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The Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network is an arts and cultural services organization dedicated to connecting, promoting and supporting the individuals, organizations and creative projects that create and further arts and culture in Northern Lower Michigan.

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Since 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts (@neaarts) has been bringing creative arts therapies to military communities. Learn more about the difference can art make for people as they process trauma, and how organizations can get involved in this work through a new grant via @midamericaartsalliance, all at the link in our bio.

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Since 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts (@neaarts) has been bringing creative arts therapies to military communities. Learn more about the difference can art make for people as they process trauma, and how organizations can get involved in this work through a new grant via @midamericaartsalliance, all at the link in our bio.
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Repost from @arts_midwest

Since 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts (@neaarts) has been bringing creative arts therapies to military communities. Learn more about the difference can art make for people as they process trauma, and how organizations can get involved in this work through a new grant via @midamericaartsalliance, all at the link in our bio.
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Coming Up

  • Monthly Zoom Roundtable, 1st Thursdays.
    Thursday, 1/6, 10am, Zoom Link
  • MCACA Minigrants – Round 2, Due 1/15/2022. School Minigrants, rolling deadline
  • Minigrant Info Drop-in – Wednesdays, 12/8 & 15, 1/5 & 12 at 10am, Zoom Link

Recent E-News: 11/19, 11/24, 11/30

  • Recap – 504 ADA Evaluation Zoom Q&A with MCACA
  • Submit PR/Stories to Fresh Perspective site & Fresh Coast Podcast
  • New Calls for Art, Job Openings, Opportunities
  • Audience & Member Appreciation on Instagram
  • New Member Showcase/PR Tools
  • Questions, Submissions? arts@nwmiarts.net

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Network E-News, 11/30/2021

December Roundtable - Thursday, 12/2

Join us on Thursday for the final Network Zoom Roundtable of 2021.Open to northern Michigan artists, arts & cultural organizations and creative entrepreneurs. Join us for the Network's monthly informal roundtable to share news, challenges, resources and opportunities on all issues impacting our regional arts and cultural community. Any topics you want to add? Questions? Contact arts@nwmiarts.net or bring them up at the Zoom call - This Thursday, 12/2 at 10am.
Link to 12/1 Zoom Roundtable

Round 2 MG Projects Open

Applications are open for Minigrant Projects taking place 3/1-9/30/2022. Deadline is 1/15/2022. Funding is very limited and is for projects only (no PODS). Info, guidelines, links are on the Network website. Drop in Zoom info and webinars are available at 10am on 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 & 1/5 or by appointment. Info, arts@nwmiarts.net

School Minigrants Open for Art Supplies, Equip, Busses

School minigrants are available to assist with school art supplies, arts equipment or buses for field trips. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through April 15 or funding is depleted. Applicants must be Michigan accredited PreK-12 educational institutions, including public, non-public and private schools, home school, local and intermediate school districts, regional educational services agencies and accredited Head Start programs. Funds up to $500 for buses, up to $1,500 for supplies and equipment. Email or Web for info.
Link to Minigrant Guidelines & Information
Link to Minigrant Zooms - 10am, 12/1, 8, 15 & 1/5

EIDL, SBA Webinar 12/1

The SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute have teamed for webinars on helping small businesses, including nonprofits grow and thrive. Next is: Resources and Relief for Your Small Business - Resource Partners on Wednesday, 12/1, 2pm:

  • Learn more about COVID EIDL and how to take advantage before 12/31/2021.
  • Discover tools and resources you can use to start and grow your business
  • Have questions answered by SBA leadership and small business experts
  • Get updates on programs and policies from the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Register here

Connecting Communities & Military

Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant deadline is 12/15 for arts based community engagement projects with $10,000-50,000 awards. This is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance. Grants aim to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for military service members and veterans exposed to trauma as well as their families and caregivers through experiences of art or art making. Grants are intended to support non-clinical arts engagement programs taking place in healthcare, community, or virtual settings. Link for info/app.

NAMP via Zoom 12/7-8

The National Arts Marketing Project, a program of American for the Arts is slated for 12/7-8 with all sessions presented by Zoom. Schedule is here. Registration is open through 12/6. Support/scholarships are available. Session recordings available until 6/22. Info/register here.

Cross Promote Holiday Events

The Network added a Holiday events page to website - www.nwmiarts.net - and will also be cross promoting on social media. Members can post directly to the web through your member log-in or email information and images to arts@nwmiarts.net or post to this Google form. Share your holiday events, exhibits, markets, performances, etc. & cross promote on social media.

Kudos!

Congratulations to two Petoskey organizations celebrating milestone anniversaries. Network member Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey is celebrating 50 years of operation, while FY21 minigrantee Little Traverse Civic Theatre is celebrating 75 years. Bravo! Read more here.

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DEI Community Action Map

Sonder DEI, the Grand Traverse region's Diversity Equity Inclusion Action Network is creating a DEI Community Action Map. This tool will be a free regional resource for anyone in the community to see who else is doing DEI work, who can be partnered with, and where there are gaps in community needs. Are you working on DEI or have a wish for a project?  Please take this survey.

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Following are links to recent posts from the blogs and associations. Have a trending topic to share? Send a link to: arts@nwmiarts.net.
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