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Operating Support

Flint Institute of Arts

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Enriching Lives Through Arts and Culture
  • Grant Amount $800,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

Founded in 1928 as an art school and incorporated in 1930, the Flint Institute of Arts operates in the DeWaters Art Center building on the Flint Cultural Center campus. The institute recently completed a two-phase, $20 million building renovation and expansion. New galleries allow the Flint Institute of Arts to display more of its collection and increased studio space provides room for the art school to grow. The modernized facility has generated new excitement in the arts community, its multipurpose space has been utilized for special events, and new audiences have been drawn to the institute. Nearly 100,000 students and adults will visit the museum, participate in education programs, and attend art classes this year. This grant will provide support to cover increased operating and programming expenses related to the expanded facility.