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Network E-News, 9/9/2022

Celebrate Arts Education – 9/11-17

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010, the celebration is designated to bring attention to arts education and to support equitable access to the arts for all students. National Arts in Education Week takes place annually on the second Sunday of September. Link to AFTA for Info, Tools 

Join  #BecauseOfArtsEd

  • Post on Facebook..Share your #BecauseOfArtsEd story. How has arts education had a positive impact with a photo. See more on Facebook.

  • Send a tweet. Share a quick #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Twitter. Be sure to include an image or video. See more on Twitter.

  • Share a photo. Post your favorite arts education photo on Instagram along with your impact story. See more on Instagram

  • Post a video. Capture your story on video. Include #ArtsEdWeek and #BecauseOfArtsEd in the description. See more on YouTube

Plan Ahead for October, Arts & Humanities Month

Plan to showcase your work and all that is great about arts and humanities in northern lower Michigan by celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month all through October. Join in the 31-day Instagram challenge and join the Network’s cross promotion throughout the month. Link here to Americans for the Arts 2022 Toolkit. for inspiration and resources.

Link to National Arts & Humanities Month Tools

Call for Executive Director Candidates, Due 9/19

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts in Frankfort has an immediate need for a highly
motivated and creative arts administrator to lead its continued growth. The position of Executive Director
offers a unique opportunity to have a tangible impact on the creative and educational culture of
Northwestern Michigan, and to experiment with new programs, exhibitions and events. Info/Job Description, link here. Deadline 9/19.

Old Art Building Seeks Executive Director, Due 10/1

The Old Art Building in Leland is seeking an Executive Director. Candidate should be an outgoing, self-motivated, and organized individual who has passion for the arts and the mission of the Old Art Building and its community. Info, link here Due 10/1.

Commongrounds, Alluvion Openings

The Network is moving to Commongrounds later this year. Two positions just posted:

Call for Community Art

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee is inviting the public to participate in our art fundraising project ~ Community Art2. Artists of all ages and artistic abilities are invited to join in creating a wall of small canvases to be exhibited in Hardy Hall Gallery, and available for sale during the winter holidays. Participants must register, pick up a canvas and then return it by 10/29. Proceeds benefit RRCA’s grassroots programming. Info here.


Northport Arts Association Call for Potters

Northport Arts Association will be holding its first Clay Studio Pottery Exhibit and Sale on 10/7-9 and is accepting applications from clay artists. Info and apply here.

Call for Contemporary Art

Commongrounds & The Alluvion are seeking exhibition and installation proposals for their new facilities in Traverse City.  Deadline 10/15. $25 fee. All mediums including traditional, public art, installations, conceptual art, performance art, new media. Info/Apply here

Call for Arts Escape Teaching Artists

Arts for All of Northern Michigan’s Art Escapes program provides arts and cultural workshops to Northwest Education Services classrooms in Traverse City including special ed, alternative ed, and general ed. These workshops are aimed at enhancing classroom goals and providing tools for healthy self expression through art, music, creative movement, and drama. Teaching artists are needed. Info here.

Sonder DEI Town Hall 9/16

Join Sonder DEI with guest facilitator Darlene King from the Michigan Diversity Council for a Sonder DEI Town Hall on 9/16, 9-11am at 20 Fathoms in Traverse City or via Zoom. This will be a chance to have our regional community connect with statewide and national efforts while being able to connect with one of the most impactful national leaders in DEI. LINK


Work of Art Workshop
10/7-8 @ Dennos

The Network is partnering with Northwestern Michigan College to present business skills for artists training using the Springboard for the Arts “Work of Art” curriculum.  Two-day workshop, 10/7-8, at the Dennos Museum Center and digital delivery. Info at NMC Lifelong & Professional Learning course listing – Link Here.

MACC Council Meeting & Grant Announcement – Fri, 9/16, 1:30-3:30pm

To join by Zoom, Link here
After 3:30 pm, view grant award list. Link here (scroll to bottom)

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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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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