New Data Reports, Tools, Training
Will Ticket Sales Return This Holiday Season? New Insights, webinars, and tools are available from SMU DataArts to support the work of arts and culture with relevant data and resources beyond the Cultural Data Profile and the annual Arts Vibrancy Index. With the devastating impact COVID has had on our sector, DataArts suspended the Arts VIbrancy index for 2021 and focused instead on pandemic impacts.
CDP Training Webinars
DataArts regularly presents training webinars on the Cultural Data Profile, Using Analytics, the KPI Dashboard and related tools. Coming up:
Call: Jordan Art Walk
Artists are invited to submit a sculpture for placement in the Jordan Art Walk exhibit in East Jordan Michigan. Our goal is to integrate works of art into our city’s natural environment that will engage and resonate with our citizens and visitors. This is a collaborative project of the City of East Jordan, the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of the Jordan River, the Jordan River Arts Council, and Active Recovery Physical therapy and Sports Medicine. Deadline 3/31/2021. Info/App Link.
Jordan River Arts Council has several addition Calls for Art for 2022 exhibitions. Link here for info.
Bridging Michigan Grants
Michigan Humanities is offering Bridging Michigan grants up to $1,500 that can be used to spark in-depth thinking and conversation around the persistent social, economic, and cultural issues of systemic inequity that divide our communities. Diverse projects from across Michigan, addressing different themes and using a variety of public humanities formats, including reflective conversations, reading series, film screenings with discussions, web projects, walking tours, public lectures and panels, and the creation of exhibits are invited to apply. Info Here.
How Are You Doing?
The past 21 pandemic challenged months have been brutal on the creative sector, especially so in northern Michigan where we have had far fewer resources and support to draw from, Exhaustion and uncertainty seems to be a consistent themes across the region. We are not alone. Here are a few upcoming sessions that address these shared challenges:
- The Ohio Museum is presenting a webinar Wellness in This Era on 12/13/2021. Info.
- The Dorothy A Johnson Center for Philanthropy is offering a webinar Beyond Burnout: Redefining Self-Care in the Nonprofit Sector on 1/12/2022. Info Here.
- Have resources on the topic? Please share.
Round 2 MG Projects Open
Applications are open for Minigrant Projects taking place 3/1-9/30/2022. Deadline is 1/15/2022. Funding is very limited and is for projects only (no PODS). Info, guidelines, links are on the Network website. Drop in Zoom info and webinars are available:
– 12/15 at 9am
– 1/5 & 1/12 at 10am
– By appointment.
Calling Teachers, Schools: Minigrants Available for Art Supplies, Equipment, Busses
School minigrants are available to assist with school art supplies, arts equipment or buses for field trips. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through April 15 or funding is depleted. Applicants must be Michigan accredited PreK-12 educational institutions, including public, non-public and private schools, home school, local and intermediate school districts, regional educational services agencies and accredited Head Start programs. Funds up to $500 for buses, up to $1,500 for supplies and equipment. Email or Web for info.
| Mark your calendars for the 2022 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit. We are hoping and planning to meet again in person with Zoom-in capacity.|
Interested in helping to plan? Join us on the planning team when we start meeting in January – contact Mary Gillett at firstname.lastname@example.org.