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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.

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
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National Nonprofit Day 8/17 … and Every Day!

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Fall Into the Arts – 9/15/2023

Kicking Off Week One

Fall is in the air and September 15 kicks off the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network’s Falll Into the Arts celebration of the many events, exhibitions, performances and pursuits available throughout our beautiful region. Each Friday, we’ll share upcoming highlights but invite you to explore and experience all on our Fall Into the Arts page – https://nwmiarts.org/fall-into-the-arts/

What’s up this week? Artist residencies and opera are taking center stage. Check out upcoming events in Petoskey and Traverse City.

Link to the Fall Into the Arts Calendar

Good Hart Artist Residency and Crooked Tree Arts Center Celebrate a Decade of Collaboration 

The Good Hart Artist Residency (GHAR) was established in 2013 in partnership with Crooked Tree Arts Center (CTAC) to create a home for artists to exercise their creativity in the idyllic surroundings of Northern Michigan. A decade later, the residency has hosted over 80 residents to date, and is a strong independent arts non-profit that continues to foster relationships with artists and community partners.

In celebration, CTAC’s Gilbert and Bonfield galleries will host a show titled Art + Place +  Community: 10 Years with Good Hart Artist Residency, 9/16-11/4.  The exhibit contains works from GHAR alumni, including visual artists, writers, and composers, highlighting the unique breadth of creative work that has been supported by the residency over the past decade.

Opening events on 9/16 at CTAC-Petoskey include:

  • A watercolor workshop, led by GHAR alum Lindsey Dunnagan, at 2-4pm
  • A panel discussion, Artist Residencies Demystified: What Are They and How Do They Benefit Artists and Communities? at 4pm
  • A celebratory reception, 5:30-7:30, featuring galley exhibitand readings by GHAR poets and writers.

More on Art + Place + Community – Link Here

Good Hart Artist Residency and Crooked Tree Arts Center Celebrate a Decade of Collaboration 

The Dennos Museum and the Tusen Takk Foundation just opened A Separate Shining, an exhibition of selected works from the Tusen Takk Foundation’s collection representing artists who have participated in its artist-in-residence program to date. The exhibition runs through January 7, 2024 at the Dennos Museum Center. Taking its title from the poem “Joy” by Hilda Conkling, the exhibition surveys the artists’ exploration of the intangible–the unseen qualities of joy, beauty, and hope.

More on A Separate Shining – Link Here

Interlochen in Town: A Night at the Opera, 9/15

Experience Interlochen’s gifted faculty, students, and guests in Traverse City as the Interlochen in Town Series comes to The Alluvion. Slated for 9/15 at 7:30pm,this performance features soprano Laura Osgood Brown, mezzo-soprano Lindsey Anderson, and pianist Hyemin Kim.

More on A Night at the Opera – Link Here

Place-Based & Art Residency Summits 9/21-22

Crosshatch is hosting two peer-to-peer learning summits at The Alluvion in Traverse City this week:

  • Place-based Peer Gathering, 9/21, 1-4:30pm, for locally rooted, place-based and creativity-centered organizations.
  • Michigan-based Artist Residency Summit, 9/22, 9:30-4:30pm, for those working in or developing artist residency programs.
More on Crosshatch Summits – Link Here

More to Find & Do!

Check out the calendar, map, tours and more at the Fall Into the Arts site here. And, keep checking back for new events and offerings each week.

Interested in adding events, link here.

Join us @  https://nwmiarts.org/fall-into-the-arts/

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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