Have questions about your FY23 Michigan Arts & Culture Council grant applications? MACC is offering its final virtual office hours via Zoom on Thursday, 5/26, at 11am. MACC staff from all grant programs are available to answer questions. Link here. Use passcode 971345.
All applications (not minigrants) are due by 5pm on Wednesday, 6/1/22, via macc.smartsimple.com.
Did you participate in the NW MI Arts & Culture Summit on 5/3? We would love your feedback on this year’s hybrid summit – the panels, the topics, the speakers, the format, what worked well and what could have been better. Ideas for next year – and suggestions for learning topics throughout the year. Please share your thoughts in this short survey:
Welcome to our newest Network Member – Portside Arts Fair – now accepting applications for the 2022 annual juried fine arts show, slated for Elm Pointe in East Jordan on 8/6-7. $500 awards for best of show for one 2-dimensional and one 3-dimensional piece of art. Two honorable mentions will also be awarded and will include a free booth fee for the 2023 show. Info/apply here
Rural Regenerator Due 6/7
Applications are closing soon for Springboard for the Arts’ Rural Regenerator Fellowship program for rural artists, creatives, culture bearers and other rural changemakers committed to advancing the role of art, culture and creativity in rural development and community building. Fellows receive a $10,000 unrestricted stipend, and more. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2022. Learn more here.
We are so happy to applaud Leslie Donaldson, a founding and current board member of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network on her new position as the first CEO for Commongrounds Cooperative in Traverse City beginning in June. Commongrounds will also be the new home for the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network’s administrative office when the building opens in October as well as another new venue for the performing and visual arts. Bravo!
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.