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Art Bomb Prom - Pitch Night - Creative Doings & Deadlines

President's Day weekend is a great time to celebrate our creative connections, respond to calls, follow the film trail, snow shoe the art parks and explore our many, many creative resources. Here are a few links to deadlines, calls and doings. 
  • Traverse City Arts Commission is accepting applications for a public art installation to be located near the TC Farmers Market. Deadline is 2/18. 5 artists will be selected to present at a public Pitch Night on 3/5 at Workshop Brewing. 
  • Grand Traverse Art Bom Prom is Saturday, 2/15 at Right Brain Brewery. Stop in for art on the walls all weekend, and enjoy music straight from the 80's for Art Bomb Prom Night starting at 4pm
  • Dennos Museum Center is participating in Hearts for Art. Pick up a heart and take a photo.
  • Crooked Tree Art Center is accepting applications for the TC Outdoor Art Fair (due 2/15), TC Teachers (due 2/16) and its Art Craft Trails Guide (due 3/9)
  • Michigan Museums Association,is accepting presentatoion proposals for its annual conference, 10/21-23. Deadline is 2/27.
  • Higher Art Gallery call for art for 'Citizen's Coping.' Deadline 9/4
  • Please share your opportunities, applications and calls for posting -

MCACA FY21 Workshop Coming 3/23 in Traverse City

Michigan Councl for Arts & Cultural Affairs staff will be traveling to northern Michigan on Monday, March 23 to present the new FY21 Grant Programs and MCACA's new E-Grant submission program which launches with the new grant cycle. Specific information on venue, grants and time will be announced soon. 

Mark the date - Monday morning, March 23 - and watch for more information coming soon!

Save the Date! 

Regional Summit Set for 5/12 at Interlochen

The fifth annual Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 8:30am-3:30pm at Interlochen Center for the Arts' Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership. This annual convening features keynotes, panels and hands-on training as well as networking, resource sharing and brainstorming among individuals, organizations, stakeholders and community builders across our 10-county region and the creative sector. Please save the date and share the word.

Join the Planning?

The planning committee for the 2020 Summit is forming. Interested in helping? Suggestions for presentations? Want to perform, display or share resources?
Please contact Mary Gillett at

From MCACA & CAN: The Cultural Advocacy Network of Michigan (CAN) is a new organization to bring together statewide arts and cultural organizations to help advocate for our communities on the state level.  CAN represents statewide cultural organizations by advocating on their behalf in the Michigan Legislature. We hope that you consider participating in the network’s first ever Advocacy Day in Lansing on March 10.
Advocacy Day is March 10 in Lansing
(There will be others from Northern Michigan attending)
By participating in Advocacy Day, you will help establish a presence for arts and cultural organizations in state government and be able to develop strong relationships with your local legislative leaders. Attendees will gain insight into the processes related to policy-making and appropriations from individuals involved with such work on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, Advocacy Day provides a venue for you to network with members of other statewide arts and cultural organizations, creating opportunities for collaboration in the future. Currently, the Cultural Advocacy Network of Michigan is working on several issues that directly affect arts and cultural organizations. Three of these issues will be the focus during Legislative Day:
  • Introduction of the Cultural Advocacy Network
  • Funding for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • SB 54 – Reinstatement of Historic Preservation Tax Credit
It is important to build relationships with legislators in order to have the interests of all arts and cultural organizations effectively represented. What is the best way to do that? By having constituents visit them and explain why these issues are important. 
Registration is $20/person and is due February 25, 2020. 
For more info & registration, link here.
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