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Deadline THIS Friday, 8/28
U.S. Regional Arts Resilience Fund

Thanks to an anonymous donor, Arts Midwest is expanding funding available through the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund to smaller organizations in the Midwest. These new funds will award grants of $10,000 to $50,000 to organizations with budgets between $50,000-$249,999 (pre-COVID19), prioritizing arts and cultural organizations in rural communities and organizations led by and/or serving indigenous people and people of color. 

Anyone may nominate an arts organization to receive an award by filling out a simple online form before 7pm CDT (8pm EDT) on Friday, August 28.  


Connecting with the Network – Save the Dates


Monthly Zoom Roundtable, Thursday, 9/3, 10am

Open to all, join colleagues to share updates, opportunities & issues
Zoom Link Here

Join Us for a Socially Distanced Network Happy Hour
Thursday, 9/17, 4pm at Michigan Legacy Art Park

Mark the date and plan to join us at Michigan Legacy Art Park for an outdoor, socially distanced happy hour with members and friends of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Cultural Affairs. Join us for an informal chance to informally meet and enjoy the park with colleagues and friends. More info to come.


Have you heard the latest Creative Connection podcasts? The series features This 12-part series explores the stories of creative entrepreneurs who have made our region their home. The most recent showcases Brad and Amanda Kik at Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology. Past podcasts have featured Parallel 45, the National Writers Series, musicians, artists & entrepreneurs. Info and Listen here, on IPR or download.

 Help share our Facebook pages with our regional communities and among our arts and cultural colleagues. group has been set up for Network members, artists, organizations and colleagues in our creative communities. It’s our goal to share questions,

Arts and cultural colleagues are invited to share information, ask questions and recommend resources, etc. on the private Facebook group page. To join, visit and request to join the private group here: NW MI Arts & Culture Network Community

The public page is available to share events and news from all of our regional arts and cultural organizations, artists and creative community projects – please share your posts. And – please help build our exposure by liking the page and inviting others to NW MI Arts & Culture Network 






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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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