MI H.O.P.E. Apps Accepted 6/15-8/2 In order to assist organizations with recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Humanities is providing emergency American Rescue Plan funding to museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, and other humanities-focused nonprofits impacted by the pandemic throughout Michigan. Michigan H.O.P.E. Grants are available to provide general operating support, programming support, or a combination of both. Organizations with budgets up to $2.5-million can apply for up to $15,000, budgets over $2.5-million can apply for up to $20,000. Notification by 9/1/2021 with a funding window of 9/1/2021-9/1/2022.
Our Town Grants Open Thru 8/5 The National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant guidelines are now available, deadline 8/5/21. “Our Town” is the NEA’s creative place-making grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Info Link Here
Last Call for Art on the TART Call for Art is closing for the TC Arts Commission’s Art on the Tart project which is also an FY21 MCACA minigrant project. Deadline is 6/21. Link for info.
Find posts at nwmiarts.org Looking for recent calls for art, job openings, funding or recent announcements? The Network web site keeps postings online under Resources – Current Opportunities. Have a posting to share? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or members can post directly to the website.
Minigrant Webinars Start 6/21 MCACA Minigrant Webinars and Drop-In Assistance start next week. Sessions set for 6/21, 6/25, 6/28, 7/2, 7/12, 7/23, 7/26 and 7/30 at 11am. Deadline is 8/3. Link for info.
Interested in serving as a grant reviewer? Contact Mary Gillett, email@example.com.
COVID Restrictions Lift 6/22 On 6/17, Governor Gretchen Whitmer accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations. Beginning June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask. Link to Executive Order here.
New Network Officers Elected Congratulations to the new slate of officers elected to the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network Board on 6/15/2021. Welcome to:
And to returning drectors who are also retiring officers::
- President: Gary Gatzke, Interlochen Center for the Arts
- Vice President: Megan Heator, Dennos Museum Center
- Secretary: Nick Walsh, Artist
- Treasurer: Di Baribeau, City Opera House
- Past President, Mercedes Michalowski, Oliver Art Center
Interested in becoming involved on the board or on a committee? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities and application.
- Elizabeth Calcutt, TART Trails
- Leslie Donaldson, Carnegie Mellon University
- Susan Wenzlik, CommonVirtues.com