I have been awarded a grant of $1350.00 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 233 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2014 funding.

The  MCACA mini-grant funds an exciting continuing education event! I will attend “Tangle University 2014” in Portland, Maine, April 25-27, along with other Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT).  The Arts Council of Greater Lansing funded a Chris Clark Fellowship in 2012 so that she could attend a Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminar.  “Tangle U” is a professional development situation that is restricted to CZT’s only.  I believe that this experience will make me a better teacher, along with providing many networking opportunities and much creative stimulation.  Check out my blog or Facebook, “Jane Reiter, Artist.”

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 on the website at

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