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

Deb Polich

Deb Polich

Deb Polich is the President and CEO of Creative Washtenaw. She champions the arts and creative industries in her professional, volunteer and personal life. Police has 30+ years of executive arts management in the fields of theater, performing arts, presenting and producing, visual art and museums, arts & creative education, project management, public art and design, community development, local, state and national arts advocacy, film exhibition, film festivals, tour management, data ...
Rick Schmitt

Rick Schmitt

Rick Schmitt is the owner Stormcloud Brewing Company and Chair of the Garden Theater's Board of Directors. On December 30, 2020, The Friends of The Garden Theater, a charitable organization, purchased The Garden Theater and continues with fundraising efforts to save the historic theater for future generations.

Stormcloud Brewing Company & the Garden Theater

rickwschmitt@gmail.com

Brett Sinclair

Brett Sinclair

Brett Sinclair is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant, project manager and marketer. He is the owner of Raven & Lotus LLC and leads the Sonder DEI Network in the Grand Traverse region. Identity is the intersection of how individuals identify and how they are identified by others. It is the story of who we are; the better these stories can be told directly reflects how smooth connections between different individuals or groups can be. Social change and social connection hinges ...
Lisa Marie Tobin

Lisa Marie Tobin

Lisa Marie Tobin is the Executive Director of the Gaylord Arts Council. The Mission of Gaylord Area Council for the Arts is to nurture and promote a creative community by facilitating, sharing and encouraging individual expression through the arts.
Esther Triggs

Esther Triggs

Esther Triggs is the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She co-founded Journey Theatre Project (JTP). JTP works with non-profits, corporate entities, educational, religious and community organizations to create a brave space for necessary conversations. As Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion there, Triggs challenged traditional power structures and disrupted unconscious bias, through the use of theatre, dialogue, game, and ...
Xavier Verna

Xavier Verna

Xavier Verna is the Executive Director of the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts since 2017 after serving as the Director of Education for the Sphinx Organization in Detroit. He is also involved in state-wide efforts to support other Michigan arts and cultural organizations as a governor-appointed council member for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and serves on three boards, including the Manistee Chamber of Commerce, So Percussion, and as past president for the ...

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

xverna@ramsdelltheatre.org

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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