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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                January 22, 2019


Tune in Tuesday mornings at 7:49 & 9:49 a.m.
on WEMU 89.1FM
Co-hosted by The Arts Alliance’s Deb Polich and WEMU’s Morning Edition host David Fair, creative:impact features creative people and industry experts who live, have creative practices and jobs, own creative businesses in Washtenaw County and lead the sector locally, nationally and internationally. They are the driving forces making Washtenaw County one of Michigan's strongest and most vibrant arts and creative industry hubs.
Jan. 15 - Bolcom & Morris: Achieving a Lifetime Filled with Music and Love!
Distinguished and talented, yes! Warm and charming, too! Joan Morris​ and William Bolcom were a joy to have in the creative:impact studio,reports Deb Polich​. Listen here!

Celebrate their Lifetime Achievement Medal at THE pARTy!, Feb. 11, at Dessous​. Support The Arts Alliance too.  Click here for ticket information.  
Jan. 22 - Aaron P. Dworkin: A Maverick Causing Change and One-half of an Arts Power Couple
Aaron P. Dworkin is a force! Hear his story of how he turned his personal experience as a young Black violinist, acutely aware of the lack of diversity both on stage and in the audience in concert halls into a movement -- but not before engaging his life partner Afa S. Dworkin.  Aaron tells his story this week. We'll hear Afa's next week. Listen here!

Celebrate Aaron & Afa's Outstanding Service Medal at THE pARTy!, Feb. 11, at Dessous​. Support The Arts Alliance too.  Click here for ticket information.  
Welcome and thanks to our
New & Renewing Members!
Creative Individuals
People self-identifying as artists/creatives or who work in the creative industries.

Creative Businesses
Arts, cultural and heritage organizations and institutions and creative businesses.
  • Exactly
  • Pro Musica of Detroit, Inc.
  • U-M Institute for Humanities
Ally Members
Ally members invest in the work and efforts of The Arts Alliance to advocate for, support and promote the arts and creative industries in Washtenaw County.
  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
  • M. Judith Block & Paulette Valliere
  • Gretchen Driskell
Find a list of all members here
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Arts + Creative Industries Guide 2019
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Get your hands on the annual Arts + Creative Guide! The 2019 guide features 300+ creative individual, business and ally members of The Arts Alliance from across Washtenaw County and beyond. Read more about all the remarkable work that our amazing members are doing every day in the community and across the area!

The Arts Alliance publishes and distributes the guides to 
The New York Times subscribers and to more than 100 public locations throughout Washtenaw County. The 2019 Guide is designed by and Dana Laureano.

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THE pARTy! 2019
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

5:15 p.m. Private reception for medalists, sponsors & the honorary committee
6:15 p.m. THE pARTy! begins

dessous | Eve Aronoff, consulting chef and visionary
312 South Main Street,  Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Check out THE pARTy! 
ticket information
 call 734.213.2733

We are giving a shout out to THE pARTy! 2019 sponsors! We could not do it without you!

Outstanding Service Medal – Aaron P. & Afa S. Dworkin are an arts power couple. Impressive independently, together they have built an international reputation as arts-focused social entrepreneurs, including as pioneering leaders advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in the performing arts and in arts leadership. Read more here.

Philanthropic Excellence MedalBill & Mary Kinley’s legacy as supporters of arts and creativity is long, runs deep and crosses through many Washtenaw County communities. They have given generously, served on boards, mentored staff, volunteered and worked in the trenches. The short list of organizations they have impacted includes: the Riverside Art Center; The Ark; Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum; Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original; and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, and that is just a start. Read more here.

Lifetime Achievement Medal – William Bolcom & Joan Morris - Together, they are the duo Bolcom & Morris and known as generous creative collaborators and mentors. Each has a stellar career and long list of accolades. Read more here.

Volunteers Needed for THE pARTy!
Want to be a part of the action? We need just a couple more volunteers to help on Monday, Feb. 11, at dessous. Help us make THE pARTy! special as we celebrate the arts. Have some fun and some great food, too!

We are accepting applications first from members of The Arts Alliance. If you are interested, please
click here for more information.
Washtenaw County News 
Ann Arbor's Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series winter speaker lineup released, Sarah M. Parlette, All About Ann Arbor, 1/15/19
U-M professor emerita to secure the future of medieval art at College of LSA, Sarah M. Parlette, All About Ann Arbor, 1/12/19
A2 Tech Film Showcase returns with films highlighting diversity, consequences of technology, Emily Benda, Concentrate, 1/9/19 
Michigan News 
MSU opens new design lab, Kimberly Popiolek, MSU Today, 1/16/19
How the DIA Inspires Art in Detroit Schools, Jessica Strachan,, 1/14/19
Motown Museum reveals artifacts never before seen by the public, Edward Pevos,, 1/11/19
National News and Beyond
Oscar Nominations 2019: The Complete List, Variety, 1/22/19
The Legendary Carol Channing Dies at 97, Stephanie Wild, Broadway World, 1/15/19
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Purchase Drama Book Shop, Michael Paulson, The New York Times, 1/8/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
Penny Stamps: Consolation, JunYeon Kim
1/23/19, 5:30 p.m.
UMMA, Ann Arbor
Gifts of Art: Karapetyan-Suarez Duo
1/24/19, 12 p.m.
University Hospital Main Lobby, Ann Arbor
Riverside Arts Center: We are AAYA Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor Art Community Meet Up
1/25/19, 5 p.m.
76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti
Kerrytown Concert House: Wine, Women & Song-- Anybody Have a Map?
1/25/19, 8 p.m.
415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
EMU School of Art and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences: Place/Performance/Identity Symposium
EMU Student Center, Ypsilanti
CultureSource: "A Conversation with disability self-advocates and caregivers"
1/30/19, 2 p.m.
Bloomfield Township Public Library, Bloomfield Township
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Hearts for the Arts 2019
2/2/19, 6 p.m.
Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor
The Ark: Mandolin Orange
2/13/19, 7 p.m.
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Michigan Theater: NEEDTOBREATHE
2/15/19, 7 p.m.

