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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.

MACC Minigrant Deadline Next Week!
Deadline for the FY23 Minigrants is close - Wednesday, 8/3, at 5pm - via macc.smartsimple.com. 
Funding can be used between 10/1/2022 and 9/30/2023. Apply for:
Arts & Culture Projects (up to $4,000)
Professional & Organizational Development (up to $1,500)
School Arts Equipment & Supplies (up to $1,500)
School Bus Transportation for Arts & Culture Field Trips ($500)
Links for information, guidelines, tips and tools are on the NW MI Arts & Culture Network website under "Opportunities".
https://nwmiarts.org/opportunities-and-resources/#mcaca

MACC Minigrant Deadline Next Week!

Deadline for the FY23 Minigrants is close - Wednesday, 8/3, at 5pm - via macc.smartsimple.com.

Funding can be used between 10/1/2022 and 9/30/2023. Apply for:
Arts & Culture Projects (up to $4,000)
Professional & Organizational Development (up to $1,500)
School Arts Equipment & Supplies (up to $1,500)
School Bus Transportation for Arts & Culture Field Trips ($500)
Links for information, guidelines, tips and tools are on the NW MI Arts & Culture Network website under "Opportunities".
https://nwmiarts.org/opportunities-and-resources/#mcaca
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MACC Minigrant Deadline Next Week!

Deadline for the FY23 Minigrants is close - Wednesday, 8/3, at 5pm - via macc.smartsimple.com.

Funding can be used between 10/1/2022 and 9/30/2023. Apply for:
Arts & Culture Projects (up to $4,000)
Professional & Organizational Development (up to $1,500)
School Arts Equipment & Supplies (up to $1,500)
School Bus Transportation for Arts & Culture Field Trips ($500)
Links for information, guidelines, tips and tools are on the NW MI Arts & Culture Network website under "Opportunities".
https://nwmiarts.org/opportunities-and-resources/#mcaca
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Coming Up

  • MACC Minigrants due Wednesday, 8/3, 5pm  Info here
  • Monthly Zoom Roundtable, 1st Thursdays. Next: Thursday, 8/4, 10am, Zoom Link
    • August Roundtable Featuring Skill Share on Building Your Digital Marketing Toolbox with IPR’s Karen Jane Ludwig

Recent E-News:

  • 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
  • New Calls for Art, Job Openings
  • Questions, Submissions? art@nwmiarts.net
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Digital Tools & Tips at 8/4 Zoom Roundtable

Learn strategies to build or strengthen your digital marketing tool box at the Network's August Zoom Roundtable on Thursday, 8/4, 10am. IPR social media intern Karen Jane Ludwig will be presenting a digital marketing webinar on Tips & ...

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Network E-News 7/27/2022

MACC Minigrant Deadline Next Week

Deadline for the FY23 Minigrants is close - Wednesday, 8/3, at 5pm - via macc.smartsimple.com. Funding can be used between 10/1/2022 and 9/30/2023. Apply for:
  • Arts & Culture Projects (up to $4,000)
  • Professional & Organizational Development (up to $1,500)
  • School Arts Equipment & Supplies (up to $1,500)
  • School Bus Transportation for Arts & Culture Field Trips ($500)
Links for information, guidelines, tips and tools are on the NW MI Arts & Culture Network website under "Opportunities" or Link Here.

Questions? Join the Network's final drop-in Webinar/Q&A zoom sessions or email:
  • Friday 7/29 at 9am
  • Monday 8/1 at 11am
  • arts@nwmiarts.net
Zoom Link for Webinars
Link for Minigrant Info, Resources

Seeking Grant Reviewers

Interested in helping to review minigrants? We need you! The Network seats a 7-10 member peer panel for each funding round. Panels reflect a cross section of multiple disciplines, communities and perspectives who evaluate each application and make funding recommendations based on MACC guidelines. We include new reviewers with each round. Commitment is to review and score 15-20 minigrant applications and participate in a 3-hour zoom meeting in late August. Interested? Contact arts@nwmiarts.net.

