NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E-News, 6/17/2021

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.
Link to MI H.O.P.E Info/Application
Link to MI H.O.P.E Workshop Recording

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

Crosshatch is Hiring

If you’ve ever wanted to work as part of the Crosshatch Team, this might be your chance. Crosshatch Center for Arts and Ecology seeks to fill two new positions. Deadline 7/14. Link for info.

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 arts@nwmiarts.net 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, arts@nwmiarts.net.

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:
  • 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
And to returning drectors who are also retiring officers:: 
  • Elizabeth Calcutt, TART Trails
  • Leslie Donaldson, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Susan Wenzlik, CommonVirtues.com
Interested in becoming involved on the board or on a committee? Please contact arts@nwmiarts.net for opportunities and application.
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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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