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.

NW MI Arts & Culture Network December Zoom Roundtable 12/7, 10am: Focus on Volunteer Tools & Platforms - https://mailchi.mp/63c03b72dac4/127-zoom-volunteer-tools-platforms

NW MI Arts & Culture Network December Zoom Roundtable 12/7, 10am: Focus on Volunteer Tools & Platforms - https://mailchi.mp/63c03b72dac4/127-zoom-volunteer-tools-platforms ...

NW MI Arts & Culture Network December Zoom Roundtable 12/7, 10am: Focus on Volunteer Tools & Platforms - https://mailchi.mp/63c03b72dac4/127-zoom-volunteer-tools-platforms ...

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Coming Up

  • Giving Tuesday 11/28. Support the work of arts & culture in Northern Michigan. Donate Here.
  • Monthly Zoom Roundtable, 12/7, 10am. Roundtables held the 1st Thursday of the month via Zoom (link here). Next: 12/7
  • Holiday: Celebrate the Arts, 11/24/2023-1/2/2024. More info, calendar, tours, events LINK to Holiday Celebrate the Arts page.
  • Michigan Nonprofit Arts & Culture Relief Fund. Application deadline, 5pm, 12/13. Info here. Open Virtual Office Hours, 11/28, 1-3pm. Zoom link here.

Recent E-News:

  • Gratitude 2023
  • MACC: MI Nonprofit Arts & Culture Relief Fund
  • MACC FY24 Grant Awards: Announced 9/22 are posted here (Scroll to bottom of page for lists by program and by county)
  • Arts in Education Tools, reports, training
  • Impact Tools, Research
    – MACC Grant Impact Reports
    – Interactive Art + Social Impact Explorer
    – Recent SMU DataArts Research
  • New Calls for Art, Job Openings, Grant Opps
  • Trending Topics & Reading
  • Questions, Submissions? art@nwmiarts.net


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News & Tools


Latest News


Network E-News, 11/27/2023

The Season of Giving & Gratitude

Best wishes to all who are conducting their Giving Tuesday and year-end giving campaigns. The Network is joining the chorus as we ask for your support and advocacy for the Network and the work we do to strengthen the ecosystem supporting arts, culture and creative endeavors in Northwest Michigan. Please consider a donation, business championship or membership. Every dollar invested in the Network is invested back to supporting our arts and cultural sector. Thank you!

Donate to the NW MI Arts & Culture Network Here
Join, Renew or Gift a Membership Here

Thank You!

The Network will benefit from several recent grant awards. All will significantly help us further the arts and build our capacity to do more. Extraordinary gratitude to:

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

We are Hiring!

The Network is seeking a new Associate Director to help lead the organization as we grow our capacity to support our region’s artists, organizations and creative community. We’re looking forward to growing the Network and taking it to its next stage. Join us?  Job posting is available here. Downloadable pdf here. Send cover letter and resume to: arts@nwmiarts.net. Preference to applications received by 12/14/2023.

Save the Date 5/7/2024

Mark your calendars to attend the 2024 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit on Tuesday, May 7, all day at Interlochen Center for the Arts. This is our annual convening for learning, networking and building relationships with colleagues across the north and beyond. Remember, the Summit is open to all but free for members. For a sample, here’s a look back at the 2023 Summit. Interested in helping to plan or proposing a session? Sponsor suggestions? Let us know – arts@nwmiarts.net.

Capacity Building

Volunteer Center Info, Tools, Staff @ Zoom on 12/7, 10am

Join the Network’s December Zoom Roundtable on Thursday, 12/7 with featured speaker Bailey Nuss, Director of Volunteer Engagement at United Way of Northwest Michigan. Bailey will be sharing services, resources, and online tools available through the Volunteer Center that can benefit any of our organizations who use volunteers. It’s also great time for member sharing and Q&A about your own volunteer programs and strategies. Join us!  12/7 Roundtable Zoom Link Here 

For Artists: Holiday Strategies, 2024 Grants

Check out the latest news from Artwork Archive including the newest compilation of funding opportunities and calls for art as well as strategies for holiday market sales and promotion.. Link here for e-news. Link here for 2024 Artist Grants & Opportunities.


New NEA ArtsHERE Grants

Statements of Interest for ArtsHERE—a new NEA grant program to increase opportunities for arts participation—are now open. ArtsHERE will provide grants of $65,000 to $130,000 to organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to equity in programming and practice. Grants are for specific projects that will strengthen the organization’s capacity to sustain meaningful community engagement and increase arts participation for underserved groups/communities. Grantees will have access to peer-learning and technical assistance to share knowledge and build networks. Info at at artshere.org. Statement of interest due 1/19

Michigan Humanities Grants Open

Applications for Michigan Humanities Spring Humanities Grants are now open. Funding up to $20,000 is available. Draft applications are encouraged to be submitted for feedback prior to March 2024. Final applications due 3/24/24. Information here.


IPR Holiday Concert Guide

Interlochen Public Radio has launched its 2023 Holiday Concert Guide featuring a comprehensive listing of performances throughout northern Michigan. See the Guide here. If you have another upcoming concert, submit information to amanda.sewell@interlochen.org

Submit Holiday PR

Remember to keep the Network on your email list – arts@nwmiarts.net. Share your holiday events, markets, exhibits and plans to we can cross promote you. Holiday PR pages are here with calendar, map, tours and markets. This is a member benefit.

Shop Your Community Day 11/11. Thank you to Ted Alan for performing, to Higher Art Gallery for hosting us, and the TC Record-Eagle for front page coverage 11/25.

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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