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Network E-News 4/28/2023

International Sculpture Day 4/29

Celebrate Interlational Sculpture Day this Saturday, 4/29 – and every day – at parks, walks and public art installations throughout Northwest Michigan, in particular those led by several of our Network members and community partners. Celebrate public art at Michigan Legacy Art Park in Thompsonville, Art Rapids’ Walk of Art in Elk Rapids, the Jordan River Art Walk with Jordan River Arts Council, Traverse City Arts Commission‘s public art projects, Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails, trails and sound garden near Up North Arts in Cadillac, the campuses at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and North Central Michigan Community College in Petoskey, to name just a few. Explore and support more public art in our many communities and arts centers throughout Northwest Michigan. Interested in learning more about International Sculpture Day? Link here to the International Sculpture Center.

Deadline 5/5 For MI Nonprofit Relief Apps

Deadline to apply to the Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund is next Friday, 5/5 at 11:59pm. This is a $32.5 million grant program to support small nonprofits with less than $1 million in annual revenue that incurred demonstrable expenses or losses after March 3, 2021, due to the pandemic. The MI Nonprofit Relief Fund is being administered by Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).

TC Art Walk Benefits Artists, Network

Downtown Traverse City’s spring art walk, slated for Friday, 5/5, 4-7pm, is benefitting many of our regional artists who will be exhibiting and selling their work in shops throughout the district. Additional partners include the Dennos Museum Center, Crooked Tree Arts Center-TC and Jazz North. Visit the City Opera House for the last day of the Network’s New Leaders’ “Artists2Watch” rising artist exhibit all day, as well. And – stop by Higher Art Gallery where we’ll be selling Art Walk wine glasses with proceeds benefitting the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network.  

MACC Hosts Grant Help Virtual Office Hours in May

The application deadline for Michigan Arts & Culture Council’s Operational Support, Project Support, New Leaders and Capital Improvement grants is 6/1 at 5pm. MACC staff are available all month for virtual office hours at 11am via this  link.  Drop in with questions. See schedule below. In addition – program managers Alex Flannery and Jeff Garrett will be attending the 5/9 NW MI Arts & Culture Summit and welcome the chance to meet in person.

  • Mondays: Project Support, New Leaders, Education Grants
  • Tuesdays: Minigrants and Community Partners 
  • Wednesdays: Capital Improvement 
  • Thursdays: Operational Support 
  • Virtual office hours link

Call for Art: Veterans Inspiring Veterans

Veterans Inspiring Veterans VIV23, are calling veteran artists to participate in an art show of excellence. This is an opportunity for veterans to showcase their best artwork in any media. The exhibition is intended to encourage and support veterans to engage with the community.  This is a benefit show by veterans for veterans with a partnership between TC Spring Horse Show, Reining Liberty Ranch, and VIV.  Applications/information here. Questions, contact Lyle Jamieson, email here.

NWS Seeks Office Manager

The National Writers Series is seeking an office manager, for a hybrid, half-time position. The ideal candidate should have strong experience with Quickbooks Desktop, Salesforce, and Woo Commerce. Daily responsibilities include coordinating invoices and payments, entering and depositing donations, creating thank-you letters for donors, and answering the phone. The candidate should have three years of accounting experience, excellent references, people skills, and the ability to problem solve. Position pays $20 to $25 an hour plus an insurance stipend. Please email Anne Stanton at director@nwstc.org with a cover letter, resume, and references.


      Have you registered for the 2023 Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit? Join us on Tuesday, 5/9 at Interlochen for a robust day of learning, networking & celebrating arts, culture & our creative communities in Northwest Michigan  
      5/9 Summit Schedule & Registration

      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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