As we enter this weekend of gratitude, we are thankful for the more than 150 arts and cultural organizations and 1,500 artists and culture bearers who call our corner of Michigan home. The work you create, the music you make, the stories you tell and the history you protect infuses our region with vibrancy, our shared spaces with passion and our souls with joy. We celebrate your talents, resiliency and giving spirit. With appreciation – Bravo! .
Up North Arts in Cadillac is accepting jury applications for the 55th Annual Phyllis Olson Art Fair on Zapplication.org. Deadline: 2/28/2023. Early Bird registration ends 12/31/2022. For more information visit upnorthartsinc.com
New Freelance & Independent Contractors Directory
Michigan’s Creative Coast has launched its first-ever online ‘Freelance & Independent Talent Directory. The directory offers these entrepreneurs a microsite to showcase their resumes, portfolios, and services to businesses and employers looking for local talent and creates business-to-business development among freelancers. Link here for info, listing options and fees.
Creative Aging Webinar 12/6
Join the National Association of State Arts Agencies us on Tuesday, 12/6, at 3:00 pm for Untapped Opportunity: Older Americans & the Arts. The free learning session will feature new research from Culture Track that explores the cultural participation priorities and desires of older adults. This groundbreaking project yields actionable insights that can help organizations develop responsive and inclusive approaches to serving older adults. Registerhere
Minigrant Webinars, Info
The Network is accepting Round 2 applications for Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) minigrants (projects, art equipment & supplies, school bus only – no PODs). Funding to be used 3/1 – 9/30/2023. Deadline to apply is 1/15/2023. Webinars and virtual Q&A sessions are available. Schedule:
Join Network colleagues for our monthly roundtable discussions. Spotlight will be on leaders from Northwestern Michigan College’s Extended Education Services – Laura Matchett, Kristina Jackson & Christa Abdul-Karim – talking about opportunities to teach, recommend classes, cross promote and possibilities the new Global Certificate program.
Our new office space at Commongrounds in Traverse City is getting closer. Many thanks to Leslie Donaldson and Will Jurkiewicz for helping to move boxes and help assemble our new furniture. Doors are opening in December. Stay tuned!
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.