Amy Stein-Hansen
Ashlee Cowles
Carol Murray Jewelry
Cindy McSurely
Deborah Crandell
Diane Frederick
Elizabeth Calcutt
Greta Bolger
Heather Harris-Brady
Helen Grove
Holly Polich
Ian Jones
Ingrid Andrews
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
Kate Korroch
Kristi Wodek
Laura Quackenbush
Laurie Sears
Leslie Donaldson
Linda Gits
Lora Frankel
Lisa Ventimiglio
Marcia Conlon
Mark Bowyer
Mary Dye
Megan Holtrey
Melanie Olsen
Melissa Johnson
Mercedes Michalowski
Molly Thompson
Helen Raica-Klotz
Raizel Coiman
Renee Hintz
Sharon Hubbard
Sharon Mick McAuley
Tamara Hoffbauer
Tami Maisel
Terry Beamsley
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage

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Network E-News 4/1/2024


Network E-News, 4/1/2024

Artist Call: TC Art Walk, 5/3

Downtown Traverse City is planning its spring art walk on Friday, 5/3, 4-7pm. The Network is partnering with the Downtown Traverse City Association to help match artists with shops seeking to feature artists that night and art displays through the weekend. Artists interested in participating should sign up here. 
Participants are expected to participate for the full Art Walk time – 4-7pm – and are expected to provide their own easels and related display items. You will be matched with a business and then work directly with them to work out display details. Cross promotion is encouraged. Art sales are allowed, commission free. For more information and to sign-up, link here. Deadline is 4/15.

Artist Sign up for Art Walk Here

Zoom Roundtables on Hiatus Starting 4/4

The Network’s regularly scheduled Zoom Roundtables – held on the 1st Thursday of each month are taking a break this spring as we re-envision the best ways  to connect and convene moving forward. The April 4, 10am Roundtable is Cancelled. 



Join us in welcoming several new leaders in the Network:

Welcome to our newest Network members

We’re so glad you’re here!


Summit Registration Underway – 5/7 @ ICA

Registration is underway for the 2024 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit The Power in Our Partnerships – slated for Tuesday, 5/9 8:30-3:30 at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Join the region’s annual convening to further arts and culture in Northern Michigan. Info, schedule, speakers, sponsorships, and registration are available here.
Cost to attend the Summit is free for members or $30 for non-members. Scholarships are available. Registration fee can be applied to a new membership for individuals or organizations. Thank you to our sponsors: Interlochen Center for the Arts, MACC, Forward Magazine & Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. REGISTER/INFO HERE

Emerging Artists & Youth Art Shows Underway

Emerging Adult Artists:

  • City Opera House, Traverse City. Spring Show

A sample of Youth Art Exhibitions

  • Crooked Tree – Petoskey, thru 5/3
  • Crooked Tree – Traverse City, thru 4/5
  • Northport Arts Association, 5/17-19
  • Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, 4/12-5/10
Capacity Building

Blue Star Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Blue Star Museums Program. The program encourages museums, historic houses, zoos, botanical gardens, etc. to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families. The program will launch on May 18 and run through Labor Day. More on Blue Star Museums here.  Register to participate here.

Impact 100 Grant Sessions

Virtual grant training sessions are available on 4/3 and 4/9 for any nonprofit organizations in the 5-county Grand Traverse region who is interested in applying for an Impact100 this spring. Training explains grant submission and review process as well as Q&A. Sessions and links for sign up are:

General grant info here. Info on Impact 100 here.

Calls for Art

Link for info:

New Tool: Reading 990s for Grant Research

Funding for Good recently published step by stepss for reading funders’ 990s for Grant Research. Read more on the Network’s website under the Tools tab – Link Here.

NEA Metrics Webinar 4/2

On April 2, the National Endowment for the Arts launches its new arts indicators project—a special suite of data and tools for measuring arts activity with a webinar introducing the tools and how to access them. Registration is free, Link Here.


Submission Deadline 4/20

Michigan Writers and the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network continue to accept submissions for its MACC Community Partners grant project to create, share, read, and publish pieces rooted in the transformational power of the arts. Submissions are being sought for nonfiction works up to 1,200 words. Deadline is: April 20, 2024  

Pieces will be published online, in print and showcased at readings May-August. We look forward to previewing the first pieces at the Summit on 5/7. Info & Link to submit is here. 

AI for Nonprofits – 4/18 Zoom

Referred from Michigan Nonprofit Network 

CommonGood is offering a webinar on 4/18, 1-2:15pm, “Empowering Impact: Harnessing AI for Nonrprofits.” Cost is $35. This interactive session offers:

  • a deep dive into AI terminology,
  • practical tips for implementation, and
  • best practices tailored specifically for mission-driven organizations.

By the end of this session, you’ll gain foundational and practical insights to navigate the complexities of AI adoption and make informed decisions for your organization’s future. Info/Register – Link here

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.


Join us! Info & registration at  https://nwmiarts.org/summit/

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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