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Network E-News, 5/20/2021

Vacc to Normal Update, Guidelines due 5/24

On 5/20, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an updated ‘Vacc to Normal’ plan, which outlines steps Michiganders can take to emerge from this pandemic. As of June 1, capacity limits will lift for outdoor events. Additionally, indoor capacity limits will increase to 50%, allowing indoor social gatherings such as weddings and funerals to move closer to normalcy. As of July 1, the state will no longer limit capacity at indoor or outdoor gatherings.  To reflect these changes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), will release an updated epidemic order on Monday. Throughout the month of June, people who are not yet fully vaccinated will still be required to mask up while indoors.  MDHHS COVID Link Here

Related Re-opening Resources


A Reopening Checklist for the Live Entertainment Industry

This checklist addresses every major issue involved in producing a safe live performing arts event, both front of house and back of house, put together by the National Independent Venue Association and Event Safety Alliaance. 
Link to Learn More

What Makes People Feel Safe Visiting Museums and Performing Arts Entities? 

Read about which COVID safety precautions make visitors feel safest returning to the world of in-person arts, and what this means for museums and the performing arts in the coming months. Link to Learn More.

FY22 Deadline 6/1, 5pm

Deadline is approaching for FY22 grand applications to Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs for Operational Support, Project Support, Capital Improvements, Arts in Education and New Leaders. All must be subitted to mcaca.smartsimple.com no later than 5pm on Tuesday, June 1.  Minigrant project & POD applications due 8/3, 5pm.

MCACA Staff Virtual Office Hours

MCACA staff is available to help with grant applications. Weekly open office hours are available through June 1:

  • Adam Wheater, SmartSimple & General Inquiries: 
    Tuesday & Thursday 10 – 11 am
  • Ashley Minarik, General Inquiries & Payments:
    Tuesday & Thursday 9 – 10 am
  • Chad Swan-Badgero, Arts in Education, New Leaders & Project Support: 
    Tuesday & Thursday 11 – 12 pm
  • Jackie Lillis-Warwick, Capital Improvement & Minigrants:
    Tuesday & Wednesday 1 – 2 pm
  • Jeff Garrett, Operational Support:
    Monday & Wednesday 9 -10 am 

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Or call in (audio only): +1 248-340-3787 (Conference ID: 738 743 274#)

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee is seeking a Development and Communications Manager, Deadline 6/14. Information and job description, Link here.

Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City is hiring a part-time museum assistant. Job description, compensation, and application, Link here.


Sign Up for ARP Updates

The NEA is expected to release guidelines for funding opportunities through the American Rescue Plan in June. Use this link to sign up for NEA updates on ARP funds and other NEA opportunities.

AFTA Hosts ARP Webinar 5/26

Americans for the Arts is hosting webinar on 5/26, 3-4:30 on tapping America Recovery Plan (ARP) funds for state and local block grants. Webinar is free. For more information and to register, link here.


CAN Newsletter Sign-up

The Cultural Advocacy Network of Michigan is expanding its online communications Sign up to stay up to date on the State’s arts and culture budget and other information that impacts our sector at the state level. Sign up for the CAN Newsletter here.

Springboard Offers Art-Train 

Springboard for the Arts is offering Art-Train, a virtual technical assistance program for artists, municipal agencies, community non-profits, and arts councils to access ARP funds for creative response and recovery. More info, Link here.


Rural Arts Fellowship

Springboard for the Arts announces the Rural Regenerator Fellowship, an opportunity for people committed to strengthening their rural communities through art, culture and creativity in the Upper Midwest. 10 Fellows, $10K each, deadline 6/11, Info/apply here

Share Input on MI Redistricting

Arts and culture is considered a community of interest as Michigan’t new districts are redrawn. Public input on redistricting is being sought at public hearings,  and through a public comment portal. More info, Link here.
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