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Network E-News, 1/4/2022

Join the Roundtable – This Thursday, 10am 

Kick off the new year and share your news, needs, updates and announcements to cross promote across the Network. We’re also seeking your feedback as we set Network priorities, programming and projects for 2022 as well as your key activities that we can help promote. Our monthly Zoom roundtables are open to all. Link here or below. Can’t make it but have questions or info to share? Email arts@nwmiarts.net.

Zoom Link for 1/5 Roundtable & 1/4 Minigrant Q&A

Minigrant Apps Due 1/15

Round 2 Minigrant applications for projects taking place March-September 2022 are due 1/15/2022, 5pm, via mcaca.smartsimple.com. The Network is presenting Zoom Q&A sessions to review guidelines and assist prospective applicants. Private consultations by phone or Zoom available. Info/guidelines here or arts@nwmiarts.net.

Drop-In Zooms – Wednesdays, 1/5 & 1/12, 10 am
Zoom to Join – Link Here


Hiring at CTAC-TC

Crooked Tree Art Center in Traverse City is hiring for:

  • Guest Experience Associate (front desk): 24-28 hours a week, $15/hour. Info here. 
  • Regional Development Manager: full-time, salaried $50k + benefits. Info here.

Apply by: Friday, January 21 2022

Call: Rock Paper Scissors Scrap

Call to Artists from Jordan River Arts Council for its March exhibition Rock Paper Scissors Scrap. 

Rock Paper Scissors (aka Rochambeau or roshambo) is a hand game used as a fair way to decide the outcome of a dispute or question. Rock smashes scissors, scissors cut paper, paper covers rock. For this show we’ve expanded the elements of the game to: Rock Paper Scissors Scrap.

Info/timeline here. Email questions here. Due 2/13.


State Of The State Cover Contest

Michigan’s K-12 students are challenged to come up with a creative design for the 2022 State of the State address program cover following the theme “Why do you believe in Michigan?”

Students should be as creative as possible and are welcome to use crayon, marker, paint, or any other material. To submit your design, please follow the instructions on this linked page. Submittals will be accepted only through the online system and must be received no later than 11:59pm on 1/16/2022.

Call for Art: Higher Art Gallery

Open Call for Art by Higher Art Gallery in Traverse City. Open to all artists. Deadline 1/5/2022.

Love Language is a group exhibit exploring the theme of Love in all of its forms. How do we show our love and how do we best receive it? Forms of love can be shown romantically, familial love, parent & child or deep friendship. Now more than ever, many of us are struggling, and so themes of self-care, self-love and body image will also be explored. Info – Link here


Florence Feast for Florence Fest 1/8

Grow Benzie’s Art Guild is hosting Florence Feast, a community potluck fundraiser, on Saturday, 1/8, 6-8pm at the Grow Benzie Event Center in Benzonia. The program will benefit and overview the Art Guild’s flagship annual project, Florence Fest, including behind the scenes videos, 2020 production photos & feedback from 2020 artists. Info here.

AAM Assessment Assistance

The American Alliance of Museums Museum Assessment Program (MAP) can help museums chart a path for Collections Stewardship. This assessment focuses on practical, ethical, and strategic collections issues and activities related to the care and management of a museum’s collections per professional practices and standards. The results will help museums increase knowledge, recognize and mitigate risk, prioritize long-term collections stewardship issues, gain physical and intellectual control of the collections, and write policies and plans. Application deadline 2/1. Info here


Congratulations to author Jerry Dennis whose latest book, Up North in Michigan, with illustrations by Glenn Wolff has been selected as a 2022 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. Copies are available at our many northern Michigan bookstores and libraries. For a full list of this year’s selections, link here to the Library of Michigan notable books pages.

Join the Summit Planning Team

Planning will begin in mid-January for the 2022 Regional Arts & Culture Summit slated for May 3, 2022. We are planning to return in person to Interlochen Center for the Arts with streaming capabilities for a day of learning, networking, panels and breakouts. Interested in helping to shape the day? Please join us! Email arts@nwmiarts.net. 

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