NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E-News 6/11/2021

Minigrants Open to 8/3, Webinars Set

 Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) continues accepting minigrant applications for local project and training for FY22. The Network administers the minigrant program for Region 2. Deadline is Friday, 8/3 at 5pm. Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities can apply for funding supporting arts and cultural projects and for professional and organizational development (POD) taking place between 10/1/2021 and 9/30/2022. Individual artists, arts educators and arts and cultural administrators can also apply for POD funding. Nonprofits can apply to both. All grants must be submitted via e-grant at mcaca.SmartSimple.com. First time applicants must also fill out an organizational profile online.

Webinar, Drop-In Q&A Schedule

Network webinars and virtual Q&A sessions are available through July to review guidelines and assist prospective applicants. Private consultations by phone or Zoom can also be arranged.  Schedule:
Mondays, June 21 & 28, July 12 & 26 at 11 am
Fridays, June 25 & July 2, 9, 23 & 30 at 11 am
Information and links to guidelines are available on the Network website 
Questions? Contact arts@nwmiarts.net.  
Minigrant Webinar Zoom Link (all dates)

Opportunities? nwmiarts.org

Each week, we note new calls for art, job openings, funding, training and other opportunities. Looking for a past post or what’s available? Go to the Network website for Current Opportunities under Resources. Have an opportunity or need? Please share.

Intern, Musician Opportunities

Blissfest is offering a summer internship. Info, link here. Musicians are also being booked for Musician Mondays. Apply here. 

MIOSHA Grants Due 6/18

The newest round of Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant applications are due 6/18. Matching grants up to $10,000 for projects designed to reduce the risk of illness to their workers due to the pandemic. Info here.

Call for Proposals

Arts Midwest is seeking session, speaker and networking recommendations and proposals for its virtual fall conference. Deadline 6/14. Sessions/Speakers proposals here. Networking ideas here.

NEA Kudos!

Congratulations to the Dennos Museum Center and Traverse Area District Library for NEA ‘The Big Read’ funding  to support free school tours of the Dennos galleries for K-2 students in connection with the Big Read companion book, Fry Bread, by Kevin Noble Maillard, as well as a poetry unit with NWS Front Street Writers students and several community workshops with local poets. More here.

Summer Sounds, Events Return

With warmer weather and lifting of COVID restrictions, watch for a season filled with openings, events and many network doings. Here’s just a sample: Interlochen Public Radio is launching a series of 2pm pop-up concerts starting 6/13 at Farm Club, 7/18 & 8/1 at Blackstar Farms. *  Blissfest is bringing live music to Little Traverse sites including the weekly Boyne City and Petoskey Farmers Markets.  *  National Writers Series is pairing up with Creative Coast for Emily Henry’s The People I Meet On Vacation on 6/24.  *  Leelanau Historical Museum re-opened to the public 6/2.  *  Plein Air is in season with events at Glen Arbor Arts, Northport Arts Association, Crooked Tree Arts Center, and Leelanau Community Cultural Center.  *  Oliver Arts Center & Benzie Shores Library paired up to launch 3 Little Free Art Galleries. *  The stages are set outdoor performance at  Parallel 45, Old Town Playhouse, Riverside Shakespeare, and Interlochen Center for the Arts,  and indoors at Great Lakes Center for the ArtsRamsdell Regional Center for the Arts and with Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.  *  Bravo! 

Thank you, Rotary Charities!

NW MI Arts & Culture Network just received a seed grant from Rotary Charities to support Network development as we strive to move the Network from start-up to growth, strengthening our capacity and sustainability so that we can work even harder to support all of you and our arts, cultural and creative community work in Northwest Michigan. Watch for more as we begin later this summer. 
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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


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Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

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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

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