Connecting to the Network

Connecting Our Dots

Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network strives to connect, promote and support the many artists, performers, historians, writers, dancers, filmmakers, museums, theatres, venues, galleries, studios, arts and cultural organizations, creative entrepreneurs and community projects filling our region with artistic vibrancy and a rich cultural heritage.

We are ‘connecting the dots’ throughout the region to build the Network and to collectively use our voices to promote arts and culture in Northern Lower Michigan. This is a grassroots effort led by our creative community. We grow stronger and help each other with as much participation as possible.

Will you join us? 


Memberships & Supporters

Join us in building the Northwest Michigan Arts and Culture Network and supporting arts, culture and our creative communities throughout our region. Your investment help us further the vision we share for a vibrant and valued creative sector.

Memberships are available for individuals and organizations of all disciplines in arts, culture and creative businesses.
Due to the challenges we are all facing with COVID-19, our fees have intentionally been set low to all for greater accessibility.

Community champions can support the network with your donations, engagement and sponsorships.

Networking with the Network

Join discussions online and onsite. Regional roundtables and networking are hosted throughout the year. During our COVID-19 times, all have transitioned to Zoom until we can network in person again.

Digital Roundtables are held the 1st Thursday of each month at 10-11am. Additional Zoom calls are scheduled as needed and announced in Network newsletters. 

Zoom Roundtables

Every Month on 1st Thursday

Artists After Hours: Led by Artists of Northwest Michigan and Crosshatch Center for Arts & Ecology. Artists After Hours are held monthly during fall and winter.

Interested in connecting with Artists of Northwest Michigan or other opportunities for individual artists? Contact:


Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit


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. 

Summits are traditionally held in May annually. You can access past Summit resources and programming below. 
The 2020 summit was cancelled due to COVID-19.  

Let’s Connect

Please join the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network on social media. Promote your events, announcements and creative work by posting or sharing to the Network sites. Join the private Facebook group to discuss with colleagues. Invite others to join, like, support and engage!


Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network




Northwest Michigan Arts and Culture Network