View this email in your browser
Arts & Creative Industries e-Newsletter                 November 27, 2018


Tune in Tuesday mornings at 7:50 & 9:50
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, jobs and businesses through the lenses of those who, though often unseen, are the driving forces that make the greater Ann Arbor area one of Michigan's strongest and most vibrant arts and creative hubs.
November 20: Creative Comm Con: A New Arts + Creative Marketers and Promoters Network 
Artists and creative organizations need to get the word out on their work, which can be a lot of work by itself. Fortunately, there are conferences that help making such public relations work more effective. WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich talks to The Arts Alliance communications director Lauren James about the NAMP conference in Seattle earlier this month and the first-ever "Creative Washtenaw Communications Conversation," 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.
  • U-M Museum of Natural History
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.
Information on membership may be found here. Please direct membership questions to
Check out our
Annual Arts & Creative Industry Guide
The Arts Alliance's Sustaining Sponsors

Nuts & Bolts

Subscribe to the Arts & Creative Industries eNewsletter
Click here

The Arts Alliance Membership
If you enjoy this newsletter and support the arts and creative industries in Washtenaw County, we invite you to become a member of The Arts Alliance. Information on membership rates and sign up can be found here. Please direct membership questions to

Submitting Items to The Arts Alliance's e-Newsletter
  • Publishing Deadlines - The publication deadline is the Friday before the next publication date. Refer to the date in the header to determine the next publication date.
  • Event Listing (Members-Only) - submission form
    Event listings are reserved as a benefit for members of The Arts Alliance.
Information on membership may be found here.

Open Listingssubmission form
  • Recognition - including awards, media articles and anything worthy of bragging rights
  • Calls for art
  • Auditions
  • Scholarships
  • Funding opportunities
  • Transitions - whose moving in and whose moving out
  • Job/internships/volunteer opportunities
  • Seminars, workshops and conferences
  • creative:impact - if you have ideas for guests for this radio show, submit those too!
Though The Arts Alliance does its best to publish items submitted, it does not guarantee publication for members or non-members.

Contact The Arts Alliance
Send general inquires or comments to us at or call 734.213.2733.

Submit now!

Though The Arts Alliance does its best to publish items submitted, it does not guarantee publication for members or non-members.

Quick Links

Keep Arts + Creative Industries Thriving by Giving Today!

Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already passed and it's Tuesday, which means only one thing: it's #GivingTuesday! This global movement kicks off the charitable season and gives everyone a chance to make a difference in their communities. Today, please consider giving to arts and creative nonprofit organizations across the greater Washtenaw County area!

As much as we would love and be grateful for you to support The Arts Alliance and its mission here, we will be happy to know that all of our members benefit from the generosity and kindness of our community.

Support these wonderful

Nonprofit Arts + Creative Members
of The Arts Alliance

For more information on #GivingTuesday, click here or search organizations in the area you can help today!

Creative Washtenaw 
Communications Conversation

a meet up for arts + creative marketers and promoters in the greater Ann Arbor area

Monday, December 10, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
NEW Center
1100 North Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Register here!
free and open to everyone interested

If you are responsible for or are interested in marketing, promotion and public relations for arts, cultural, and creative businesses or your own practices, join us for the first Creative Washtenaw Comm Con!

Whether you are a seasoned communications professional or new to the field, join with others who are navigating the ever-changing marketing and media environment. A new service of The Arts Alliance, inspired by its members, this is the start of a regular meeting for everyone interested in the latest marketing and media trends and techniques. We will see you there!

