SCAMP grateful for grant

Clarkston SCAMP has been awarded a grant of $4,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).
The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of many applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2021 funding.
“We are so grateful for the opportunity to get this grant money from MCACA,” said Aimee Baker, executive director. “We will be able to utilize the amazing talents of Paint a Miracle to instruct our SCAMPers this summer.
“Art is a vital part of our mission to foster a sense of self-worth and instill a sense of community engagement and belonging. The state’s support for arts and culture helps us to make this happen.”
Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local support of the project included a matching donation from the Richard Thompson Foundation.
SCAMP also receives significant volunteer support from the community and has the support of many local businesses.
“We couldn’t do what we do without the tremendous support of our community businesses and private donors,” Baker said.
The MCACA 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 MCACA at 517-241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at
SCAMP will run Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Clarkston Junior High School from June 28 to July 28.
Clarkston SCAMP begins taking applications online for this summer’s camp, starting Monday, April 5. They are available online at, and need to be completed and submitted online by Friday, May 14.

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