603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
AAWA February Program: Denise Willing-Booher
2/18/19, 7 p.m.

4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
UMS: Yo-Yo Ma
2/27/19, 7 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Washtenaw Community Concert Band: Celebration of the Community
2/28/19, 7:30 p.m.
Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Wild Swan Theater: Owl's Winter
4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor

Theatre Nova: The How and the Why
Ends 2/24/19

410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor

Purple Rose Theatre: Never Not Once
Ends 3/16/19
137 Park St., Chelsea

Saline Area Players: Scrambled
The Fifth Corner, Saline

The Ark: 42nd Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: The Play's the Thing
A2CT Studio Theater, Ann Arbor
57th Ann Arbor Film Festival
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
WSG Gallery: 17 + 17
Ends 2/2/19
306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Gifts of Art: Various Exhibits
End 3/8/19
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor
Stamps School of Art and Design: Various Exhibits
Various Dates
2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: Choreography and Movement for Young Actors
2/16/19, 1 p.m.
A2CT Studio Theater, Ann Arbor 
The National Arts Action Summit
Washington D.C.
Jill Stefani Wagner: UART Workshop
The Studio: Where Art Happens, Ann Arbor
The Business of Being an Artist Speaker Series
Various Dates
Great Lakes Center at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor

Find more events on these calendars:
Ann Arbor Observer
Current Magazine
Destination Ann Arbor 

WEMU Community Calendar 

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Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
2019 Top of the Park
Deadline: 2/1/19
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: The Play's The Thing
Auditions: 2/2/19, 2 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair 2019
Deadline: 2/4/19
SculptureWalk Chelsea
Deadline: 2/17
Boychoir of Ann Arbor
Auditions: Ongoing
Riverside Arts Center
Deadline: Ongoing
The Orange Peacock Gallery: ARTitude 
Deadline: Ongoing
AAWA: Avanti Hair Salon
Selected Dates
Artistica Gallery: Call for Artists
Deadline: Ongoing
The Aquarium Gallery: Call for Installations
Deadline: Ongoing
2019 Governor's Awards for Innovative Tourism Collaboration 
Deadline: 1/23/19 Tomorrow!
Mackinac State Historic Parks Artist-In-Residence Program
Deadline: 1/31/19
Wolf River Art League New!
Deadline: 2/1/19
2019 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition New!
Deadline: 2/1/19
Art Birmingham
Deadline: 2/4/19
Common Ground's Birmingham Street Air Fair 2019
Deadline: 2/4/19
Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition 2019
Deadline: 2/4/19
Royal Oak Market: Spring Art Fair 2019
Deadline: 2/4/19
Northville Art House: Juried Color Pencil Exhibition
Deadline: 3/17/19
Funky Ferndale Art Fair
Deadline: 5/17/19
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
Deadline: Ongoing
Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
Vending Machine Project
Deadline: Ongoing
South Haven Center for the Arts
Deadline: Ongoing
National and Beyond
VSA Playwright Discovery Program Competition
Deadline: 1/23/19
Vans Custom Culture
Deadline: 1/31/19
Levis Commons Fine Art Fair 2019
Deadline: 2/4/19
NPR Student Podcast Challenge
Deadline: 3/31/19
MakeRoom Artist Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
Artist Residency at Lightworks
Deadline: Ongoing
Fellini Studio Art Centre Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
More opportunities can be found on Creative Many here!

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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

NEA Big Read
Deadline: 1/24/19

OPERA America Innovation Grants
Deadline: 1/28/19

Witt Residency Program
Deadline: 1/31/19

Active Learning Center Grant
Deadline: 2/1/19

Arts and Humanities Touring Grant
Deadline: 2/28/19

KaBOOM! Grants
Various Deadlines

Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants
Various Deadlines

Community Supported Art (CSA)

Arts Council of Greater Lansing

National Endowment for the Arts

CERF: Artists' Emergency Resources

Surdna Foundation Thriving Cultures Grant

More opportunities can be found on CultureSource!

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Recognition & Transitions
Leadership transition announced at MCACA

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Job, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original, Internship Program New!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Operations Assistant New!

Detroit Historical Society, Director of Education and Programs

Meadow Brook Theatre, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Director of Finance New!
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Useful Resources
The Arts Alliance's Resource Page - dozens of sites for arts & creative people and businesses.

Articles and Reports

Arts Funding at Twenty-Five 

Complete Guide to 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities

2018-19 Arts Midwest Touring Fund Guidelines

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report

Michigan Nonprofit Association: Career Development Membership
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