Shop Your Community Day Benefits Arts, Nonprofits This Weekend
Downtown Traverse City sponsors its annual Shop Your Community event this Saturday, 11/11. A portion (15%) of all sales at participating merchants will benefit Grand Traverse area nonprofits, including the following Network members:
Arts for All of Northern Michigan Crooked Tree Arts Center Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network
Join the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network & Higher Art Gallery at Shop Your Community Day, 11/11, all day 11am-5pm. We’ll have a display table in front of Higher Art with info on the Network, our members and the Celebrate the Arts holiday promotion Musician Ted Alan will be performing 11:30-1:30. Join us!
Up North Arts in Cadillac is seeing a part-time executive director. This is a position for someone looking to fully lead Up North Arts. More information here. Submit resume by 12/1/2023 to email@example.com.
MI Nonprofit Relief Awards
At an 11/2 news conference, the Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund administered by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and the Michigan Nonprofit Association awarded grants to 1,373 nonprofits, including the Network and 26 other Northwest Michigan arts and cultural organizations. The fund is dedicated to assisting small charitable nonprofit organizations adversely impacted by the pandemic. More info here.
ClaySpacTC is looking for a ceramic artist to present a two day workshop during winter/spring 2024. The goal is to provide our students and the community with a unique ceramic experience. This workshop requires the teaching artist to complete one Friday evening demo 6-8pm. Followed by a full day hands-on workshop Saturday, 10a-2p. Friday evening will be a demonstration, lecture and sales Info & Apply Link Here
Mid-career and established visual artists are invited to apply to Tusen Takk’s 2025 Visual Artist Residency program by December 15, 2023. Tusen Takk was designed to host one resident at a time, or two in collaboration, for residencies between three and eight weeks. Artists-in-residence are provided with housing, 24/7 access to the Foundation’s Studios, an honorarium, a vehicle for local transportation, and access by appointment to the Founder’s library and collection. More info/apply here.
Call for Art: Botanic Gardens’ Three Seasons Gallery
The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park are seeking artists for 2024 exhibitions in their Visitor Center’s Three Seasons Gallery. There are three exhibition periods – spring, summer and fall. The space is appropriate for two dimensional works. More info available here.
Virtual Panel: “On the Road Again” — Touring as a Rural Musician
Springboard for the Arts is hosting a virtual “Ask Us Anything” panel with rural Minnesota-based musicians Elisha Marin and Mary Olson discussing their experiences with planning, booking, and navigating the logistics of being a rural-based touring musician. Moderated by Dominic Facio Springboard’s Rural Program Manager. Info/register here
Springboard Launches National Creative Change Coalition
The Creative Change Coalition is a national coalition of place-based organizations that center people, creativity, and equity working together to create a stronger ecosystem for communities and artists. The Creative Change Coalition will evolve, be informed and built by the people and organizations that engage with it. Learn More Here, or Join Here.
From MMA: Museum Store Sunday is held the Sunday after Thanksgiving to encourage the public to support museums and enjoy the unique shopping experience in one-of-a-kind stores. This year, Museum Store Sunday is November 26. Register at the Museum Store Sunday website to have your store included on a map of participating stores and to access a toolkit to highlight your participation. More here.
Network News in11/3 R-E
The latest updates on the Network was published in the 11/3/23 edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle, including the upcoming holiday markets and events, AFTA’s Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 report, and recent challenges facing the arts. Read more here.
Promoting the Season
Thanks to your great participation in Fall Into the Arts, the Network is continuing its calendar and member promotion of holiday markets, events, exhibitions and tours. Please keep sharing your info so we can cross promote all season!
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.