exhibitions throughout the year. Art education classes for children and adults are offered year-round, including a FREE open studio opportunity for middle and high school students on Wednesday afternoons.

To learn more about our programming, become a volunteer, or sponsor an event, please visit, call (231) 893-2524, or stop by 106 E. Colby St., Whitehall. We are open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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