MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center received two grants worth more than $35,000 this week from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
The fund provides support for community-based activities in the area, such as operations and projects costs. The awards are made possible through a peer-review process, supported by Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan legislature.
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center manager, Tiina Harris, believes the fund will greatly benefit residents in the area.
"It allows them a place where they can meet, it provides them a space with facilities, handicap accessible running water, a creative space so I'm so happy that we have this space for the community," Harris said.
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs gave more than $10 million this fiscal year alone. Out of those recipients, nine upper Michigan counties received awards, totaling more than $700,000. Marquette County groups were awarded more than $200,000.