Connecting ARTSCULTURE, and our CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

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.

Free registration is included with your NW MI Arts & Culture Network membership. Sign up today for the 2024 Summit. All are welcome to this #Michigan #Art and #Culture one-day conference. You'll leave inspired, informed and having learned something new in one of our breakout sessions.
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Free registration is included with your NW MI Arts & Culture Network membership. Sign up today for the 2024 Summit. All are welcome to this #Michigan #Art and #Culture one-day conference. You`ll leave inspired, informed and having learned something new in one of our breakout sessions.

See you there!

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Free registration is included with your NW MI Arts & Culture Network membership. Sign up today for the 2024 Summit. All are welcome to this #Michigan #Art and #Culture one-day conference. You`ll leave inspired, informed and having learned something new in one of our breakout sessions.

See you there!

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Coming Up

  • Monthly Zoom Roundtable, 1st Thursdays. Next: Thursday, 3/2, 10am
  • Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit, Tuesday, 5/9, all day. Interlochen Center for the Arts & zoom. Save the date!

Recent E-News:

  • Commemorating Black History throughout the Network.
  • Happy New Year! Looking Past and Looking Ahead. 2022 highlights, 2023 plans
  • Trending Topics & Reading
  • Questions, Submissions? art@nwmiarts.net

News & Tools

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Latest News

 

Network E-News 3/18/2024

Summit Registration Opens

Registration is open for the 2024 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit slated for Tuesday, May 7, at Interlochen Center for the Arts.. Artists, culture bearers, administrators, creative entrepreneurs, community builders and regional leaders are invited to join a robust day of learning, networking and celebrating our creative sector. Highlights include:

  • Morning panels and planning tables will explore The Power in Our Partnerships focusing on building cross-sector collaborations, strategies and champions to further the arts throughout Northern Michigan.
  • Community Partner projects, performances from the new opera Edmonia, and displays of members work
  • Afternoon breakout sessions will share hands-on tools with tracks for individual artists as well as organizations.
  • At least 20 state, regional and local speakers/panelists, including MACC
  • Ample time to meet new colleagues, renew relationships and share.

Remember – the annual Summit is a benefit of Network membership. All members can attend for free. Organizational membership included attendance for all staff and board members. Non-members are welcome. Registration fees can be applied toward new memberships. Link below for schedule and speakers. Questions? arts@nwmiarts.net..

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New Summit Sponsorships Available

The Network is launching its first sponsorship program to support the Summit and the Network. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more here. Contact director@nwmiarts.org to learn more or refer a prospective sponsor.

Connecting

Troy DeShano Joins Network as AD

Troy DeShano of Traverse City has joined the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network as its new Associate Director. on 3/4. Troy brings more than two decades experience in the nonprofit sector to his role, including Michigan Legacy Art Park, Norte and Inland Seas. He is a 2018 member of MAAC’s Rising Leaders program, and also serves on the Dennos Museum Center’s Exhibitions Advisory Committee. Troy also brings a unique artist’s perspective to the Network as a well-respected, regional fine artist, We are excited to have Troy join the Network’s Leadership. Learn more here. Email Troy here.

Congratulations to:

TSO = TC Philharmonic

Traverse Symphony Orchestra announced 3/17 that it is rebranding as the Traverse City Philharmonic – a change that brings several programs including jazz, education, summer concerts and the orchestra under one umbrella. This coincides with their move later this year into the Traverse City Philharmonic Center at Cherryland Center. Reac the TC Ticker article here.

Capacity Building

MACC Grant Programs FY25

The Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) coordinates grants to arts and culture organizations, cities and municipalities, and other nonprofit organizations ensuring that every citizen and community in Michigan enjoys the civic, economic and educational benefits of arts and culture.

MACC will be announcing grant programs for fiscal year 2025 on May 1, 2024.  

To prepare for the upcoming FY25 application cycle, organizations may start collecting the following required documentation:

Organizations intending to apply for FY25 MACC funding opportunities should ensure they are up-to-date on any reports/requirements from previous MACC awards.

Organizations that are current recipients of FY24 MACC funding are reminded to check Final Report deadlines which can be found in the organization’s signed Grant Agreement(s) available in SmartSimple.

MACC Staff at Summit

The 2024 NW MI Arts & Culture Summit will include a presentation on the new MACC grant program by MACC director Alison Watson. In addition, MACC staff will be attending and available to discuss.

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Impact 100 Info 3/20

Impact 100 Traverse City is hosting an Ask Me Anything session for Nonprofit organizations on Wednesday, 3/20, 4:30 at Left Foot Charley in Traverse City. Impact members will be discussing 2024 grant opportunities and considerations to apply for its annual $100,000+ grants. Arts & Culture is one of 5 focus areas. Past arts awardees have included The Alluvion and the Garden Theater. Applications are open to nonprofits in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. Grant info and process here.

Communications

Creative Michigan Advocate Available

The latest issue of Creative Michigan Advocate (2/28/24) is available onlline. Each edition includes a running list of state and national grants opportunities as well as readings, advocacy news and tools, and resources for artists, creative workers and businesses. LINK HERE

MACC 2023 Annual Report Available

Michigan Arts & Culture Council recently released its 2023 Annual Report, recapping impact, stories and financials for work the Council supports through the state, including Northwest Michigan – aka Region 2. Read, download and share – the report – LINK HERE

Share Your Voice re: Community Equity & Inclusion

Rotary Charities is leading a deeper exploration of the challenges and disparities within the 5-county Grand Traverse region through a Community Equity and Inclusion Survey.. They hope to gain a better understanding of disparities, how organizations are responding, and how Rotary Charities can effectively support efforts to address systemic challenges and help build communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Survey is open to 3/29. To participate, LINK HERE 

Art Sought for Empty Bowls

The Northwest Michigan Food Coalition continues to seek artist engagement for Artful Hearts at its upcoming Empty Bowls event, including exhibition, demos and small item donations. Info – link here.  For questions or to participate, contact Kathy Maly at malyk805@gmail.com or call 248.885.1252.

 

Marqueetown Premieres, Benefits Local Film Houses

A new documentary on Marquette’s historic Nordic and Delft theaters – starring dozens of real-life Michigan locations and characters, as well as a Traverse City-based cast and crew – has launched an independent tour across the state to raise funds for 20 local arthouses and arts venues. Written and directed by Network members, Joseph Beyer and Jordan Anderson, Marqueetown tells the true story of one Michigan resident’s modern crusade to restore the historic arthouse of his youth to its former glory, a quest that leads the filmmakers to discover a hidden cinema empire in the Upper Peninsula. Many Northwest Michigan venues are on the tour, including The Alluvion (where the film premiers on 3/31), The Workshop 4/4, Historic Vogue Theatre in Manistee 4/7, Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre, 4/11, Dennos Museum Center 4/14, The Garden Theater of Frankfort 4/18, Elk Rapids Cinema, 4/21, Old Art Building in Leland 5/18, Bay Community Theatre in Suttons Bay, 6/23. LINK HERE for more info.

Trending Topics

Here are a few of the latest articles and blog posts that we’ve been reading:

Please share your trending topics. Email: arts@nwmiarts.net.

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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