NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E-News 11/29/22

The Giving Season & The Network

We join with many across the region and our world to support Giving Tuesday and this annual season of giving. We support and applaud so many of our members who are seeking well deserved support for the extraordinary work you do everyday to drive arts and culture in our region. Today, we also ask for your support for the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network.

You can support the Network with your donation, renewing a membership or by becoming or sponsoring a new member. 

Our mission is to support and strengthen the collective power of artists, culture bearers and the creative sector, focusing on our strategic priorities of Connecting, Capacity Building and Communications. Your investment in the Network helps us continue to provide and expand our backbone services such as:

  • Biweekly Network E-News with opportunities and announcement on funding, learning, resources, tools and staffing.
  • Website, Social Media and Online Tools
  • Annual Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit
  • Training & Learning – workshops, webinars, consults & resources
  • Regional advocacy and outreach
  • New Leaders exhibits and chillouts for young and emerging artists
  • Networking & Convening – monthly roundtables, zoom talks, social
  • Facilitating collaborations & community projects – like Stories That Heal
  • Regional Regrant – “The Minigrants” – serving as the regional partner for Michigan Arts & Culture Council’s regrant program, benefiting about 25 organizations with minigrants each year.

We’ve grown stronger, together, since  we came together and started to envision the Network in 2016. Please help us continue to grow and serve as we move forward.

Thank you!

Donate to NW MI Arts & Culture Network Here
Join or Renew Membership Here

December Roundtable

Teaching, Classes, Collaboration, Ideas, Year-End Promotion

This Thursday
12/1 – 10am

Join Network colleagues 12/1 for our December roundtable. Spotlight discussion will feature 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 with the new Global Certificate program as well as strategies to collaborate with colleges and schools throughout the region. Bring ideas and questions.
12/1 Zoom Roundtable – Link Here

Creative Vitality Summit 11/30-12/1

Wester States Arts Federation is offering a free virtual conference on the Creative Economy, 11/30-12/1. There is still time to register.
The Creative Vitality™ Summit will feature four panels with community-led discussions on how the creative economy intersects with technology, digital placemaking and more. Discussions will also delve into creative economy development through liberatory investment models, as well as belonging and civic imagination. More info/register here https://na.eventscloud.com/website/42239/home/

Round 2 Minigrant Apps, Webinars/Drop-in Q&As

An ongoing reminder that 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 is 5pm, 1/15/2023.

Webinars and virtual Q&A Drop-in sessions are held offered weekly. 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.

Minigrant Webinars/Drop-ins – Link Here

In the News: The Gift of Art

Read the latest Network column as published in the Traverse City Record-Eagle last Friday, 11/25/2022.

Link to the Record-Eagle online article here or on the Network website here. 

Holiday events, markets & performances are underway. See the round-up on the Network website’s Holiday Happenings pages. Submit your holiday news through the Member Showcase, or via this Google Form or email arts@nwmiarts.net

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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