Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Awarded $21,000 MCACA Grant


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- ANN ARBOR, MICH -- JANUARY 15, 2014 -- The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum recently received a $21,000 grant award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), a statewide agency charged with assuring access to and the opportunity to participate in quality arts and cultural programs. The grant will support the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s facility, exhibits and programs.

“The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum focuses its exhibits and programming around the intersection of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). We are proud to have the experience and expertise to offer this STEAM approach to education,” said Mel Drumm, executive director, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. “Funding from MCACA is recognition of the importance and quality of our work in inspiring young minds to think creatively and critically about the world.”

This is the second year in a row that MCACA awarded grant funding to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. MCACA held 20 separate panels and used the services of 98 professionals to determine eligibility for grant awards.

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum award was part of a total of $7.6 million in grants that MCACA awarded to 384 outstanding nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, educational institutions and municipalities in 52 counties.

MCACA is part of the Michigan Strategic Fund/Michigan Economic Development Corporation. It serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Michigan. 

About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides more than 250 interactive exhibits that spark the imagination. The Museum is a regional destination attracting over 250,000 visitors every year. The mission of the Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Visit or call 734.995.5439 for more information.



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