Juneteenth events are being planned around the region, including a free day at the Dennos Museum Center in recognition of America’s second Independence Day. Exhibitions are open as well as a 2-part film series on the presidential portraits of the Obamas (space limited, reserve here). At 4pm, Northwestern Michigan College and Northern Michigan E3 is hosting a block-party style celebration and educational programs in the courtyard between NMC’s East Hall and the Innovation Center.
Check in at The Garden Theater for the Frankfort48 Film Contest all weekend 6/16-18. Participants can bring their camera/cell phone and have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and submit a 3-5 minute film. 1st prize is $1,000. Showings for all are Sunday 6/18 at 7:30pm. Learn more here
MG ’23: Culver Public Art Exhibit Opens in Bellaire
The Bellaire DDA – a FY2023 Minigrantee – opened its project on 6/12. The Charles Culver Public Art Exhibition will be on display throughout downtown Bellaire from mid-June thoruhg October 2023. Each piece features a Q code to access an audio presentation with history & background.
Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Traverse City: Executive Director. Info here
Voices Without Borders, Petoskey: Fund Development Specialist.
North Manitou Light Keepers: Part-Time Business Manager. Info here
Interlochen Public Radio: Chief Engineer. Info here
Good Hart Artist Residency: Associate Director. Info here
Join a Summer Coffee Chat
After years of pandemic times & so many zooms, we are restarting the Network’s informal coffee chats throughout the region. Join us to share coffee & a catch up. We’ll have info on PR & minigrants but, most importantly, want to hear from you – in person! Drop in at any. Questions – email@example.com
NO July Zoom – Roundtable is on the Road for Coffee Chats
There is NO Zoom Roundtable in July. We would normally meet via Zoom at 10am on the first Thursday (7/6). Since we are holding our Coffee Chats in person 6/22-7/10, we are basically taking the Roundtables on the Road and will not be holding a Zoom in July. We’ll be back online on 8/3.
Applications are open for Michigan Arts & Culture Council minigrants (projects & PODs), due 8/3 at 5pm. Links to guidelines and resources are on the Network website (Link here). We will also be hosting webinars & zoom office hours to share info & assistance.
Early registration is underway for the annual Michigan Museum Association conference slated for 10/23-25 in Flint. Schedule, info, link here.
NEH Public Impact Grants
The new NEH Public Impact Projects at Smaller Organizations grant program supports the efforts of small and mid-sized cultural organizations to amplify their interpretation of content grounded in disciplines from the humanities. Deadline is June 28, 2023 with a maximum award of up to $25,000. Info here
Interlochen Public Radio just launched its 2023 online guide to live, in-person concerts in northern Michigan. This comprehensive guide includes individual events, weekly series and festivals taking place June-August that feature live music open to the public. Link to the Guide here, Submit events to IPR’s Almanac here.
June Creative MI Advocate
The June edition of Creative Michigan Advocate is available here. See advocacy info for Federal legislation on bipartisan Charitable Act, Portable Benefits for Independent Worksers, Creative Economy bills; and funding for arts in juvenile justice. Also: Michigan Governor’s Service Award Nominations; reports and state/national grant opportunities. Link to June here.Subscribe here.
NW MI Arts & Culture Network Rack Cards Available
Can you help promote the Network and our collective work to further arts, culture and our creative sector throughout Northwest Michigan? New rack cards were printed in time for the May regional summit and are available to share. If you have display space or able to share info with the public and/or prospective members, please let us know – contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.