New Artist Emergency Funds Available

Applications Due 12/9

Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology is accepting applications for its Artist Emergency Fund. Thanks to a generous donor, Crosshatch is able to open up a new funding round. Applications are being accepted through 12/9 with decisions and funding distribution by 12/15. Crosshatch is part of the Upper Midwest Emergency Relief Fund Coalition

Funds are available to individual artists who earn at least 33% of their income from their art who have lost income due to COVID related cancellation and resitrictions, and live in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau couties. Artists can apply here — the application is short and simple. They ask that you have real need and meet the qualifying standards.
For Information – Link Here               For Application, Link Here
Thank you Crosshatch for creating this fund & your ongoing support for area artists


December Zoom Network Roundtable

Thursday, December 3, 10am
Zoom Link Here
Please join us for our December Network Roundtable. This is an informal gathering to share among colleagues. In particular, what is working or challenges for your holiday markets and year-end fundraising? How can the Network support and cross promote you? Please share – at the roundtable or by email arts@nwmiarts.net. Also – in needed, info is available on MCACA minigrants, in particular, added ideas to collaborate with schools for the new school minigrants. Please join us!

Creative Coast Webinars, 12/9 & 12/15

Following are the final two webinars in the Creative Coast series. Both are free. Register at links below.
Angelica from Hamilton Presents
Using Basic Acting Skills to Nail Your Pitch!
Wednesday December 9th 12:00 – 1:00 pm 
SPEAKER: Stephanie Umoh | Principal Character @ Hamilton’s National Tour 

Focal, Filler & Flair:
Change Your Career or Start a Business Without Fear or Hesitation
Tuesday December 15th 12:00 – 1:00 pm     
SPEAKER: Kalin Sheick | Owner & Educator @ Sweetwater 

New Creative Coast Guide

Creative Coast just launched its new Creative Coast Guide: A Guide to Great Creatives of the Grand Traverse Region . Link for info & look for it in area shops.


Minigrant Projects – Round 2 Open
Applications Due 1/15 – December Info Webinars 

Round 2 grant applications are being accepted for Minigrant Projects taking place March 1 – September 30, 2021. Deadline is 1/15/2020, 5pm, via mcaca.smartsimple.com. Requests accepted for funding up to $4,000 in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties. Guidelines, information and PPT overview on the NW MI Arts & Culture website.

Informational Webinar Schedule

Want to learn more about minigrant projects or the school minigrants? Informational webinars are available via Zoom. No registration needed. Info? arts@nwmiarts.net 

School Minigrants Open – Supplies, Equipment, Busses

Minigrants for are available for NW Michigan schools to cover costs for arts education supplies, equipment or bus costs for arts and cultural excursions during the current 2019-2020 school year. Requests up to $1,500 for suppplies/equipment and $500 for buses. Guidelines here and on the NW MI Arts & Culture website.

Questions?  arts@nwmiarts.net






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