NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E- News 5/5/2023

Regional Summit – Next Tuesday 5/9

Have you registered? Join us at Interlochen 

We are looking forward to a wonderful day of at the 7th Network convening at the 2023 Northwest Michign Arts & Culture Summit slated for this coming Tuesday, 5/9, 8:15-3:30am at the Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Building on the Network’s new strategic plan, the day’s theme is Create: Connections, Capacity, Communications. Morning sessions feature discussion panels with state and local leaders, inspiring keynotes, much sharing, and, back by popular demand, “power networking.” Afternoon breakouts follow three tracks – Artists, Capacity and Communications – with hands-on tools, tips and strategies. And – throughout the day – there is plenty of time to network, share strategies, participate in session discussions and build community with our colleagues across northern Michigan and beyond.

To see the full line-up of sessions and speakers, Link here. To register, Link here. Already registered? Planning Check In Link here. Questions – arts@nwmiarts.net.  Remember – the Summit is a benefit of Network membership.

Here’s a peek at the day:

  • Creativity: Superpower to Success
  • Leading Together: Connecting Champions, Collaborators, Creators & Communities
  • Programming & Performing in the New Normal
  • Power Networking
  • Michigan Arts & Culture Council – Meet, Grants, Info
  • Work of Art
  • Volunteer Management
  • Cultural Tourism – A Working Session
  • Art & Social Change
  • The $ Pie
  • NFT? AI? AR? Emerging Tech in the Arts 
  • Morning Music by Ted Alan
  • Art Displays (want to display a piece – link here)
  • Sharing Table (bring your PR) – Displays – Networking 
  • 20+ speakers & presenters – 75+ attendees 

Join us!

Summit Registration
Summit Info, Schedule & Speakers

Due Today 5/5!

Tick tock. Deadline is today for applications to the Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund administered by the Michigan Nonprofit Association. & Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. This fund offers pandemic relief, especially direccted to small nonprofits. More info available here. Deadline is 11:59pm, 5/5.

May Creative MI Advocate

Check ou the latest edition of Creative Michigan Advocate for upcoming grants, legislative updates, new reports and trending topics. Of note: Tips for informal adocacy with local electeds, coffee talks, and other options to further the case for arts and culture. Link here for May edition.


  • TC Arts Commission: Boardman Mural, LINK
  • Cultivate: Calls for Artists LINK
  • Higher Art Gallery: Great Bodies LINK
  • Artist Archive: List of Calls LINK
  • Glen Arbor Arts: LAMP Applications LINK

Coming Up:

  • Dennos Museum Center: Spring Art Market, 5/13, 9:30-4 LINK
Downtown Traverse City Art Walk tonight – Friday, 5/5, 4-7 pm. Celebrate spring, arts, culture and community. Buy Art Walk glasses at Higher Art Gallery to benefit the Network.

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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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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