Minigrant Spotlights

For a closer look at regional minigrants in action, visit the Network's minigrant spotlights - Link Here  Or, take the opportunity to see some of the minigrant projects underway this summer like: Grand Traverse Pavilions Concerts on the Lawn held Thursdays through August, Mash-up Rock & Roll Musical opening 8/4, Michigan Legacy Art Park's Pine Cone Forest project, summer arts camp at Up North Arts in Cadillac or children's art at Boyne City Piratefest starting 8/6. (Photo: Minigrantee Archipelago Project performing at Stormcloud Brewing in Frankfort earlier in July)
 
Link for Minigrant Spotlights

Exhibit, Participate 8/20 in TC

Downtown Traverse City is hosting a Last Slice of Summer event on Saturday, 8/20 with multiple arts and community events and display tables underway concurrently. The Network will be hosting its own display table and welcomes artists and culture bearers to join us with a display, demo and/or an activity. Contact arts@nwmiarts.net to join the Network space. Organizations can also host their own table. Contact abby@downtowntc.com to reserve your own exhibit space. All will be located at Traverse City's Open Space.

GIG Fund Grants Open

Planning to present in-person or virtual activities with an artist in the first half of 2023? If so, consider applying for Arts Midwest’s GIG Fund. Applications are open now through 10/5 for projects taking place January-June 2023. Grantees will now receive $4,000 (instead of the previous $2,500) to help present artists in their community and offset the costs of programming and touring. Info/apply, Link Here.

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants due 8/2

Applications are open through Tuesday, 8/2 for the 14th cycle of Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants, which provides visual artists, film/video/digital/electronic artists, or choreographers residing in the U.S., District of Columbia, Tribal Nations, or U.S. Territories with one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced in the past six months. Info, Link here 

Plein Air Paints through NW MI

Plein Air events have been taking place throughout Northwest Michigan, including the Old Art Building's Leland Air in May, OAB Plein Air Painters summer program and upcoming Plein Air Clothesliine Art Show on 8/24; as well as Northport Art Center's Gene Rantz Plein Air Paint Out held July 15-16.

Coming up:

TC Arts Commission Extends Deadline

The Traverse City Arts Commission is seeking up to nine artists to create art for 30 new banners to be hung along West Front Street.in TC. Deadline extended to 8/15. Info/RFP, Link here

Commongrounds Affordable Residential Housing Apps Open

The Network is looking forward to moving our new home at Commongrounds in Traverse City later this fall. The upper floors at Commongrounds are also offering affordable residential rental housing. Applications are being accepted through 8/7. To learn more or apply, Link Here
 

Save the Studio Events 7/30, 8/19

Two benefit concerts are slated for Studio Anatomy's Save the Studio campaign to ensure the existence of musical and artistic diversity in Traverse City with the formation of a new, large performance venue, art studio workspace collective, photography studio, brewery, skate park, rehearsal space, recording studio, all-ages music venue, vinyl record shop and roller rink. 
  • Save the Studiod Benefit Concert: Saturday, 7/30, 5-10pm at Workshop Brewing featuring Miriam Pico & Ryan Younce, Protea, Tranquility & Jazz Cabbage. Info here
  • Save the Studio Benefit Show: Saturday, 8/19, 6pm at Howe Arena featuring live music and light show with Super Nuclear & Captain L3mo. Info here
  • Save the Studio Patronicity Campaign, through August. Info here

 

More Doings in the Network

Here are a few updates on news and events in the Network: Please share your news. Email: arts@nwmiarts.net.

8/4 Roundtable Skill Share: Building Your Digital Toolbox 

Plan to join the Network for its monthly Zoom Roundtable on Thursday, 8/4, 10am.  IPR social media intern Karen Jane Ludwig will be presenting a digital marketing webinar on Tips & Resources to Connect with Your Audience. Skill sharing is a new monthly feature in addition to sharing and updates among attendees. Open to all. Zoom link here and below  And - plan to join again in September when Brett Sinclair of Raven & Lotus and Sonder DEI Network discusses DEI.
Link for 8/4 Zoom Roundtable
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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