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New Member Programs in Little Traverse Area

We’re thrilled to introduce two new member programs launching in the Little Traverse region. These initiatives signify our concentrated effort to provide valuable programming and services to our community. Designed to foster professional growth and collaboration, both series promise engaging discussions, timely workshops, and networking opportunities aimed at elevating the arts and culture sector.

If you are an arts organization in the Little Traverse region, but not yet a member, you can join the Network here in order to register for these free events.

Caffeinated Conversations

Join the “Caffeinated Conversations” series hosted by the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network. These engaging sessions start with a networking coffee, followed by discussions on varying topics shaped by feedback from our members. Engage with fellow artists and arts professionals in dynamic conversations that respond to the evolving needs of the arts and culture sector.

Whether you’re seeking fresh perspectives or keen to share your own insights, “Caffeinated Conversations” is the perfect setting to connect and grow professionally.

What Can a Culture Network do for Me?

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join the us for a focused networking and roundtable event tailored for nonprofit arts professionals. Begin the morning with a 30-minute coffee session to network with colleagues and meet our incoming Executive Director, Troy DeShano. This will lead into a one-hour discussion themed “What can a culture network do for me?” The goal is to collect insights on how the Network can effectively support its members throughout the Little Traverse Region. Your participation is vital in shaping our vibrant arts and culture community—don’t miss out!

  • This session is intended for Organizations.
  • Registration is required for this free event.


Level Up

“Level Up” is a professional development series brought to you by the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network designed to enhance the capabilities of nonprofit professionals in the arts & culture sector.

Through interactive workshops, expert-led seminars, and practical case studies, participants will gain valuable skills and insights to elevate your impact. Whether you’re looking to improve your fundraising techniques, enhance your marketing strategies, or foster stronger community engagement, “Level Up” offers the tools and knowledge to help you succeed.

Board Basics: Roles & Responsibilities

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Rescheduled for Fall 2024

The first Level Up workshop is essential for executive directors and board members, focusing on the critical roles and responsibilities within board governance. Facilitated by Cindy McSurely, a seasoned nonprofit consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in our region's arts and culture sector, this session promises valuable insights for effective leadership. Each member organization may send two participants, so please register promptly to secure your spots.

  • This session is intended for pairs (ED’s and board members) to attend together.
  • This event is open to ALL orgs in the sector. Membership is not a prerequisite.
  • Registration is required for this free event.

This event has been rescheduled for fall 2024. Submit the form with interest, and we will follow up with details.