Studio Anatomy Campaign, Benefit 8/19
Studio Anatomy has been an incredible supporter of regional artists, musicians, opportunities and the overall arts and music scene from its home in Downtown Traverse City. In addition to its recording studio and Eugene’s Records, Studio Anatomy has hosted 14 artist studios, a performing venue, exhibitions and a gathering space for ten years, as well as supporting the Network’s New Leaders’ monthly Artist Chillouts & Emerging Artists exhibitions. Unfortunately, the building housing Studio Anatomy has been sold and must be vacated by Labor Day. A campaign is underway to “Save the Studio” as it strives to relocate and transform a vacant mall store into artist studios, performance venue, exhibition areas and recording studio that supports the local art community. Upcoming opportunities to support:
Friday, 8/19, 6pm, Howe Arena
Benefit show with live music and a light show experience hosted by Studio Anatomy, Workshop Brewing and Traverse City Roller Derby. Link here for info on performing groups, event, etc. Link here for tickets.
Patronicity Campaign Ends 8/31
Learn about Studio Anatomy’s plans and its Patronicity Campaign to relocate the recording studio, artist studios and vision for a performing venue. Patronicity link for info and to support.
GIG Fund Apps Open for 2023
The Arts Midwest GIG Fund supports creative projects and educational events in the Midwest, helping organizations present artists in their community and offset the costs of programming and touring. Organizations will now receive $4,000 from the GIG fund, an increase from the previous grant award of $2,500. Deadline 10/5 for projects during first half of 2023. Info/Apply here.
MI Humanities Grants Due 9/1
Reminder – Michigan Humanities Fall Grant applications are due on 9/1. Guidelines, tools, and information available – Link here
American Rescue Plan Update
The state’s FY23 budget will includes $50 million to create and fund a dedicated relief program for charitable nonprofits with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The earliest funds will be available is October 1, 2022. MNA is working in partnership with the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to design the program, eligibility and application process. Monitor progress in MNA’s newsletter (sign up here) and social media.
Bay Seeks General Manager
The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay is accepting applications for general manager. Position requires strong management skills and appreciation for film, performing arts and education to run day-to-day operations. For more information on position, salary, timeline and application process, Link Here.
Welcome Traverse City Opera
Welcome to our newest Network member, Traverse City Opera. Learn more about this exciting new organization here. Plan to attend their next performance, The Voice of Woman: An Evening of Opera on 11/4 at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Tix/info here. Traverse City Opera also has a call for volunteer chorus members for 11/4, volunteer here.
Congratulations on recent news & projects:
- Chelsie Niemi, Audience Engagement & Communication Manager at the Dennos Museum Center has been selected for the 2022-23 cohort of the MACC Rising Leaders program. Chelsie is one of 16 rising leaders from across the state selected.
- MACC Minigrantee Mash-up Rock & Roll Musical for a successful run. See more
- Up North Arts, another MACC Minigrantee, for its first youth arts summer camp. More
Celebrating Arts & Culture in the Public Square
Read the Network’s latest article on creating and connecting throughout Northwest Michigan. Sharing Art in the Public Square was published 8/5 in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Read more – Link here.
Tap Into Tools to Use
Check out the Network website for new tools:
- Digital Marketing Toolbox with presentation, links & tools from 8/4 Skill Share webinar with IPR social media intern KJ Ludwig. Link.
- Improv Tools for Our Workplaces featuring techniques and improv games for online meetings presented by Tilt Think’s Lisa Thauvette during the 7/7 Skill Share.
- Using Your Membership with online links to better use your NW MI Arts & Culture membership. Link & PDF here.
- MACC, NEA & Network logos. Link to the latest logos for grant recognition & promotion.
| Paint Grand Traverse painters this week at Chateau Chantal overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, compliments of Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City.|