Sharing warm holiday wishes and tremendous gratitude for all who have helped build our Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network. Your talents, passion and commitment paint our region in color, give voice to our world, protect our past and bring song to our lives.
2020 has been a year like no other. COVID has impacted every artist and organization in the hardest ways. The resiliency, creativity and grit you have shown in navigating this crisis and an unknown future has been amazing and humbling. Thank you for the work you do and the joy your share. The Network is committed to continue supporting your work, strengthening our ecosystem and building a platform to connect, collaborate and advocate for arts, culture and our creative community in Northwest Michigan. Wishing you peace and joy as we greet 2021.
. There’s still many opportunities to celebrate the season with virtual performances, online exhibits and recordings throughout the Network. Link here for a sampling. Bravo to all.
Federal, State Aid & Arts Advocacy
Congress just passed a $2.3 trillion combined bill that includes the $900 billion Coronavirus economic relief bill and a $1.4 trillion Omnibus FY21 spending bill to keep the government running through September. The bill now awaits the presidents signature.
In addition to Congress, the State of Michigan just approved its $465-million coronavirus response plan. See recaps from Bridge Michigan and M-Live.
Reminders, Deadlines & Dates to Save
Call for Art – Art on the TART
Artist proposals due for public art projects along the TART recreational trail in Traverse City. TART Transformation Project (Parsons Road); Deadline 12/30Link Here Traverse City Arts Commission (10th Street Trailhead): Deadline 1/10Link Here
SMU DataArts New Streamlined CDP, Info, Webinars
SMU DataArts has revamped and streamlined the Cultural Data Profile for 2021. Information, downloads and a webinar series on the new survey is available at SMU DataArts – Link Here.
Creative Coast – Links to Resources
TheCreative Coast Guide showcasing Grand Traverse creative talents is available for sale. Discounted executive Traverse Connect memberships for creatives businesses, due 12/31 Northern Michigan Policy Conference (virtual), 1/15, $25, register here.
MCACA Minigrant Projects Due 1/15
Round 2 Minigrant Project applications due 1/15, 5pm at mcaca.smartsimple.com.