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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                        October 15, 2019


Tune in Tuesday mornings at 7:49 & 9:49 a.m. on WEMU 89.1FM. 

Co-hosted by David Fair & Deb Polich
creative:impact features creative people and industry experts who live, have creative practices, jobs and businesses in Washtenaw County. They lead the sector locally, nationally and internationally and are the driving forces making Washtenaw County one of Michigan's strongest and most vibrant arts and creative industry hubs.
Oct. 8 -  We are born with joy of moving to music and rhythm.

Jodie Randolph joins David Fair and Deb Polich to talk about the art of dance on this week’s edition of creative:impact. As the artistic and executive director of Jodie Randolph Dance, she is making connections through the power and beauty of dance.
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October 15 -  She brings the world’s creative innovators to Ann Arbor’s community stage.
Cull the lists of museums, academies and award winners and you will find dozens of artists and innovators featured in the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series that is free every Thursday at the Michigan Theater during U-M’s fall and winter semesters. Chrisstina Hamilton tells David Fair and Deb Polich how she brings Penny Stamps vision to the life for U of M students and the community on this week’s edition of creative:impact.
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Welcome and thanks to our
New & Renewing Members!
Follow this link to the list of more than 250 members of THE ARTS ALLIANCE. Find information, website links and contact details, too!

Creative Individuals - new and renewing.
People self-identifying as artists/creatives or who work in the creative industries. See your name here! Join The Arts Alliance today.

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Arts, cultural and heritage organizations and institutions and creative businesses.

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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.
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Members move the Arts + Creative Industries agenda forward. Your membership makes a difference because, along with support of hundreds of allies, creative businesses and organizations, it adds up to 25% of our annual revenue. It is important revenue  applied to our mission, work and programs you have directed us towards like this: The Arts Alliance 2019.

MCACA Grant Watch

FY2020 Grant Announcements

10:00 a.m., Friday, October 18
Join by Skype

Find more details here!
The Arts Alliance
Region 9 Minigrant Announcements

Via this e-newsletter October 18 following MCACA's grant reveal.

Arts, creative + cultural marketers and promoters, this is for you!

RSVP for this free conference  
8:30 - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23*
Kerrytown Concert House
415 North Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor

Presented by Arts Midwest
Hosted by The Arts Alliance and
the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

*Can’t make Oct. 23? Here is an alternative:

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Detroit Zoo | 8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

RSVP here for October 22 | Hosted by CultureSource

CWHH #2!

RSVP here - we just want to save you a seat.
Thursday,  Nov 7, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Chela's Restaurant & Taqueria - Dexter
Chela's menu items are available for purchase.
7065 Dexter Ann Arbor Road, Dexter, MI 48130

CWHH is for those who work and/or play in the arts, creative and cultural organizations and businesses and are members of The Arts Alliance*, CWHH is an an-easy-no-set-agenda monthly gathering rotating throughout the county. MOSTLY, it's FUN! 

*or soon-to-become members, you can:
  1. Join today here 
  2. Attend one CWHH. We are pretty sure you’ll want to join so you can come back to CWHH!  
Washtenaw County News 
Tyler Rand Named as A2 Symphony Orchestra Executive Director,, 10/1/19

Founder of Prison Creative Arts Project, William Buzz dies at 80, Fernanda Pires, 10/3/9

University of Michigan's President Announces Campuswide Arts Initiative, Meredith Bruckner, All About Ann Arbor, 10/3/19
Michigan News 
Knight Foundation awards over $1.3M to 36 arts challenge winners, Miriam Marinii, Click on Detroit, 10/14/19
Equality Michigan Partners with Artist Peter Sparling on Upcoming Exhibit, BTL Staff,, 10/9/19
National News and Beyond
New Jersey Becomes 1st State To Have Arts In Every School , WCBS Newsradio 880, 9/2/19
New NYC Program Allows Low-Level Offenders To Avoid Jail Time By Taking An Art Course, CBS New York, 10/2/19
New Study Could Explain Why There Are Fewer Women in Theater Design Roles, Americans for the Arts, 10/11/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
Ann Arbor Women Artists: Durwood Coffey
10/21/19, 7 p.m.
4844 Jackson, Ste. 100, Ann Arbor
Creating Connection 
10/23/19, 8:30 a.m.
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor

Washington Street, Ypsilanti
SCRAP Box: Fabric By The Pound Sale
10/25/19, 10 a.m.
581 State Circle, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: ScienceFest - Monster Mash
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Wild Swan Theater: Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot
Towsley Auditorium - Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor

Kickshaw Theatre: Passion & Perseverance: A Naughty & Nice Cabaret 
The Gladwin Barn, 4105 W. Liberty Street,  Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Civic Junior Theatre:, To Find A Wonder
11/8 -11/1019
Scarlett Middle School Auditorium, 3300 Lorraine St., Ann Arbor

Theatre Nova: Follies in Concert

410 W Huron St, Ann Arbor
The Purple Rose Theatre Company: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Souffle
Ends 12/21/19

137 Park St., Chelsea

Edgefest 2019: OUT West
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor
Argus Museum/Washtenaw County Historical Society: Argus Museum/Argus Collectors Group Annual Conference
525 West William Street, Ann Arbor
Theatre Nova: Michigan Playwrights Festival

410 W Huron St, Ann Arbor
Sight Side by Side
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor
Art Kettle: "Unraveling Racism"
22 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti

UMMA: Various Exhibits
Various Dates
525 State St., Ann Arbor
U-M Stamps School of Art and Design: Various Exhibits
Various Dates
2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor
Susan Montgomery Photos: Getting Started in Stock Photography
10/16/19, 7 p.m.
Downtown Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor

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

WEMU Community Calendar 

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Tyler Rand Named as A2 Symphony Orchestra Executive Director, 10/1/19
Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
DIYpsi Holiday Market
Deadline: 10/15/19
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: The Fantasticks
Auditions: 11/10-11/11/19
Art Around Saline  2020
Deadline: 11/22/19
Art Kettle: Seeing White - Unraveling Systemic Racism
Boychoir of Ann Arbor
Auditions: Ongoing
Art Is In Market
Deadline: Ongoing
CTN TV Studios
Deadline: Ongoing
Riverside Arts Center
Deadline: Ongoing
The Orange Peacock Gallery: ARTitude 
Deadline: Ongoing
Artistica Gallery: Call for Artists
Deadline: Ongoing
The Aquarium Gallery: Call for Installations
Deadline: Ongoing
SphinxConnect Fellowship
Deadline: 10/15/19
The 19th Amendment at 100: Women's Voices Then and Now
Deadline: 12/6/19
Department of Natural Resources: Campfire Storytelling Project
Auditions: Various Dates
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
MakeRoom Artist Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
Artist Residency at Lightworks
Deadline: Ongoing
Fellini Studio Art Centre Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
More opportunities can be found on:
Art Jobs

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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Glacier Hills Legacy Fund "Golden Opportunities" Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
Deadline: Ongoing

Harpo Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing

J.M.K Innovation Prize
Deadline: Ongoing

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Various Deadlines

National Endowment for the Arts
Various Deadlines

KaBOOM! Grants
Various Deadlines

More opportunities can be found on CultureSource!

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Job, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Current Magazine, Various Jobs

Elegant Designs by Elizabeth, Personal Assistant

Ann Arbor Community Foundation, Senior Community Investment Officer

Kadima, Creative Expressions Program Coordinator

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Useful Resources
The Arts Alliance's Resource Page - dozens of sites for arts & creative people and businesses.

2019 NEA Guide

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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