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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.

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct. 10th) join the Leelanau Historical Society with speaker JoAnne Cook who will share information about the original way of life of the Anishinaabe; culture, tradition, spiritual view, world view and living as a nation, tribe, and community. She will cover the impact of the changes that occurred in the Great Lakes Region; societal, environmental, legal and how it changed the way of life of the Anishinaabe.
Anishinaabe History Program
Presented by JoAnne Cook
October 10, 2022, 4:00pm
Leelanau Historical Museum
Munnecke Room, 203 E. Cedar. St. Leland, MI 49654
About the Speaker
JoAnne Cook, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians, is from Peshawbestown, MI. Her previous professional experience includes one term on Tribal Council (2012-2016) and with Tribal Courts as a Tribal Court Judge for two tribal communities (1994-2011). She received her Business Administration degree from Ferris State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. JoAnne was involved in the organization and development of two alternative courts: Peacemaking and Healing to Wellness Court (Drug Court). The alternative courts utilize tradition and culture which allows for healing and restoring balance for those involved. She has begun consulting with native and nonnative communities who are either developing Peacemaking or a Healing to Wellness Court. She believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinaabe way of life and has continued her learning about the Three Fires people.
JoAnne has presented to various communities on the way of life and culture of the Odawa. In addition, she previously taught Business Law for Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) and a course at NMC Extended Education, titled Native Law and Culture.

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct. 10th) join the Leelanau Historical Society with speaker JoAnne Cook who will share information about the original way of life of the Anishinaabe; culture, tradition, spiritual view, world view and living as a nation, tribe, and community. She will cover the impact of the changes that occurred in the Great Lakes Region; societal, environmental, legal and how it changed the way of life of the Anishinaabe.

Anishinaabe History Program
Presented by JoAnne Cook

October 10, 2022, 4:00pm
Leelanau Historical Museum
Munnecke Room, 203 E. Cedar. St. Leland, MI 49654

About the Speaker

JoAnne Cook, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians, is from Peshawbestown, MI. Her previous professional experience includes one term on Tribal Council (2012-2016) and with Tribal Courts as a Tribal Court Judge for two tribal communities (1994-2011). She received her Business Administration degree from Ferris State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. JoAnne was involved in the organization and development of two alternative courts: Peacemaking and Healing to Wellness Court (Drug Court). The alternative courts utilize tradition and culture which allows for healing and restoring balance for those involved. She has begun consulting with native and nonnative communities who are either developing Peacemaking or a Healing to Wellness Court. She believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinaabe way of life and has continued her learning about the Three Fires people.

JoAnne has presented to various communities on the way of life and culture of the Odawa. In addition, she previously taught Business Law for Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) and a course at NMC Extended Education, titled Native Law and Culture.
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In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct. 10th) join the Leelanau Historical Society with speaker JoAnne Cook who will share information about the original way of life of the Anishinaabe; culture, tradition, spiritual view, world view and living as a nation, tribe, and community. She will cover the impact of the changes that occurred in the Great Lakes Region; societal, environmental, legal and how it changed the way of life of the Anishinaabe.

Anishinaabe History Program
Presented by JoAnne Cook

October 10, 2022, 4:00pm
Leelanau Historical Museum
Munnecke Room, 203 E. Cedar. St. Leland, MI 49654

About the Speaker

JoAnne Cook, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians, is from Peshawbestown, MI. Her previous professional experience includes one term on Tribal Council (2012-2016) and with Tribal Courts as a Tribal Court Judge for two tribal communities (1994-2011). She received her Business Administration degree from Ferris State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. JoAnne was involved in the organization and development of two alternative courts: Peacemaking and Healing to Wellness Court (Drug Court). The alternative courts utilize tradition and culture which allows for healing and restoring balance for those involved. She has begun consulting with native and nonnative communities who are either developing Peacemaking or a Healing to Wellness Court. She believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinaabe way of life and has continued her learning about the Three Fires people.

JoAnne has presented to various communities on the way of life and culture of the Odawa. In addition, she previously taught Business Law for Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) and a course at NMC Extended Education, titled Native Law and Culture.
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Coming Up

  • MACC Grant Announcements, Friday, 9/16, 1-3pm, Link to Zoom; Link to MACC site for award list (after 3:30pm)
  • National Arts in Education Week, September 11-17, 2022 Tools/info here
  • Monthly Zoom Roundtable, 1st Thursdays. Next: Thursday, 10/6, 10am, Zoom Link
    October Roundtable Featuring
    Skill Share on DEI with Brett Sinclair, Raven & Lotus & Sonder DEI Network
  • Work of Art Training Workshop, Friday-Saturday, 10/7-8, Dennos Museum Center & Zoom
    Register at NMC EES: Link here

Recent E-News:

  • New Staff, Exec Director Openings
  • Tools: Arts In Education Week, #BecauseOfArtsEd
  • New Calls for Holiday Art Markets
  • GIG Fund – Applications open
  • New Network Exhibits, Events
  • Stories That Heal videos & podcasts link here
  • NW MI Arts & Culture Network new Annual Report available here
  • Regional Summit Recap, Summit Resources/Recording link here
  • Trending Topics & Reading
  • Questions, Submissions? art@nwmiarts.net
Anishinaabe History Program, 10/10

Anishinaabe History Program, 10/10

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct. 10th) join the Leelanau Historical Society with speaker JoAnne Cook who will share information about the original way of life of the Anishinaabe; culture, tradition, spiritual view, world view and ...

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Network E-News, 10/3/2022

 

 

 

 

October Celebrates Arts & Humanities

Join colleagues and communities across the country in celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month  Tools are available with graphics, social media, messaging and ideas on the Network and AFTA sites or Link here. See Gov. Whitmer also declared October as Arts and Humanities Month in Michigan. Read the proclamation here.

