Friends of the Porkies Receive Grant Funding from MACC

The Friends of the Porkies have been awarded a grant of $18,000 from the State of Michigan Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) for the 18th Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, scheduled for August 23 & 24, 2024. The grant was awarded through the MACC peer review process and was one of 711 applications to compete for MACC fiscal year 2024 funding.

Organizations receiving a MACC grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local support of the project includes festival sponsors and program guide advertisers, along with private donations and ticket purchases. The music festival also receives significant volunteer support from the community. A small core group of individuals volunteer year-round in the planning stages and, throughout the 2-day event, over one hundred volunteers are utilized.

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by The Friends of the Porkies, is held at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park’s Winter Sports Complex. Ontonagon County, being a geographically remote and underserved region, benefits from this multi-genre festival that brings to the area a diverse lineup of regional, national, and international acts.

The MACC peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.

A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MACC at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MACC website

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