NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E-News 6/30/2021

July 1 Zoom Roundtable

Join us for sharing, updates & strategies
Added Focus on ARP $, Instagram & Using Network Resources for PR

Thursday, 7/1
10 am

Zoom link here

IG, FB, PR – Join Us!

Help us promote you!. And, will you help promote the Network? Share your news. Send your Instagram images and info. Post your events and info to the Network’s Facebook pages and website. Like our pages, events and invite others. Volunteer to help our summer PR push. Join us during our July Zoom Roundtable for added brainstorming.  Email images and info to arts@nwmiarts.net.

ARP Funding, Info, Resources

Several funding programs are underway and resources available through various agencies that can benefit arts and culture in northern Michigan. See below for that we’ve been compiling (with apologies for redundancy). Info is also shared at www.nwmiarts.net. If you have added resources or opportunities please share – arts@nwmiarts.net

NEA ARP Grants, Webinar

The NEA just announced American Rescue Plan (ARP) Direct Grants to Arts and Culture Organizations Guidelines  Application Deadline is Thursday, 8/12. Approximately $60 million will be available for grant amounts of $50,000, $100,00, or $150,000.  Register here for a free Americans for the Arts ArtsU Webinar on Tuesday, 7/6, 3pm to learn more about the specific guidelines.

Art-Train ARP 1-pager

Springboard for the Arts has designed a pdf to aid in advocacy and awareness as you reach out for funding and community building support. Much ARP funding is directed to local governments and ARP fund deciders who may not have arts & culture on their radar as a successful strategy/allowable use of recovery funds – nor are they likely to take a training. You might send it directly, and/or include it with other materials you might be preparing. Link to PDF

MI H.O.P.E. ARP Grants

Michigan Humanities ARP funding is available to museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, and other humanities-focused nonprofits impacted by the pandemic. Michigan H.O.P.E. Grants are available to provide general operating support, programming support, or a combination of both. Due 8/2. Info here.

Public Sector ARP Recording

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, Rotary Charities of Traverse City & the NW Michigan Community Development Coalition hosted a presentation by Public Sector Consultants on the American Rescue Plan. A copy of the recording is available here. Use passcode: R&h4BKyf

AFTA ARP Resources

Americans for the Arts ARP Block Grant Resources are available here, including slides, examples, FAQs and a recent webinar recording plus transcript. 


Happy birthday to the Dennos Museum Center, celebrating its 30th anniversary on 7/6 with free admission all day, 11am-4pm. INFO

Sound the Call. Interlochen Center for the Arts welcomed campers back for its 94th season. 

Parallel 45, Great Lakes Center for the Arts, the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts and Old Town Playhouse are are among the venues opening back with summer performances. Bravo to all!

Minigrant July Webinars

MCACA Minigrant Project & POD Applications are due 8/3 at 5pm. Need info or have application questions? Drop-in assistance and overview webinars are available at 11am on 7/1, 9, 12, 23, 25, 26 & 30.  Zoom link here or arts@nwmiarts.net
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