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Network E-News, 7/15/2021

Dennos Holiday Artist Market Call

The Dennos Museum Center is accepting applications for its 22nd annual Holiday Artist Market slated for 11/5-7. Participation is open to all artists and artisans who create works of original concept, design and execution. All applications are juried by the Holiday Artist Market Committee. Deadline 7/20, midnight. Application form here. Questions, email here

Teaching Proposals Sought

Arts for All of Northern Michigan is accepting teaching proposals from arts educators for paid positions teaching one time classes. Submit proposals here. Volunteers are also being sought. Volunteer interest here. Email for further info.

Calls for Entry at Glen Arbor Arts

Glen Arbor Arts Center has several calls for entry underway. See deadlines & links below. Info here.

Music For Lighthouse Fest 8/7

Mission Point Lighthouse is hosting the Michigan Lighthouse Festival on 8/7 (National Lighthouse Day). Organizers are seeking a band or musical group to perform for 1-2 hours during the event. Contact manager Ginger Schultz for information. Email here.

Quick Paint Plein Air Artists

Open artist registration for Paint Grand Traverse Quick Paint Competition  Quick Paint is an exciting, two-hour competition for plein air painters at the Grand Traverse Commons. Up to 100 artists will compete for cash awards. A quick sale follows.

Paint GT Volunteers Needed
There are many volunteer opportunities to help with Paint Grand Traverses 8/9-15. Info & sign-up here.

OTP Usher & Tent Volunteers

Old Town Playhouse seeks volunteers for Theatre Under the Tent concessions for dates in July & August. Full schedule here. Contact Laura at OTP.

OTP is setting up volunteer usher schedules for the 2021-22 season. New & returning ushers are welcome. Training sessions set for 8/12 @ 7pm, 8/15 @ 1pm & 9/8 @ 7:30pm. Contact for info/signup here.

Plein Air Volunteers Needed, 7/22-24

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks 7/22-24 for Northport Arts Association’s Plein Air Paint Out. Volunteers will get free entry to the reception on the day(s) you help. Info & sign-up here. 

Booking for Music Monday

Blissfest Online is booking musicians for Music Mondays, held as Facebook Live events every Monday at 8pm. Info and application, Link Here.

Tusen Takk Deadline Extended to 8/1

Application deadline is extended to 8/1 for the Tusen Takk artist residency program. Both emerging and established visual artists in photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, as well as creative writers and composers may apply for 3-8 week residencies between 6/2022 and 12/2023. Link here.

Dennos Features July Artist 7/25-8/20
The Dennos Museum Center is collaborating with the Tusen Takk Foundation to feature works by July artist-in-residence Nishiki Sugawara-Beda in an exhibition opening 7/25 through 8/29. Info here.

Minigrant Peer Reviewers Needed

NW MI Arts & Culture Network is expanding its pool of minigrant reviewers. All Minigrants applications are evaluated by a peer review panel of 7-10 arts and cultural professionals representing a cross section of all disciplines and our large 10-county region. In FY21, $55,480 was awarded to 23 regional organizations for minigrant projects and PODs. All applications are reviewed online in SmartSimple and finalized during a review panel meeting mid-late August. Interested in volunteering or learning more?  Email here.

Last Call for LGT Scholarships

Deadline is 7/16 to apply for Leadership Grand Traverse Creative Coast scholarships from Traverse Connect offsetting 90% of tuition for artists, arts & cultural administrators and those working in the creative sector. For more information on LGT and the Creative Coast scholarships, link here. Deadline 7/16.

Accepting Teacher/Class Proposals

Proposals for art classes and teachers are being accepted at Up North Arts in Cadillac. Info here. Application form here.

Festival Registration, Tix Open 7/15

Registration for Harbor Springs Festival of the Book 9/24-25 – including tickets to 2021 keynote speaker Malcom Gladwell – opens 7/15 at 9am. Most events are free but require registration. Keynote ticket is in addition to registration. Link here for info. Link here for registration and tickets.

TC Dance Project On the Road

The Traverse City Dance Project marks its ninth summer of professional dance performances in northern Michigan with the unveiling of its Moving Theater, a portable state of the art stage, that will allow the organization to bring free outdoor performances throughout the Grand Traverse region. Performances are slated for: Brownson Park, Kingsley (8/7), Crosshatch Center for Arts & Ecology, Bellaire (8/8), Thoreson Park, Glen Arbor (8/11), Grand Traverse Pavilions (8/13). More information here.

Last year, NW MI Arts & Culture Network awarded $55,480 to 23 regional organizations for MCACA minigrant projects and professional/organizational development minigrants ranging from $1,500-$4000. Apply to be one for FY22!
Link for info, application and webinar schedule. 
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