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Network E-News, 5/25 – RESENDING – MACC Deadline – 6/1 @ 5pm

MACC Grant Apps Due 6/1 @ 5pm

Questions? Drop-in Zoom Help Thursday, 5/26,11am

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.

MACC Office Hours Link (Passcode 971345)

Summit Feedback Needed

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: 

2022 NW MI Arts & Culture Summit Feedback  

Surveys Open, Take & Share

Help the Network plan its future by sharing your voice and inviting others to share theirs. Our two online surveys will remain open until early June. Open to all. .

Arts, Culture & Creative Sector Survey

Community Survey

2022 Portside Art Fair

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. 

June Zoom Roundtable

Thursday, June 2

Topics: Summer PR, Communications, Sharing

Join Us! Zoom Link 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.

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PO Box 1859
Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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