2022 NW MI Arts & Culture Summit

SAVE THE DATE
2023 NW MI Arts & Culture Summit
Tuesday – May 9, 2023
Interlochen Center for the Arts & Zoom

The 2022 Summit is past. 2023 registration & program info will be posted by early March. For a look at past summits, scroll below for the 2022 schedule & speakers. Link to resources, recordings & tools. Questions? arts@nwmiarts.net


Reboot

Reshaping, Resiliency, Recovery

Tuesday, 5/3/2022  – 8:30am-3:30pm
In Person & Online

Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership
at Interlochen Center for the Arts & by Zoom

Schedule      Speakers     Resources

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Download Zoom Links to Morning Sessions, Afternoon Breakouts

Artists, culture bearers and creatives of all disciplines, arts and cultural organizations, creative businesses, and community builders are invited to the 2022 Northwest Michig nd Arts & Culture Summit on May 3 – in person at Interlochen Center for the Arts and via Zoom for those who wish to join remotely.

Recovery and resiliency will be key themes as all in the creative sector – individuals, organizations and communities – continue to pivot from our pre-pandemic world and through today’s challenges toward recovery.

The day includes discussions, demos and hands-on tools and strategies. Panels will explore: The New Normal: State of Arts & Culture v2022, Funding Our Future: Trends In Philanthropy, and Building Community Partnerships. Breakout sessions include: Connecting Artists, Diversity Deep Dive, Celebrating Native Art & Artists, Fundraising Roundtable, Building Community & Business Partners, and, Strategic Decisions: Post-Pandemic Planning.  Speakers include more than 20 regional artists, arts and cultural leaders, community project directors and creative sector advocates, in addition to state leaders of Michigan Arts & Culture Council, National Association of State Arts Agencies, Arts Midwest, Michigan Museums Association and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The regional summit is a professional development day held annually to learn, strengthen relationships, share resources and continue collaborating to build the ten-county network.

Summit registration is a benefit of Network Membership.
Non-members welcome. Scholarships are available.
Contact arts@nwmiarts.net with questions.

Presentations, tools, research, links, publication and other resources used during this and prior Summits are available to review or download in Summit Resources page. This page will be updated as resources, transcrips and recordings are available.  

Program & Presentations

The 2022 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit will be presented

on-site at Interlochen Center for the Arts and online via Zoom.

Scroll Below for Schedule & Speakers Bios

 

Join us for

Interactive presentations, panel discussions & breakout sessions

Networking, resource sharing, deep dives & best practices

Hands-on tools & post-pandemic strategies to rebuild, reshape & recover for a stronger creative sector

Morning Welcome & Panels

 Zoom Link to All Morning Sessions

Prelude – 8:15-8:45am

On-Site Registration & Networking
Zoom Networking Breakouts
Sharing Table

Member Moments video highlights will be showcased now and throughout the day

Gather & Greetings – 8:45am

Gary Gatzke
President, Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network
Associate Director of Continuing & Community Education, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Welcome

Trey Devey
President, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Panel 1 – 9:00am

The New Normal: Arts & Culture 2022

“Resiliency is the ability to pivot – over and over again.”
Since the pandemic began, our creative sector has been overwhelming impacted. Our work and our world has been changed forever. Yet, arts and culture continues to respond creatively and resiliently as we shape our new normal while navigating recovery. Let’s look at the trends, issues, challenges and opportunities as we reshape our workplaces, embrace DEI, re-engage audiences, balance limited resources and pursue creative practices.
Join this interactive discussion.

 

Alison Watson
Director, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Lisa Craig Brisson
Executive Director, Michigan Museums Association

Craig Hadley
Executive Director, Dennos Museum Center

Omari Rush
Executive Director, Culture Source
President, National Association of State Arts Agencies

Esther Triggs
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Trey Devey
President
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Facilitator
Mary Bevans Gillett
Convener, Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network

 

Short Break & Member Moments

 Panel 2 – 10:15am

FUNDING OUR FUTURE: TRENDS & STRATEGIES

Join this panel of funding leaders in an interactive discussion of trends in philanthropy and perspectives on future forces that impact funding – especially in arts and culture – as well as strategies to respond as we move from pandemic into recovery.
Kristin Hettich
Director of Community Development, Rotary Charities of Traverse City

David (DJ) Jones
Executive Director, Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

 

John W. Bogley
Vice President of Philanthropy, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Short Break & Member Moments

Panel 3 – 11:15am

Building Community Partners

Arts and culture can be powerful partners in addressing community issues, building bridges to change, leading economic development,  and building cultural vibrancy. Let’s look at three examples of community partnering and invite audience sharing.