 

 

Join #Show Your Art 2022

Show Your Art is a social media campaign designed to promote awareness of National Arts and Humanities Month and engage the public in celebrating the power and diversity of the arts in communities across the nation. Share your impact on Instagram – for one day or every day – as we use our collective voice to advocate for the work we do across the nation. Images, links & info here.

October DEI Skillshare
Thursday, 10/6, 10 am

Join us 10/6 at 10am for our monthly zoom. Sharing news, opportunities, challenges & ideas, Fall PR, new strategic plan. This month/s Skillshare featuring DEI with Brett SInclair, Raven & Lotus, on the topic of “What is Culture and Intercultural Fluency.” Zoom Link 

Zoom Link for 10/6 Roundtable

Network to Host Journey Theatre Project DEI Series

Save the Dates: Thursday, 11/10 & Monday, 1/30
We are thrilled to announce that the Northwest Michigan Arts &Culture Network will be hosting the Journey Theatre Project for a three-part DEI workshop led by Esther Triggs, Journey Theatre Project co-founder and Interlochen Center for the Arts Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Esther and her colleagues will lead two 3-hour sessions – Race and You (am), and Dress Rehearsal for Change (pm) on 11/10/2022, followed by a third follow-up session, Necessary Conversations, on 1/30/2023. More here. All will be offered by Zoom for accessibility throughout the Network’s 10-county service area and will be free to members thanks to grant support from the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation and Rotary Charities Learning Fund. Registration information to come – email interest to arts@nwmiarts.net 

IdeaFest 10/6 in Elk Rapids

Art & Connection is hosting an IdeaFest to share ideas that will be used for meaningful programs and possibilities for the Elk Rapids community through the organization. All are invited to this free Open House evening of music, catered refreshments and opportunities to network, socialize and share. Slated for Thursday, 10/6, 5-8 pm, the event will be held in Art & Connection’s new facility, located at 965 Green St., Elk Rapids. RSVP: info@artandconnection.org or call or text to 231-620-4033 

Northport Celebrates
7th Anniversary

The Northport Art Association is celebrating its 7th anniversary at their center in the Village Art Building this month. Call for artists with drop-off 10/9-12, Anniversary Exhibition 10/15-29, Opening Reception/Fundraiser 10/14. More info, link here.

Digital Preservation Training Funds

The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network is offering up to $2,500 to support professional development in the area of digital preservation. Open to individuals or institutions. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. More info and apply here.

Artwork Archives October Grants & Opportunities

Artwork Archives released its list of artist grants and opportunities for October including calls for art, residencies and funding opportunities with deadlines this month. Link to October list here. Link to annual guide and related resources here.

Call for Fall Event Info

Help us promote the many talents, events, exhibits and performances taking place throughout the Network. Please share your fall happenings so that we can cross promote throughout the Network and NW MI media. Link to Google form here. Questions – arts@nwmiarts.net

Planning for Holiday PR

The Network is also gathering info on holiday markets, performances, events and related happenings taking place throughout the region beginning early-mid-November through the New Year. We’ll be promoting a Network web page with events as well as collective PR and cross promotion. Please share via the Holiday Google Form.

Latest Column: New Season, New Year, New Start

Read the Network’s latest column published in the 9/30 Traverse City Record-Eagle highlighting new performing and exhibition seasons, MACC FY23 funding and our new strategic plan. Link here.

 

Staff Openings & News

 

 

 

The following positions are currently open. Please link for information and to apply.

Best wishes to Network leaders who are moving to new positions:

  • Mercedes Michalowski, leaves her position as executive director at Oliver Art Center in Frankfort on 10/7 to assume a new position as Donor Relations Director at the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. Mercedes will continue serving as past president on the NW MI Arts & Culture Network Board.
  • Sara Herberger moved from manager of the Historic Vogue Theater to program officer at the Manistee Community Foundation in September. Sara is also a former Network board member.
  • Sue Cronover, left Arts for All of Northern Michigan 9/23 to assume a new position as Operations Manager at Grand Traverse Industries.
  • Jason Dake left the Dennos Museum Center in mid-September and will take over as Director of Education at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. Jason will continue to serve as president of Michigan Museums Association.

Welcome to new administrators in the Network:

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACC FY23 Funding Benefits Network

The Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network received three MACC grants to support its work in FY2023 (October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023) including $69,500 for the regional regrant program, including funding for Region 2 minigrants and regrant services, as well as $3,000 for the recently launched New Leaders program which support young and emerging artists, and $18,750 for Operational Support for Network programming and administration. The Network earned a score of 95.75 out of 100, which qualifies it for MACC’s Operational Support Extended Track program for the first time. Thank you to MACC and the NEA for this much appreciated financial support to continue our work serving the artists, culture bearers, organizations and creative community stakeholders throughout the ten counties of Northwest Michigan.

Round 2 Grants, Minigrants Open, Due 1/15

The Michigan Arts & Culture Council application portal is now open for Round 2 requests, including the following opportunities: Deadline is 1/15/2023. Funding can be used March 1-September 30, 2023.

  • Arts in Education grants are available to Michigan K-12 schools and offer up to $20,000 to fund arts education school-based arts learning projects. Info here.
  • Minigrant Projects provide up to $4,000 for projects that address arts and cultural needs locally.
  • School Supplies Minigrants are available to Michigan K-12 schools for up to $1,500 to pay for equipment (including repairs of equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting for arts and/or cultural experiences.
  • School Bus Minigrants are available to Michigan K-12 schools for up to $500 to for transportion costs for students to attend arts and/or cultural experiences.
  • Note – there are NO Minigrant PODs available for Round 2.

See the Network website for minigrant information and links to guidelines. For assistance, contact arts@nwmiarts.net. Webinars & consults are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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