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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                      September 3, 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.
August 27 -  Beware! There May Be a Musician Living Right Next Door!
There is a whole group of professionals, tradespeople, elected officials, and even stay-at-home parents who transform themselves at night and on the weekends into…MUSICIANS!  David Fair and Deb Polich meet one of them, Alan Harris, vice president and general counsel at Atwell, Inc. by day and drummer and vocalist for the bands Naked Ace, Four Roses, and the Harris Jazz Quartet by night, on this edition of "creative:impact." Listen here!
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.

Colby Cesaro
Linda Kortesoja Klenczar   

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Creative Businesses
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 of The Arts Alliance support its mission to champion the arts & creative industries in Washtenaw County, MI—arts and creative individuals, organizations and businesses—to ensure that the greater Ann Arbor region remains a great place to create, live, work, learn, play and visit.

Here are the three ways you can join or renew your membership:
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Membership in The Arts Alliance has its benefits:
Creative & Ally Members benefits include:
  • The knowledge that you are making a difference for the arts and creative industries in Washtenaw County and beyond!
  • A listing and website link on The Arts Alliance website.
  • Discounts for ticketed events hosted by The Arts Alliance.
  • Priority event listing and special member-only promotional/advertising opportunities featured in our bi-weekly arts & creative industries newsletter (3,700+ subscribers).
  • The opportunity to be featured on The Arts Alliance’s social media pages.
  • A listing in the Arts + Creative Industries Guide distributed to hundreds of public locations throughout the county and toThe New York Times subscribers
  • Discounts on advertising in the Guide (up to a $300 value!)
  • Guide benefits for Creative Individual and Business Members include:
    • A standard informational listing about your creative business or practice, with a website, email, phone and address.
    • An opportunity to upgrade to an Enhanced Listing for only $150! Includes a listing with your logo and image.

Don't Miss MCACA Meeting on September 13

Join the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) on Friday, Sept. 13, at The Michigan Library & Historical Center to hear from Zannie Giraud Voss, Director of SMU DataArts. One year ago, Southern Methodist University announced the merger of its National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) with DataArts, the respected Philadelphia-based national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. and Giraud Voss will begin at 10:30 a.m. A noon lunch will be provided, and the formal council meeting will start at 1 p.m., highlighting MCACA’s new strategic plan, reports from Services to the Field program, and farewells to outgoing council members.

The entire day is free. If you have any dietary restrictions (for lunch) or require accessibility accommodations, contact Ashley Minarik at 517-335-1600 or

RSVP today!

Washtenaw County News 
Ann Arbor's Circ Bar offers free space for nonprofits every Wednesday through 2020, Jaishree Drepaul-Bruder, Concentrate, 8/28/19
Washtenaw County podcasts you need to be listening to now, Doug Coombe and Patrick Dunn, Concentrate, 8/28/19
Big 10 2019: The 10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway, Logan Culwell-Block, Playbill, 8/26/19
Michigan News 
Detroit company to start making Gibson guitars in Michigan again, Alex Atwell, ClickOn Detroit, 8/27/19
Detroit Metro Airport welcomes DIA artwork to North Terminal, Dixita Limbachia, Detroit Free Press, 8/23/19
Sphinx to put $1.5M in grants behind increasing diversity in classical music field, Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit Business, 8/19/19
National News and Beyond
AP Stylebook Changes Hyphen Guidance, Kyle Koster, thebiglead, 8/28/19
Federal Arts Assessment Terminated by National Assessment Governing Board,, 8/19/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
Kerrytown Concert House: Harry Allen Quartet
9/4/19, 4 p.m.
415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor

The Ark: The Second City
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor

UMMA: Boltanski, Monument to the Lycée Chases
9/8/19, 2 p.m.
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
UMS: Snarky Puppy
9/8/19, 7 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Pointless Brewery & Theatre: 8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam
9/8/19, 7:30 p.m.
3014 Packard St., Ann Arbor
Washtenaw Economic Club: Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward
9/12/19, 11:30 a.m.
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Emanuel Ax
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Kickshaw Theatre: The Gala
9/13/19, 8 p.m.
Saganworks, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Women Artists: Robert Perrish
9/16/19, 7 p.m.
4844 Jackson, Ste. 100, Ann Arbor
Creating Connection
10/23/19, 8:30 a.m.
Performing Arts
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: Urinetown
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor

Theatre Nova: Admissions
410 Huron St., Ann Arbor

The Purple Rose Theatre Company: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Souffle

137 Park St., Chelsea

Blue Llama Club: 4th Annual A2 Jazz Fest
314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Pittsfield Charter Township: Harvest Festival
9/22/19, 2 p.m.
Sutherland-Wilson Farmstead, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: ScienceFest
220 E. Ann St., Ann ARbor
Westside Art Hop
10/6/19, 10 a.m.
Ann Arbor
WSG Gallery: "Body of Work"
Ends 10/12/19
306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Opening Reception: 9/6/19, 7 p.m.
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

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Add-On Workshops
Various Dates
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor

SCRAP Box: Summer Camp Scrap
Various Dates
581 State Circle, Ann Arbor
Leslie Science & Nature Center
Various Dates
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor

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

WEMU Community Calendar 

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Mary Anne Carter Confirmed as NEA Chairman
Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
Wild Swan Theater: 40th Season
Auditions: 9/4-9/5/19
Ballet Chelsea: The Nutcracker Associate Artist New!
Auditions: 9/7/19
SCRAP Reuse Runway
Deadline: 9/15/19
Westside Art Hop
Deadline: 9/23/19
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
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
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Deadline: 9/30/19
MakeRoom Artist Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
Artist Residency at Lightworks
Deadline: Ongoing
Fellini Studio Art Centre Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
More opportunities can be found on:
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
Library of Michigan Foundation, Development Officer New!

West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology, Finance Manager New!

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Education & Community Engagement Intern 

MSU Community Music School - Detroit, Assistant Director

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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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