NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E-News, 3/11/2022

FY23 MACC Grant Portal is OPEN 

Michigan Arts & Culture Council has opened up the grant portal at macc.smartsimple.com to accept grant applications a- opeor FY23 (October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023). All guidelines are available here. Deadline for all but minigrants is June 1, 5pm. See guidelines and links for:

  • Operational Support
  • Project Support
  • Capital Improvements
  • New Leaders
  • Arts in Education
  • Minigrant Projects & PODs (due 8/3/22, not 6/1)

School Minigrants are still available for FY22 with applications accepted on a rolling basis until 4/15/22. FY23 School Minigrants for busses and equipment/supplies will open later in the spring. IF INTERESTED IN FY22 School minigrants – arts@nwmiarts.net – or see guidelines linked here.

State Workshops – 3/14 (Streamed); 3/21 (Gaylord)

MACC is hosting workshops throughout the state in March. Northern MI applicants can stream the Lansing presentation on Monday, 3/14, 10am (Zoom Link here) or attend an in-person workshop in Gaylord on Monday, 3/21, 1pm at the University Center. Other presentations in the UP and southern Michigan – schedule here.

Remember – the URL to access SmartSimple has changed. Applicants MUST use macc.smartsimple.com – NOT mcaca.smartsimple.com . All other log-in info remains the same.

All MACC applicants need a Unique Entity ID (UEI) for FY23 applications. 
On 4/4, the Federal government transitions from DUNS to UEI for tracking where Federal grant dollars flow. This impacts current grantees and prospective grant applicants for MCACA, NEA, ARP and other funding. UEIs are free through SAM.gov Learn more and access links and resources at this Arts Midwest site.
Link to MACC Grant Guidelines

MACC Spotlight on 4/7 Zoom

Alex Flannery, MACC Operational Support Program Manager will be joining the Network’s monthly roundtable on Thursday, April 7. Alex will share FY23 updates and can answer questions about any of the grant programs. He can also discuss MACC’s increased social media presence and ways to share info with him. Join the Zoom – Thursday, 4/7, 10am. .

Display Case for Sale

The Dennos Museum Center has a round display originally used in their gift shop for sale. 

Round Display Shelf
40″ height
28″ deep
14.5″ between shelves
$35 obo

Info, contact Megan Holtrey, mholtrey@nmc.edu

Filling the Well for Creative Changemakers

Filling the Well is a new podcast created to nourish, provoke, and inspire artists and arts leaders hosted by reporter Marianne Combs. Hear from creative changemakers as they share their takes on how to shift power dynamics, avoid burn-out, build authentic community, share resources, and advocate for support. See/listen to episodes here.

Cedar North’s Spring Equinox Show Opens 3/20

Welcome to one of our newest Network members – Cedar North – located at 2312 E Kasson Road in Cedar. Their upcoming Spring Equinox Show, Avery Williamson Between the Seasons, opening is on Sunday, 3/20/22, 4-7 pm. Check out this new addition to Leelanau county’s arts community. Welcome!

Ramsdell Seeks Visual Arts & Education Manager

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee is accepting applications for a Visual Arts & Education Manager. The Visual Arts & Education Manager. This positions advances education and community engagement programs for the RRCA. Key areas of focus are managing the art exhibits, education programs like the workshops/classes and theatre camp, and the volunteer program. Will also oversee visual and teaching artists, and volunteers. Open until filled. Ideal start April. Link for Info/Apply.

Call for Art: BACN Mural Project

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors seeks proposals for a mural to be created in their new facility, to be completed Fall 2022. The mural will incorporate a hand-carved, wooden replica of a Schwinn bicycle donated for artistic display by artist Kurt Swanson. The bike will be located in the top right corner of the wall and the mural should incorporate a path leading to the lower left corner. The overall space is 24’ x 10’ feet with the bike measuring 55 inches in length and 44 inches in height. Thanks to the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, the selected artist will be awarded $2000 to cover supplies and a stipend. Due 5/1.  Info/apply here.

Call for Art on the TART

Traverse City Arts Commission seeks proposals for a new installation along the TART Trails’ Boardman Lake Loop Trail near the 16th Street Trailhead in Traverse City. For guidelines and info, link here. Deadline 4/4.

Up North Pride Call for Art

In June, Up North Pride will be renting three shipping containers that will be placed across various locations in Northern Michigan. Each location will provide a safe, accessible art exhibit on the theme of “Unconditional.” We are looking for artists who are inspired by the concept of unconditionality and are interested in creating art to share their understanding of its meaning with the community. Applications are due 4/1. Info & apply link here.

Member Benefit: Interlochen Performances

Interlochen Center for the Arts is extending an invitation to Network members to four upcoming performances at Interlochen’s Corson Auditorium:

“Dido Reimagined” featuring Dawn Upshaw and the Brentano String Quartet – Friday, March 11, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

Arts Academy Wind Symphony – Saturday, March 12, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

Arts Academy Orchestra with Violin Soloists Rachel Barton Pine – Saturday, April 9, 2022 – 7:30 p.m. 

Billy Childs and the Ying Quartet – Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – 7:30 p.m. 

Get Tickets – HERE.  Use code NMACCC to secure 4 complimentary tickets per order.

Rotary Charities Seeks Input

Rotary Charities is hoping to learn more about what changemakers need! Your insights can shape the way they support communities and organizations in Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska, Grand Traverse, and Leelanau counties. Enter to win one of two $250 prizes by completing the anonymous Changemaker Needs Assessment by 3/18.  Survey Link Here.


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Nonprofits, Leadership, and the Great Resignation – Joan Garry Consulting

The CDC explains how you should face the next phase of the pandemic  – CBS News

Sneak Peak: It may take some creative visualization, but here’s the new NW MI Arts & Culture Network office at Commongrounds Coop slated to open Fall 2022 in Traverse City. Stay tuned for updates!

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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