Stories That Heal, Benzie County
Molly Sturges, Artistic Director & Composer

Commonplace at Commongrounds, Traverse City
Amanda Kik, Crosshatch Center for Arts & Ecology


Blissfest Music Festival & Little Traverse Communities
Cindy McSurely, Blissfest

Facilitator
Peter Payette
Executive Director, Interlochen Public Radio
Interlochen Center for the Arts

LUNCH – 12:00PM

Sandwich & Salad Buffet

NETWORK 2.0: FINDINGS & FEEDBACK

Sharing results & discussion on the past year’s Network Development Project

Jennifer Goulet, Consultant
Executive Director, WonderFool Productions & former CEO Creative Many Michigan

 

Break & Member Moments

Networking
Informal Consults with MACC

 

Move to Breakouts – 1:10pm 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Breakouts A, B, C – 1:15pm
– Short Break –
Breakouts D, E, F – 2:10pm

Breakout A

Strategic Decisions: Post Pandemic Planning

Presenter
Lisa Craig Brisson
Michigan Museums Association

 

Zoom Breakout Link

Breakout B

Diversity 2.0
Deep Dive

Presenters
Esther Triggs
Interlochen Center
for the Arts
Brett Sinclair
Raven & Lotus
Sonder DEI Network

Zoom Breakout Link

Breakout C

Connecting Artists to Each Other, Organizations, Community
Facilitator
Jennifer Goulet
Network Consultant

Zoom Breakout Link

Breakout D

Building & Engaging Community Champions

Presenters 
Caitlin Early
TART Trails
Traverse City Arts Commission
Jennifer Goulet
WonderFool Productions
Network Consultant
Kelly Ignace
TC New Tech
 

Zoom Breakout Link

Breakout E

Fundraising Roundtable

Facilitators
Tamara Tinhof
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Emily Culler
Interlochen Center for the Arts

 

Zoom Breakout Link

Breakout F

Celebrating Native Art, Culture & Artists

Presenters
JoAnne Cook
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians
Laura J. Quackenbush
Consultant, Great Lakes History & Interpretation and Cultural Resource Management

 

Samantha Two Crow
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians

Zoom Breakout Link

Next Steps & Send-Off – 3:00-3:15pm

Join us for a Happy Hour & Networking immediately following at Interlochen Public Radio

Speakers

Jennifer McQuiston Lott

Jennifer McQuiston Lott

Jennifer McQuiston Lott enjoys a varied career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, director and advocate for the arts. Company credits include Gibney Dance Company, Groundworks Dancetheater, Armitage Gone! Dance, Inlet Dance Theatre, Collective Body Dance Lab, Eglevsky Ballet, and others. Her choreographic works and short dance films have premiered in New York at Baryshnikov Arts Center, National Sawdust, Celebrate Brooklyn!, Chen Dance Center’s Newsteps, the Thang Dao Dance Festival; also ...
Nancy McRay

Nancy McRay

Nancy McRay holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan with an emphasis on Fiber Art. She has worked as a studio artist and community arts organizer since 1994.  She has served on the East Lansing Arts Commission, The East Lansing Art Festival Board of Directors, the East Lansing Art selection committee and the Greater Lansing Arts Council. She served as on site juror for awards presented at the East Lansing Art Festival.  After moving to Williamsburg, ...
Cindy McSurely

Cindy McSurely

Cindy McSurely has been the executive director of Blissfest Music Organization in Petoskey since 2020. She has been an arts administrator in the Little Traverse area for 19 years, including positions with Crooked Tree Arts Center prior to her leadership at Blissflest. The Blissfest Music Organization is a non-profit educational and performing arts organization based in Northwest Lower Michigan, which has been in existence since 1981. The Blissfest provides year round folk arts ...
Mercedes Michalowski

Mercedes Michalowski

Mercedes Michalowski is the executive director of Elizabeth Lane Oliver Arts Center in Frankfort. She is a founding member of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network and currently serves as the Network's board president.

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

director@oliverart.org

Jill O’Neil

Jill O’Neil

Jill O'Neill is the Executive Director for the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor, Michigan. Her leadership role began with the organization's formation in 2013 and she was formally named as GLCFA's first Executive Director in 2016.Since opening, GLCFA has presented a year-round calendar of events across a broad spectrum of the performing arts which has featured numerous Michigan arts organizations including: the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Sphinx ...
Peter Payette

Peter Payette

Peter Payette is the Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio and has managed the news department since 2001. For more than a decade, he hosted the weekly program Points North and has reported on a wide range of issues critical to the culture and economy of northern Michigan. His work has been featured on NPR, Michigan Radio, Bridge magazine and Edible Grande Traverse. He has taught journalism and radio production to students and adults at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He ...

Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors whose support makes the Summit possible.

                         

Resources from Past Summits

 

The Northwest Michigan Arts and Culture Summit is held annually at Interlochen Center for the Arts. This convening brings together artists of all disciplines, arts & cultural organizations, creative entrepreneurs, community builders, planners and stakeholders together with state arts leaders to explore best practices, timely topics, network tools, sector challenges, funding strategies and partnering opportunities as we continue shaping the network’s future. Hallmarks are the rich range of local, regional and state speakers and the high level of interactivity, connectivity and strengthened relationships among attendees. The regional arts and culture summit is an annual springboard to new relationships, opportunities, mentors and ideas.

Resources from past summits are available below. 
The May 2020 Summit was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

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