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.

Falling Into the Arts all weekend at the 8th Annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, 9/22-24.

Falling Into the Arts all weekend at the 8th Annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, 9/22-24. ...

Falling Into the Arts all weekend at the 8th Annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, 9/22-24. ...

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Coming Up

  • Artist Chillouts for Young Adult Artists:  Last Thursday of the month. 6:30-9pm TC Circuit. Coming up: 9/28
  • Michigan Arts & Culture Council Grant Announcements:  Friday, 9/22/23, Holland Arts Council & Zoom. INFO HERE
  • MACC FY24 Grant Awards: Will be posted here 9/22/23 by 4pm. (Scroll to bottom of page for lists by program and by county)
  • Fall Into the Arts, 9/15-11/15. More info, calendar, tours, events LINK to Fall Into the Arts page.
  • National Arts in Education Week, 9/10-16

Recent E-News:

  • Arts in Education Tools, reports, training
  • Impact Tools, Research
    – MACC Grant Impact Reports
    – Interactive Art + Social Impact Explorer
    – Recent SMU DataArts Research
  • NW MI Arts & Culture Summit  Highlights, Tools
  • New Calls for Art, Job Openings, Grant Opps
  • Trending Topics & Reading
  • Questions, Submissions? art@nwmiarts.net
National Nonprofit Day 8/17 … and Every Day!

National Nonprofit Day 8/17 … and Every Day!

We applaud our many nonprofit member organizations along with the artists, culture bearers, volunteers and supporters who work together to drive arts and culture throughout Northern Michigan. Kudos for the work you do and the creativity, joy, ...

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Network E-News 9/20/2023





MACC Award Announcements Friday

Michigan Arts & Culture Council will be announcing its FY24 grant awards this Friday, 9/22, during its quarterly council meeting slated for 1-4pm at the Holland Area Arts Council. Attendance is open to the public in person or by Zoom. Funding plans by grant program and by county will be available immediately after the meeting concludes on the MACC website. (Scroll to Announcements at the bottom of the page). 

MACC September Council Meeting
Friday, September 22, 2023
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Holland Area Arts Council (150 E 8th St Suite 200, Holland, MI 49423)
Join meeting via Zoom
Meeting ID: 884 5441 9330

Agenda includes, but is not limited to:
MACC Committee Reports
Services to the Field Reports
FY24 Funding Plan



9/22 Zoom Link – Meeting ID 884 5441 9330
Link to Funding Plans (posted after meeting)

Minigrant Awards 9/23

For those who applied for Minigrants for FY24 – either Minigrant Projects or PODs (Professional & Organizational Development) – funding decisions will NOT be listed in the MACC posted funding plans. Minigrant decisions will be shared by email to the applicants as quickly as possible, anticipated to be Friday evening 9/22 or Saturday morning, 9/23. Any minigrant questions, contact arts@nwmiarts.net.



NoMI Benzie Art Bus 10/3

The Network is collaborating with Northwest Michigan College on its first NMC EES NoMi Art Bus Tour, slated for Tuesday, 10/3 to Benzie County with stops at Oliver Arts Center, The Garden Theater, Stormcloud Brewing, Peggy Hawley’s studio and Michigan Legacy Art Park, along with a talk with the Benzie Historical Society. Please share – info/registration here.

(And – we’re working on highlighting self-guided tours and connecting your own tours to the Fall Into the Arts calendar – want to include a tour or your stop, contact us.

Capacity Building

Calls for Art, Teachers

Tap Into the Idea Hub

Link here to access resources and toolboxes at Arts Midwest’s Idea Hub. Here are the latest:

  • Building a Resilient Financial Model, Link here
  • Best Practices for Federal Grant Applications. Link here.

PastPerfect Database Workshop 10/11

Dennos Museum Center Executive Director Craig Hadley will be leading a PastPerfect Database Workshop on 10/11, 9:30-noon at the DMC on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. For more info and to register, link here to NMC Extended Education.


Free Database Listings: Destinations, Teaching Artists

Teaching artists and nonprofits, you can be listed for free in MACC’s statewide databases for schools to access, including:

Pure Michigan PR

Are you tapping into Pure Michigan to promote? Or, if you already are, have you updated recently? Pure Michigan just revamped their site and is a great free opportunity. More info here. Latest email here. Questions, contact Bonnie Fink at finkb2@michigan.org.

Latest Network R-E Column

From the Traverse City Record-Eagle, 9/8/23:

Links to:  Learn More. Join us. See Week 1. See the Calendar.






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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