Over the past 12 months, environmental artist and Art Park Education Director, Patricia Innis—with support from contemporary folk artist Dewey Blocksma—has developed and collaborated with thousands of individual contributors to create what we believe to be the largest installation of its kind in Michigan. Get in the blue mood by donning your finest shades of blue attire and enjoy blue refreshments and music in harmony with the theme of the event. You’ll enjoy a presentation by project creator Patricia Innis and a short tour of the installation for discussion.
Traverse Symphony Orchestra announced plans for TSO–a Community Music School to be located at the Cherryland Center, revitalizinge the former Kmart property and create opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities to take lessons, be in ensembles, or take music history or appreciation courses. More info on the TSO site or read this Ticker article.
Opening: Program Manager
Arts for All of Northern Michigan is seeking a program manager. Position is responsible for program development, artist and volunteer training, and program scheduling and attendance. More on job description, requirements, compensation, Link here.
City Opera House Call for Art
The City Opera House in Traverse City is seeking 1-2 artists for an exhibition during January-February 2024. Art will be displayed on the first and second during COH events and open public hours. Commission sales. For more information or if interested, please contact the Network at email@example.com.
JRAC Seeks Indigenous Art
Call for Art at Jordan River Arts Council for artists to show their work during an exhibition dedicated to the work of Indigenous Arts and Culture. All mediums are welcome as are small works for the JRAC gift shop. Artists receive 70% of all sales. Exhibition runs 10/1-11/4. Deadline to apply is 9/5. Info/Entry Form here.
PastPerfect museum software is used by thousands of museums, historical societies, and libraries of all sizes to catalog, inventory, and care for their collections. The software has been in use since 1998 and is one of the most popular–and affordable–collections management systems (CMS) in use today. Taught by Craig Hadley, director/curator at the Dennos Museum Center and a former collections manager, this workshop will teach you the basics of navigating the new PastPerfect web edition. An overview of generating reports, accessioning objects, managing images, and more will be covered during our time together. Perfect for volunteers, staff, and board members at museums and galleries of all kinds. Info/Register Here
MI Humanities Grants
Michigan Humanities has the following grant deadlines coming up:
Fall 2023 Humanities Grants up to $20,000, due 9/7, for projects in early 2024. Info here.
Arts & Touring Grants: Current funds are expended. Next funding window opens 11/15. Info here.
Rural Readiness LOI Due 8/31
Letters of Intent for Round 2 of the new Michigan of Office of Rural Development’s Rural Readiness Grants are due by 3pm on 8/31. If chosen, full proposal is due 8/31. These grands provides rural communities (via tax-exempt organizations) with up to $50,000 to support collaborative planning and capacity initiatives. Info/Guidelines here.
Lighthouse Preservation Funding
Applications are now open for the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) fiscal year 2024 Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program (MLAP). Grant funds are available for both planning and rehabilitation activities. Application deadline is Friday, 11/17. More info on program/grants – link here.
SMU DataArts Webinars
Upcoming webinars and info from SMU DataArts:
Getting Started with the Cultural Data Profile, webinar. 9/5, 1-2pm. Register here
Data at Work: Intro to DataArts Analytics Tools, webinar, 9/23, 1-2 pm. Register here.
How to Use the Funder Report Narratives, report. Read here.
August 17 is National Nonprofit Day. We applaud our many nonprofit member organizations along with the artists, culture bearers, volunteers and supporters who work together to drive arts and culture throughout Northern Michigan. Kudos for the work you do and the creativity, joy, thought, resiliency, and curiosity you generate every day. Bravo!
Watch for your email next week for news about our new Fall Into the Arts campaign to celebrate our members and the collective strength of Arts, Culture & Creativity throughout Northwest Michigan. We’ll be sharing the campaign info, digital tools, an online calendar, tours and ways members can join in this regional celebration.
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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.