Several staff changes and openings during the past month. Welcome:
Tobi Karch, Interim Operating Manager, Michigan Legacy Art Park
Joe Beyer, Executive Director, Parallel 45
Jai Berry, Operations Manager, Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Christine Guitar is joining City Opera House as Marketing & Development Director
Job postings for:
Executive Director,Michigan Legacy Art Park. Deadline 6/18. Link for info
Program Manager, Arts for All of Northern Michigan. Part-time. Link for info
Crooked Tree Art Center: – Program Assistant, full time, Petoskey – Program Assistant, part time, Traverse City – Guest Experience Associates, part time, Petoskey & Traverse City (w positions) – Link for job descriptions and info for all
Summit Resources Available, More Soon
The 2021 NW MI Arts & Culture Virtual Summit was a great time to share tools, discussion, recommendations and time for networking. During the next few weeks, we will highlight some of the key discussions and to use the day as a springboard for future programs and as an ongoing resource. The Network’s website is being loaded with links to the presentations, tools and studies, for access anytime. If you attended the Summit, you have received a link to the Zoom recording. We hope to post edited copies available soon along with more files. See Summit Info & Resources
MDHHS is updating its Gatherings and Mask Order to align with the U.S. CDC latest guidance on face coverings for vaccinated individuals. The revised Gatherings and Face Mask Epidemic Order will be available on the Michigan Coronavirus website once it is publicly available (as of 4pm 5/14, it is not available). The order will take effect tomorrow, May 15 at 9 a.m.
ARP Funding to Be Announced in June
The NEA is getting ready to release their direct grants related to the ARP funding. Two sets of guidelines are expected to be available in June—one for arts organizations and one for local arts agencies officially designated to operate on behalf of their local government. To receive updates on the NEA’s American Rescue Plan grant opportunities, please fill out this form.
Arts Community Focus Group
NMC is currently engaging in its strategic planning process and inviting input. A virtual focus group with the arts community will be hosted by NMC and conducted by its strategic planning partner CampusWorks on Monday, May 24, 9:00-10:30am. For more on the planning, nmc.edu/strategic-planning. Questions, feedback or ideas, please email email@example.com.
There are many younger artists, creators and arts administrators in our region bring new art, projects and leadership to the creative sector. You may be one of them. NW MI Arts & Culture Network would like to support all and is looking at developing a Rising Leaders program, led by young creatives, under the Network umbrella. Please share your input, interests and ideas to help shape it. Link here or use QR code.
Celebrating TC Neighborhoods
In June, the Traverse City DDA is celebrating the history of the many neighborhoods that make up Traverse City. Part of this campaign will include stories and testimonies from members of each neighborhood. Please help share the word and share the stories and memories of TC’s heritage. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Photo credit Traverse Area District Library)
Michigan Municipal League Foundation is offering $500 Neighborhood Microgrants and $5,000 Mainstreet Bridge Builder microgrants to encourage creativity and connection in communities and downtowns as we emerge from the pandemic. Deadline 5/31. Information here.