Merry Christmas & Happiest Holiday Wishes

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.
Additional info from Americans for the arts and the Arts Action Fund:
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 12/30  Link Here
Traverse City Arts Commission (10th Street Trailhead): Deadline 1/10  Link 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

The Creative 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.
Guidelines here, information/PPT on NW MI Arts & Culture website.  Webinars are on request. 
School supplies, equipment minigrants accepted on rolling basis. Questions?  arts@nwmiarts.net

January Zoom Roundtable 1/7

Join our monthly Network roundtable on Thursday, 1/7, 10-11am. Zoom link here.






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Charlevoix Circle of Arts

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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

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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

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The Croft Residency

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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

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