NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E-News, 11/22/2022


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!

IPR Holiday Concert Guide

Interlochen Public Radio compiled a comprehensive holiday concert guide listing live in-person performances and events throughout Northern Michigan. Link here for the 2022 Northwest Michigan Holiday Concert Guide. Have an upcoming concert to add? Submit to the IPR Almanac here.


Congratulations to these new executive directors:

Holiday Happenings

Here’s a sample of holiday happenings across the Network . Post your events to the Member Showcase, link here.  More on the Network website.

Call for Art: 2023 Phyllis Olson Art Fair

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:

  • Mondays: 12/5, 12/12 & 1/11 at 10 am
  • Wednesday: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 & 1/9 at 10 am
  • By request – arts@nwmiarts.net

Info & links to guidelines are available here.
Zoom link for info sessions here.

December Roundtable

Featuring NMC EES Opportunities

Thursday, 12/1, 10am

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.
Link to Zoom Roundtable – 12/1 @ 10am
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.

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Traverse City, MI

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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