What we do

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.

This Giving Tuesday, please support the work of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network - connections, capacity building, communications - as we advocate for, serve and support the many artists, culture bearers, organizations and entrepreneurs who drive the creative sector in our 10-county region. Learn more at www.nwmiarts.org.

This Giving Tuesday, please support the work of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network - connections, capacity building, communications - as we advocate for, serve and support the many artists, culture bearers, organizations and entrepreneurs who drive the creative sector in our 10-county region. Learn more at www.nwmiarts.org. ...

This Giving Tuesday, please support the work of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network - connections, capacity building, communications - as we advocate for, serve and support the many artists, culture bearers, organizations and entrepreneurs who drive the creative sector in our 10-county region. Learn more at www.nwmiarts.org. ...

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Coming Up

  • Giving Tuesday, 11/29/22
    Campaigns throughout the region. Donate to the Network here.
  • Monthly Zoom Roundtable, 1st Thursdays. Next: Thursday, 12/1, 10am, featuring speakers from NMC Extended Education to discuss opportuniteies to teach and class proposals  Zoom Link
  • MACC Minigrant applications deadline 1/15/2023. Informational webinars and drop in office hours at 10am on 11/30, 12/5. 12/12 & 12/14 or by appointment. Info, guidelines, links – Link here

Recent E-News:

  • Holiday Happenings throughout the Network. 
  • Welcome new EDs; Staff Openings
  • DEI Training held 11/10. Final workshop 1/30, registration link here
  • MACC Apps Open for Minigrant Projects, School Grants, due 1/15/2023.
  • Trending Topics & Reading
  • Questions, Submissions? art@nwmiarts.net
Support the Network on Giving Tuesday

Support the Network on Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, please support the work of the NW MI Arts & Culture Network as we advocate for, serve and support the many artists, culture bearers, organizations and entrepreneurs who drive the creative sector in our 10-county region. ...

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Network E-News, 11/22/2022

Appreciation

As we enter this weekend of gratitude, we are thankful for the more than 150 arts and cultural organizations and 1,500 artists and culture bearers who call our corner of Michigan home. The work you create, the music you make, the stories you tell and the history you protect infuses our region with vibrancy, our shared spaces with passion and our souls with joy. We celebrate your talents, resiliency and giving spirit. With appreciation – Bravo!
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IPR Holiday Concert Guide

Interlochen Public Radio compiled a comprehensive holiday concert guide listing live in-person performances and events throughout Northern Michigan. Link here for the 2022 Northwest Michigan Holiday Concert Guide. Have an upcoming concert to add? Submit to the IPR Almanac here.

Welcome!

Congratulations to these new executive directors:

Holiday Happenings

Here’s a sample of holiday happenings across the Network . Post your events to the Member Showcase, link here.  More on the Network website.

Call for Art: 2023 Phyllis Olson Art Fair

Up North Arts in Cadillac is accepting jury applications for the 55th Annual Phyllis Olson Art Fair on Zapplication.org. Deadline: 2/28/2023. Early Bird registration ends 12/31/2022. For more information visit upnorthartsinc.com

New Freelance & Independent Contractors Directory

Michigan’s Creative Coast has launched its first-ever online ‘Freelance & Independent Talent Directory.
The directory offers these entrepreneurs a microsite to showcase their resumes, portfolios, and services to businesses and employers looking for local talent and creates business-to-business development among freelancers. Link here for info, listing options and fees.

Creative Aging Webinar 12/6

Join the National Association of State  Arts Agencies us on Tuesday, 12/6, at 3:00 pm for Untapped Opportunity: Older Americans & the Arts. The free learning session will feature new research from Culture Track that explores the cultural participation priorities and desires of older adults. This groundbreaking project yields actionable insights that can help organizations develop responsive and inclusive approaches to serving older adults. Registerhere

Minigrant Webinars, Info

The Network is accepting Round 2 applications for Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) minigrants (projects, art equipment & supplies, school bus only – no PODs). Funding to be used 3/1 – 9/30/2023. Deadline to apply is 1/15/2023. Webinars and virtual Q&A sessions are available. Schedule:

  • Mondays: 12/5, 12/12 & 1/11 at 10 am
  • Wednesday: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 & 1/9 at 10 am
  • By request – arts@nwmiarts.net

Info & links to guidelines are available here.
Zoom link for info sessions here.

December Roundtable

Featuring NMC EES Opportunities

Thursday, 12/1, 10am

Join Network colleagues for our monthly roundtable discussions. Spotlight will be on leaders from Northwestern Michigan College’s Extended Education Services – Laura Matchett, Kristina Jackson & Christa Abdul-Karim – talking about opportunities to teach, recommend classes, cross promote and possibilities the new Global Certificate program.
Link to Zoom Roundtable – 12/1 @ 10am
Our new office space at Commongrounds in Traverse City is getting closer. Many thanks to Leslie Donaldson and Will Jurkiewicz for helping to move boxes and help assemble our new furniture. Doors are opening in December. Stay tuned!

The Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network receives support from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

       

The Network benefits from a MI H.O.P.E grant provided by Michigan Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

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