Amy Stein-Hansen
Ashlee Cowles
Carol Murray Jewelry
Cindy McSurely
Deborah Crandell
Diane Frederick
Elizabeth Calcutt
Greta Bolger
Heather Harris-Brady
Helen Grove
Holly Polich
Ian Jones
Ingrid Andrews
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
Kate Korroch
Kristi Wodek
Laura Quackenbush
Laurie Sears
Leslie Donaldson
Linda Gits
Lora Frankel
Lisa Ventimiglio
Marcia Conlon
Mark Bowyer
Mary Dye
Megan Holtrey
Melanie Olsen
Melissa Johnson
Mercedes Michalowski
Molly Thompson
Helen Raica-Klotz
Raizel Coiman
Renee Hintz
Sharon Hubbard
Sharon Mick McAuley
Tamara Hoffbauer
Tami Maisel
Terry Beamsley
Tim Sparling Sparling
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage

NW MI Arts & Culture Network

Freelance & Independent Contractor Directory Launched

Michigan’s Creative Coast, our local talent attraction and placemaking program, is currently recruiting for the first-ever online ‘Freelance & Independent Talent Directory’ of the Grand Traverse Region, and I am reaching out to invite you to apply!  

The Michigan’s Creative Coast Freelance & Independent Talent Digital Directory showcases the creative freelancers and independent entrepreneugrs ‘making it’ in the Grand Traverse Region. The directory offers these entrepreneurs a microsite to showcase their resumes, portfolios, and services to businesses and employers looking for local talent and creates business-to-business development among freelancers.  

Basic Directory listings cost $100 for a year-long subscription that will include:   

  • An online business listing with your logo, headshot, work samples, references, contact information, website, social media pages, and bio. 
  • MichigansCreativeCoast.com receives over 3,800 monthly web visitors.  
  • Promotion on Michigan’s Creative Coast social media outlets (Instagram, Facebook) via a unique shoutout post once per year.  
  • 3,000+ Instagram followers 
  • Promotion on Michigan’s Creative Coast social media outlets via regularly scheduled, general Freelance Directory posts.  


Featured Freelancer Directory listings cost $150 for a 12-month subscription that will include the basic level benefits plus: 

  • Promotion in monthly Michigan’s Creative Coast newsletter via a ‘Featured Freelancer’ spotlight. 
  • 1,400+ newsletter subscribers 
  • Advertising opportunity to be highlighted as a ‘Featured Freelancer’ in the Directory. 

*Please note: the directory is restricted to small businesses with no more than two full-time employees. 


Sign up to create your Freelancer/Independent Contractor account, learn more about the directory, and start marketing your business here

Have questions? Please contact Abby Baudry, Michigan’s Creative Coast Project Lead, at abby@michiganscreativecoast.com  

PO Box 1859
Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

Michigan Museums Associations Scholarships & Conference


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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