NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E-News 6/10/2022

Friday Updates with more coming next week. TGIF!

Elk Rapids Arts & Artists thru 6/11

Elk Rapids is celebrating arts and artists through this weekend during Art Beat with Twisted Fish, Blue Heron and  Mullaly’s 128 Galleries. For over 10 years these collaborative galleries have hosted a bi-annual gallery tour each June & October. The eight day events urges all to visit each gallery as often as desired, get “stamped” at each visit and then enter your stamps into a drawing for a $100 Gift Certificate. Meet local artists, see demonstrations, bring family & friends and explore the best that Elk Rapids offers in a myriad of art forms. And, don’t forget to visit Art Rapids’ Walk of Art as part our the tour. Runs through June 11. Art Beat Info hereWalk of Art info here

Applications are open through 8/3 for:

  • Arts & Culture Projects (up to $4,000)
  • Professional & Organizational Development (up to $1,500)
  • School Equipment & Supplies (up to $1,500)
  • School Bus Transportation for Arts & Culture Field Trips ($500)

Interested? Apply at macc.smartsimple.com. Info here or the Network website (Opportunities)

Webinars and Drop-in Q&A are available on:

  • Wednesday, 6/15 at 1pm
  • Friday, 6/17 at 9am
  • Wednesday, 6/22 at 1pm
  • By appointment

Want to see some of our minigrant projects in action, visit the Network’s new Minigrant Spotlight page on the website. Link here.

Minigrant Webinar Zoom Link

Microgrants Open 6/13

Bridge Builders Microgrants opens 6/13 thru 7/10 with small, one-time grants to people or organizations within Michigan Municipal League member communities. Projects are intentionally collaborative, bringing together neighbors, artists, business owners, elected officials, and more. More info here

Opening: Program Director

Arts for All of Northern Michigan is seeking applications for program director. More information with job description is available here..

Survey Last Call

Help guide the NW MI Arts & Cutlure Network as we plan our next step. We are closing our Creative Sector and our Community Surveys on 6/15. Please share your feedback and share with others to share theirs.

The Network was featured in the 6/10 issue of the Traverse City Record-Eagle’s ETC section. Link through to read how we’re working together. Link here or on photo

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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PO Box 1859
Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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