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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                          April 30, 2019

creative:impact 

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.
April 23 - David Fair's excellent adventure to a lifetime career in radio
David Fair is celebrating 25 years as WEMU's Morning Edition host. Deb Polich puts him on the other side of the microphone to hear about his radio career in this edition of creative:impact. Listen here!
April 30 - The craft and art of landscape design with Traven Pellitier
It's finally spring and many homeowners are ready to get their hands in the soil and their gardens. Others don't know where to start..Traven Pelletier is lead designer of Lotus Gardenscapes in Dexter. He and his team infuse art into their landscape design. Pelletier talks about his work with WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich in this week's "creative:impact." Listen here!
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.
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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Welcoming Tina Walther to our Board!

Tina Walther, the founder of Rapport Innovative Marketing, is the newest member of The Arts Alliance's Board of Directors. A resident of Milan, Tina brings her expertise in business, sales, marketing and hospitality experience to our table. Rapport Innovative Marketing is an innovative appreciation marketing (IAM) company that utilizes state-of-the-art tools to build a loyal customer base for clients. 
Tina Walther, the founder of Rapport Innovative Marketing, is the newest member of The Arts Alliance's Board of Directors. A resident of Milan, Tina brings her expertise in business, sales, marketing and hospitality experience to our table. Rapport Innovative Marketing is an innovative appreciation marketing (IAM) company that utilizes state-of-the-art tools to build a loyal customer base for clients. 
More Arts Alliance Board News! Announcing our 2019 officers:
  • Chair – Colby Spencer Cesaro, Vice President, Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU), Dexter
  • Vice-chair – Merrill Guerra, Broker, Realtor and Home Staging Professional, Red Barn Realty, Ypsilanti Township
  • Treasurer – Britany Affolter ­Caine, Ph.D., Executive Director, University Research Corridor, Ypsilanti Township
  • Secretary – Susan Wagner, VP, Compliance Officer and CRA Officer, Bank of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
  • President – Deb Polich, CEO, The Arts Alliance and Artrain, Ann Arbor
Continuing in their Board terms are:
  • Jay Mullick, Managing Partner, PSMI, Inc., and Owner, dessous, Ann Arbor
  • Michael L. Henry, Senior Advisor, Cavanaugh Advisors, Ann Arbor
  • Linette Lao, Founder & Designer, Invisible Engines, Ypsilanti
  • Alexandra West, Director of Research, Ann Arbor Spark, Ann Arbor
  • Melissa Milton-Pung, Project Manager, Michigan Municipal League, Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County News 
Ann Arbor Film Festival named North America's No. 1 film fest in public poll, Emily Benda, Concentrate, 4/24/19
Local filmmakers bring 'best of' international animation festival to Ypsi, Sarah Rigg, Concentrate, 4/17/19
Ann Arbor OKs street closure for 'Water Hill Music Fest Continued,' Ryan Stanton, MLive.com, 4/16/19
Michigan News 
'Wheel of Fortune' Host Pat Sajak lands top spot at Michigan Hillsdale College, Tanda Gmiter, MLive.com, 4/28/19
Motown launches accelerator program, $20K grants, Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 4/25/19
WMU president elected to prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Paul M. Davis, Wmich.edu, 4/17/19
National News and Beyond
'Avengers: Endgame' Conquers the World with a $1.2B Opening, Brooks Barnes, The New York Times, 4/28/19
Chicago Symphony Ends its Longest Strike with Pension Change, Michael Cooper, The New York Times, 4/27/19
Nation's United Arts Funds Raise $77.3M in 2018, AmericansfortheArts.org, 4/22/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance
 

Special - One Time Events
 
The Ark: Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Party
5/3/19, 8 p.m.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Kerrytown Concert House: Stone Sound Collective
5/4/19, 8 p.m.
415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
Michigan Theater: Joe Jackson
5/7/19, 7:30 p.m.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: KinderConcerts
5/10/19, 10 a.m.
Ann Arbor District Library
Pittsfield Township: Ballroom Dance Night
5/11/19, 10 a.m.
Pittsfield Township Community Center, Ann Arbor
7 Cylinders Studio: Sneak Preview of "Welcome to Commie High"
5/12/19, 6:30 p.m.
The Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
Kickshaw Theatre: A Night of Rare Delights- Play the Producer
5/17/19, 8 p.m.
The Gladwin Barn, Ann Arbor
National Endowment for the Arts: National Council on the Arts
6/21/19, 9 a.m.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit
River Raisin Ragtime Revue: 8th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza
8/10/19, 8 p.m.
The Ark, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Wild Swan Theater: Charlotte's Web
5/1-5/5/19
4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor

 
Neighborhood Theatre Group: Trending Now
5/10-5/12 and 5/16-5/19/19
The Back Office Studio, Ypsilanti


 
The Purple Rose Theatre: All My Sons
Ends 6/1/19
137 Park St., Chelsea

 
Theatre NOVA: Kill Move Paradise
5/24-6/16/19
410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor


 
Festivals
ScienceFest: Earth and Space!
5/4-5/15/19, 10 a.m.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Westside Art Hop
5/19/19
Westside Neighborhood, Ann Arbor
Exhibitions
Argus Museum: "Water is Life"
Ends 5/10/19
525 West William, Ann Arbor
U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: "Ancient Color"
Ends 5/26/19
434 S. State St., Ann Arbor
WSG Gallery: "Secret Beaches"
Opening Reception: 5/3/19
Ends 6/8/19
306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
UMMA: "Power Family Program for Inuit Art - Tillirnanngittuq"
Ends 10/6/19
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
Stamps School of Art and Design: Various Exhibits
Various Dates
2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor
Workshops/Webinars/Training
CultureSource: Sustainable Fundraising for the Arts
5/9/19, 12 p.m.
Co.act Detroit, Detroit
Wild Swan Theater: Summer Classes
Various Dates
6175 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
Hollander's Spring Workshops
Various Dates
410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
The Business of Being an Artist Speaker Series
Various Dates
Great Lakes Center, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor

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

WEMU Community Calendar 

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Transitions/Recognition
Knight Foundation's Detroit program director Katy Locker to step down
Professor Susan Badger Booth receives a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award
Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra 2019 Young Artist Competition
Deadline: 5/10/19
Auditions: 6/15/19
Michigan Medicine: Gifts of Art
Deadline: 5/31/19
Art Kettle: Seeing White - Unraveling Systemic Racism New!
 
Boychoir of Ann Arbor
Auditions: 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
Michigan
Michigan Humanities Awards
Deadline: 5/1/19
Royal Oak Commission for the Arts, 2019 Art Explored Program
Deadline: 5/1/19
Funky Ferndale Art Fair
Deadline: 5/17/19
MCACA Rising Leader
Application Available: 6/3/19
Deadline: 7/26/19
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
Aesthetica Art Prize
Deadline: 8/31/19
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
Art Jobs


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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

Motown Music Accelerator New!
Deadline: 7/5/19

MCACA Grants

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

Harpo Foundation

J.M.K Innovation Prize

Detroit Arts Support 2019


Arts Council of Greater Lansing

National Endowment for the Arts

KaBOOM! Grants
Various Deadlines

More opportunities can be found on CultureSource!

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Job, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Artistica Gallery, Partner Artist New!

Detroit Opera House, Director of Marketing and Communication New!

Cranbrook, Collections Interpreter New!

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Senior Accountant New!

UMMA, Operations Coordinator New!


 
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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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