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Network E-News, 8/20/2021

Spotlight: Good Hart Artist Residency

Network member and MCACA minigrantee Good Hart Artist Residency offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists, writers, and composers. Led by Bill & Sue Klco, the Residency also connects artists with the Emmet county communities with public events and open studios. Current artist through 8/27 is Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann. Hear Katherine’s talk from Crooked Tree-Petoskey’s 8/20 Coffee at 10.  Open studio is Saturday, 8/21, 10am-2pm. 

Support Team Relaunches

Rotary Charities is again offering access to free consulting services to help nonprofits recover from the unique challenges brought on by COVID-19. The former Crisis Support Team was relaunched as the Recovery Support Team reflecting the recovery phase of the pandemic. Nonprofits in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Manistee can request free 1-hour phone/Zoom consults. Info here

School Minigrants Available

As schools re-open for the year, MCACA has opened up applications for school bus trips, art supplies and art equipment. Schools, including accredited PreK-12 public, non-public, and private schools, home school, local and intermediate school districts, regional educational services agencies and accredited Head Start programs may apply for arts experience field trip transportation grants up to $500, or art supplies and equipment grants, up to $1,500. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. More info here.

Author/Artist at FLOW Event 8/25

FLOW – For the Love of Water – will feature author Lynne Heasley and illustrator Glenn Wolff  on Wednesday, 8/25, 5:30-6:30 pm, for a virtual book launch of “The Accidental Reef.” With dazzling illustrations from Wolff, the book helps us know the Great Lakes in new ways and grapple with the legacies and alternative futures that come from their abundance of natural wealth. This event will feature the author and the illustrator for a Happy Hour reading and glimpse into the book’s creative collaboration. More info here.

Cultural Equity Resources

Americans for the Arts is continually updating its Cultural Equity Resource Center. Check out the AFTA site to access DEIA resources, tools and webinars. More info here.

New Bill Would Aid Creative Economy

The Creative Economy Revitalization Act (CERA), H.R. 5019, was introduced this past week in Congress. This bipartisan bill is designed to mitigate creative worker displacement, stimulate local creative workforce growth, strengthen connections for local creative small businesses and networks, create a pipeline for new creative jobs, enrich communities, increase access to culture, and invest in creative workers and local economies harmed by COVID-19. For info and advocacy, link to the AFTA  Arts Action Fund here.

Data: Time to Remask?

“Delta is here. Is it time for cultural entities to wear masks again?” In this week’s Know Your Bone blog, museum researcher Colleen Dilleschneider looks at the trends, forces and perceptions of arts administrators, and museum and performing artsl attendees during the rapidly shifiting pandemic environment. Read her report and data here.

See this week’s latest postings below. Visit the Network website for a full listing of recent calls for art, job openings, new funding and other opportunities. Have an opportunity, please share at arts@nwmiarts.net.

Call for Holiday mARkeT

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is looking for new artists and makers to be a part of its month-long “drop off” mARkeT taking place in late November and December. Deadline to apply is 11/1, Drop-off 11/10-17, Pick-up 1/3-7. Space is limited. Info & apply here.

Art Instructors Needed

Arts for All of Northern Michigan seeks instructors to teach arts and cultural workshops for Art Escapes 2022. Information available here.  If interested in teaching, please complete this form by 9/1.  Questions? Contact michelle@artsforallnmi.org

Northport Photo Call

Call for photographers extended to 8/27
The Northport Arts Association is featuring professional and emerging photographers in its 4th annual photo exhibit 9/3-19 at the Village Arts Building gallery as well as online at northportartsassociation.org. Info and apply here.

Native Art Deadline Extended

Deadline has been extended to 9/10 for the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts‘  call for art by Native American Artists. Registration has been changed from its original 8/31 deadline to 9/10. Info and application here.

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