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Network E-News, 3/24/2022

Registration Opens for 2022 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit

Pandemic Reshaping, Resilience & Recovery to be Showcased

Join us for our annual day of learning, networking and collaboration at the 2022 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit slated for Tuesday, May 3 – in person at Interlochen Center for the Arts and via Zoom for those who wish to join remotely.

Recovery and resiliency are key themes as we all – individuals, organizations and communities – continue to pivot from our pre-pandemic world and through today’s challenges toward recovery. The day includes panel discussions, best practices and hands-on tools and strategies. Panels will explore: The New Normal: Arts & Culture v2022, Funding Our Future: Trends In Philanthropy, and, Building Community Partnerships. Breakout sessions include: Connecting Artists, Diversity Deep Dive, Celebrating Native Art & Artists, Fundraising Roundtable, Building Community & Business Partners, and, Post-Pandemic Planning. Registration is open here. Information and initial schedule and speakers are available here. (Note: speakers and schedule info will continue to be added during the next two weeks as details are confirmed)

Link to 5/3 Summit Registration Here

Membership Up to Date?

Registration at the annual Regional Summit is a member benefit. Is your membership up to date? You can renew and register for the summit at the same time. Or start a new membership and your fees are applied immediately. Link Here or below to link directly to membership info. Pricing has remained at “Pandemic Pricing” for one more year in recognition of the extraordinary economic challenges all have faced. Organizational membership are $50 and apply to all. Individual memberships for artists and culture bearers is $20. All applicable to Summit registration.

New or Renew Membership Here

MACC Staff, Grants 
at 4/7 Roundtable

Alex Flannery, Operational Support Program Manager at Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) will be our guest speaker at our April Roundtable slated for Thursday, 4/7 at 10am. Alex will discuss updates and answer questions regarding the upcoming MACC grants due 6/1 (minigrants info available, too). Includes info on the new UEI and ADA 504 requirements, SmartSImple and all things MACC! Open to all via Zoom Link Here.

Link to 4/7 Zoom Roundtable with MACC

Artist Call: TC Art Walk 5/6

Artists are invited to participate in the Downtown Traverse City Spring 2022 Art Walk on Friday, 5/6, 4-7pm. The 2022 Art Walks return to pre-COVID format as a strolling event with wine options the DTCA district. Artists of all disciplines are invited to participate. Submit Registration Form by April 15. Artists will be paired with a business and are expected to be on-site throughout the event. Commission-free sales are allowed. Register here. Questions, contact arts@nwmiarts.net.  

Cadillac Art Fair Deadline 3/31

Artist deadline is 3/31 for the Phyllis Olson Juried Art Show in Cadillac on 7/15-16. Sponsored by Up North Arts. Info & Registration available here.

MLAP Seeks Volunteers

Michigan Legacy Art Park is looking for volunteer tour guides for their spring field trips! Students are ready to see art, nature and history all in one spot at the Art Park. There is an urgent need for volunteer trail guides to help out. The time commitment is small, but the rewards are big! No experience needed, we have a lot of fun doing what we do and happily train you to be an amazing guide! Reach out today to learn more and have an impact on area youth. Contact kerry@michlegacyartpark.org.  

Call: Gene Rantz Plein Air Paint Out, 7/15-16

Northport Arts Association is accepting applications for its annual Gene Rantz Plein Air Paint Out slated for 7/15-16. Info and registration – Link Here.

Kudos: Old Art Building

Bravo to all at the Old Art Building in Leland for spearheading commUnity for Ukraine last weekend, raising close to $30,000 for the World Central Kitchen and its efforts in Ukraine. The event involved over 600 attendees, artists, musicians, restaurants, businesses and many volunteers with 100% raised benefiting World Central Kitchen. Well done! 

Youth Exhibits Across Region

Network members across the region are showcasing emerging artists. Here are a few:

Bridging Divides Webinar

Join Arts Midwest and Welcoming America for a free virtual screening of the short documentary PURPLE, followed by a skill-building session on communicating across political differences. After the screening, Melissa Weintraub – one of the creators of PURPLE and the Founding Co-Executive Director of Resetting the Table – will lead an interactive discussion focused on building two foundational skills for constructive communication across political differences. Come prepared to participate and walk away with a toolkit of resources to dig in deeper. Register here.

Springboard Art-Train in April

Springboard for the Arts is opening up new sessions for its Art-Train series for Artists and for Organizations to aid in collaboration, seeking ARP and recovery funding and related support. Training for Artists on 4/10 is free – Artist info/reg here. Training for Organizations on 4/26 has fees and includes 1-year access to resources and biweekly meet-ups for added support. Org info/registration here.

Grant portal for MACC FY23 grants and minigrants is open.
Link Here to Grant Info, Guidelines & Getting Started.  

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