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Network E-News 3/24/2021

Shuttered Venues Portal Opens 4/8

Register for SBA 3/30 SVOG Webinar Today


The Small Business Administration announced 3/19 that the long-awaited Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) PORTAL will officially open on Thursday, 4/8/21. For those interested, please register immediately for the SBA’s national webinar on SVOG slated for Tuesday, 3/30,  2:30 – 4pm.  For additional SVOG info, link to this deep dive analysis by Proskauer for Americans for thte Arts


American Rescue Plan Recording Available

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund hosted a two-hour ArtsU webinar covering major components of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which included significant updates on SVOG, PPP, and more. Resources:

For more resources, visit Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Resources

Looking for Past Call info? 

Did you miss recent Calls for Art, Opportunities, Funding and Announcements? There were many listed in last weeks e-news – Link here for the 3/18 edition, or check out the Resources and Opportunities sections of the Network website – www.nwmiarts.net. You can also access the newsletter archives on the website homepage for back issues.
Traverse City Arts Commission announces a call for artists for its upcoming Union Mural project in Downtown Traverse City. Deadline 4/22/21. Installation June/July 2021. Details/application here. 


Theatre & Literary Arts Host Community Conversations, 3/25, 3pm

National Guild for Community Arts Education is hosting informal Community Conversations for those working in Theatre and/or Literary Arts on 3/24, 4/22, 5/20 and 6/17. Offered from a spirit of collaborative problem-solving, they remain virtual “water cooler” chats, an open-ended dialogue for constructive sharing and co-learning. Guild membership is not required. Register here.

Impact 100 Traverse City opens its annual grant applications on 4/23 for its annual $100,000+ awards. Nonprofits in the five-county Grand Travere regiona are can apply in one of the five focus areas – including arts and culture. Interested in applying?
Watch this nonprofit training recording. 


Artist Emergency Apps Due 3/31

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology’s Artists Emergency Fund offers $500 emergency grants for gig artists impacted by COVID-19 in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau counties. Deadline is 3/31.
Info and application availabe here.

Save the Date!

2021 Northwest Michigan
Arts & Culture Virtual Summit.

Tuesday, May 4

Watch the Network Summit Page for Schedule & Speakers
Early registration is open – Members attend free

$1,500 School Equipment & Supplies Minigrants – Deadline 4/16 – Easy App

Help share with teachers. Michigan K-12 schools are eligible for grants of up to $1,500  for arts equipment (including repairs of arts equipment) or classroom arts supplies. Teachers in any arts discipline may apply. Rolling deadline, funds awarded on a reimbursement basis. Please share!
Guidelines here.  Info: arts@nwmmiarts.net  


Montly Network Zoom Roundtable

1st Thursday of Each Month
Open to all

Next: April 1, 2021

Zoom Link Here

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