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Network E-News, 5/5/2022

MACC Introduces New Logo

Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) introduced its new logo at its quarterly council meeting held 4/29 at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee. The new logo has been in the works since the Council’s name was announced earlier this year. Moving forward, MACC grantees, minigrantees and projects requiring recognition should begin using the new logos which are available to download on the MACC website – Link here. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for downloads in multiple formats and perspectives. For MACC FY23 grants, link here.

Link to New MACC Logos to Download

May Zoom Roundtable, 10am, Today 5/5

Join Network colleagues for our informal monthly roundtable TODAY, Thursday, 5/5 at 10am. Share your updates, promotions, and questions. Did you attend the Summit on Tuesday – join us to share your feedback. We’ll also discuss the upcoming Network  survey. Join the discussion at 10am – Link here.

Link to May Zoom Roundtable

Museum Recovery Grants

Michigan Humanities is accepting applications for Michigan Museum Recovery Grants up to $10,000. These grants are for Michigan-based museums with a humanities focus, and can be used for general operating and/or programming support. Deadline 5/26. Info/apply,link to grant portal.

Blue Star Museum Registration Open

Registration is open for the NEA’s Blue Star Museums program which encourages museums, historic sites, and similar spaces to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel. If your institution already offers free admission, you are still encouraged to register, to access marketing materials to promote your museum to the military community. The program runs 5/21-9/5/2022.  Link here for info.

Impact 100 Grants Open

Impact 100 has opened its grant portal for 2022 applications from nonprofit organizations in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska & Leelanau counties. Three grants of $112,000 each will be awarded. Categories include Arts & Culture, Family, Education, Environment and Health. Deadline is 5/27. A recording with grant training info is available by email (grants@impacttc.org) Info available here. 

Studio Anatomy on Patronicity

Studio Anatomy launched a Patronicity campaign to help support its goal to bring a large live performing venue, recording studio, leasable artist studios, vinyl record shop, and art gallery into Cherryland Center. Volunteers and are also being recruited. Studio Anatomy has been the home for many events and exhibitions supporting young artists and performers, including the Basement Art Shows and the Network’s New Leaders’ Artists Chillouts. For more information, link to Patronicity here and to Studio Anatomy here.

Community Partners: Stories That Heal

Next week in Benzie County, Stories That Heal artistic director and composer Molly Sturges discusses her work at Oliver Art Center on 5/10. Then, on Sunday 5/15, the entire project culminates in a performance and community discussion at the Garden Theater.

Tuesday, 5/10, 2pm

Oliver Art Center, Frankfort

Community Concert
Sunday, May 15, 4pm

Garden Theater, Frankfort
Free, Discussion following
Read more here

Trending Topics

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NW MI Arts & Culture Summit Recap

It’s a wrap for the 2022 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit at Interlochen Center for the Arts. 84 attendees, 20 speakers, 3 panels, 6 breakouts, 1 keynote and a post-summit reception at Interlochen Public Radio. Whew! And we did it as a hybrid – in person & by zoom – and it worked. Resources will be posted soon on the Network’s website. Thank you to all who attended, all who planned, all who spoke and all who have played a part in building the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network 

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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