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
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
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
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage

NW MI Arts & Culture Network

Jennifer H. Goulet

Jennifer Goulet is Executive Director of WonderFool Productions, a nonprofit organization inviting and empowering communities to connect through the inclusive, illuminating, and transforming power of creativity, and best known for producing public art experiences–FestiFools, FoolMoon and ypsiGLOW—in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. She serves as Chair of the Ypsilanti City Arts Commission guiding the City in maximizing the power of its arts, culture and creative forces, and helping them to thrive.

Goulet also works as a consultant helping communities strategically position the arts and creative industries as community and economic forces for social good. She also lends guidance to nonprofit organizations helping them maximize their social impact missions through strategic planning, board development, fund development, and financial management.

In her former role as Creative Many Michigan’s president and CEO, Goulet led research, advocacy, professional practice, funding and communications advancing Michigan’s creative economy and the “creative many” that make Michigan a creative state. She facilitated ArtServe Michigan’s rebranding as Creative Many Michigan, expanding its mission to accelerate growth for Michigan’s creative industries. Joining Creative Many as Development Director in 2007, she was appointed President and CEO in 2009 just as state arts funding was nearly eliminated. Goulet led efforts to initiate Creative State MI and bring the Cultural Data Project to Michigan, securing a vital data tool to document the impacts of the arts, culture and creative industries to Michigan’s reinvention. Creative Many’s Creative State MI research initiatives pioneered an evidenced-based approach to state arts advocacy, leading to the first meaningful increases in state arts funds in multiple years in more than a decade.

Goulet previously served as Ypsilanti’s Downtown Development Authority Director and Community and Economic Development Director (1993 to 2005) where she led brownfield redevelopment, downtown revitalization, master planning, economic development, historic preservation, and administered state and federal grant projects. She guided the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority’s efforts to transform an historic Masonic Temple building into the vibrant, community arts hub that is the Riverside Arts Center today. She coordinated efforts to secure the City’s Cool Cities Pilot Community designation from Governor Granholm in 2004 in support of the Riverside Arts Center and its efforts to attract artists, patrons, investors, and visitors to Downtown Ypsilanti as part of the City’s revitalization strategy. Before moving to Michigan in 1993, Goulet led growth management efforts as Comprehensive Planning Director for Brevard County, Florida where she partnered with the Brevard Cultural Alliance in establishing the County’s first art in public places ordinance.

Goulet holds a master in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University and bachelor of art degree in geography from Valparaiso University. She serves on the Creative Economy Coalition Leadership Team of the National Creativity Network, the Ypsilanti City Arts Commission, and Boards of Directors for the Michigan Nonprofit Association and Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation.

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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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