Washtenaw County News 
Michigan marching band's director of operations dies suddenly, Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 11/24/18
Ypsi's Michigan Firehouse Museum aims to build profile as it celebrates 20th anniversary, Sarah Rigg, Concentrate, 11/14/18
More than 3,500 people turn out for largest Rosie the Riveter gathering, Nadia Whitson, Guiness World Records, 11/12/18
Michigan News 
Detroit's Motown Museum expansion: Expect a big 2019 for Hitsville, Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 11/18/18
Herpolsheimer's iconic children's monorail restored to original look, Michael Kransz,, 11/15/18
Kresge grants $50K to help iconic Detroit theater transition to new leader after 61 years,, 11/15/18
National News and Beyond
The big changes colleges are making to help art students snag jobs in America's gig economy, Tim Mullaney,, 11/18/18
David Hockney Painting Sells for $90M, Smashes Record for Living Artist, Scott Reyburn & Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, 11/15/18
Excited for Amazon's Arrival in Long Island City? The Results for New York's Art Community Won't Be Pretty, Ben Davis,, 11/13/18
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
Salt Valley Arts: Holiday Craft Sale 
11/29/18, 3 p.m.
Pittsfield Township Community Center, Ann Arbor
Penny Stamps Speaker Series: Lina Iris Viktor-- Materia Prima
11/29/18, 5:10 p.m.
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
Art Kettle: Yule Ball with Dodworth Saxhorn Band
11/30/18, 8 p.m.
121 West Main St., Manchester
Measure for Measure - A Men's Choral Society: Annual Holiday Concert
11/30/18, 8 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Ann Arbor
Michigan Theater: The Beach Boys
12/6/18, 6:30 p.m.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
The Arts Alliance: Creative Washtenaw Communications Conservation
12/10/18, 4:30 p.m.
NEW Center, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops
12/14/18, 8 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Washtenaw Community Concert Band: A Holiday Celebration
12/14/18, 7:30 p.m.
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor 
Maker Works Craft Show
12/15/18, 11 a.m.
3765 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Saline Area Players: Just in the Nick of Time

The Fifth Corner, Saline

Theatre NOVA: The Elves and the Schumachers

410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor

Wild Swan Theater: A Christmas Carol
Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Ballet Chelsea: The Nutcracker
CHS Performing Arts Complex, Chelsea
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Jr.: The Girl with the Golden Locks
Scarlett Middle School Auditorium, Ann Arbor

Ballet Chelsea: The Nutcracker
Potter Center, Jackson
The Purple Rose Theatre Company: Diva Royale
Ends 12/29/18

137 Park St., Chelsea

The Ark: 42nd Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Gifts of Art: "Celebrating Science & Art"
Ends 12/7/18
University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2, Ann Arbor
Laila Kujala: "Opaque Dialogues 2018"
Runs 12/6/18-1/31/19
Opening Reception: 12/7/18, 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater's, Ypsilanti
UMMA: "Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s"
Ends 9/29/19
525 South State St., Ann Arbor
Masco: Arts Leadership in a Changing World
11/29/18, 9 a.m.

The Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor
Creative Many: Post-Election Webinar
11/29/18, 3 p.m.

Creative Many: Protecting Your Practice
11/29/18, 6 p.m.

Light Box, Detroit
Kresge Arts in Detroit: Writing Artist Statements & Resumes
12/4/18, 6 p.m.

Arab American National Museum, Dearborn
The National Arts Action Summit
Washington D.C.
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 

Click here to submit your posts for the next e-Newsletter.
Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
Washtenaw Community Concert Band: Annual Concerto Competition
Auditions: 1/11/19
2019 Top of the Park
Deadline: 2/1/19
The Orange Peacock Gallery: ARTitude 
Deadline: Ongoing
AAWA: Avanti Hair Salon
Selected Dates
CTN TV Studios Art for Display
Deadline: Ongoing 
Artistica Gallery: Call for Artists
Deadline: Ongoing
The Aquarium Gallery: Call for Installations
Deadline: Ongoing
UpstART 200
The Marquette Creative Residency
Deadline: 12/15/18
Funky Ferndale Art Fair
Deadline: 5/17/19
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
Deadline: Ongoing
Shop Floor Theatre Company
Deadline: Ongoing
Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
Vending Machine Project
Deadline: Ongoing
Ingham County Medical Care Facility 'Meet the Artist' Program
Deadline: Ongoing
South Haven Center for the Arts
Deadline: Ongoing
InsideOut Literary Arts Project Writer-in-Residence
National and Beyond
“Our World, Our Future” 2018-19 California International Student Art Contest
Deadline: 11/30/18
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA)
Deadline: 12/12/18
NAAS Winter Audition Intensives
Low Strings Audition: 12/9-12/12/18
Woodwind & Brass Audition: 12/17-12/20/18
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!

Click here to submit your posts for the next e-Newsletter.
Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

In Our Neighborhood Grant Program
Deadline: 11/30/18

USArtists International Grant
Deadline: 11/30/18

Soros Equality Fellowship
Deadline: 1/10/19

Shubert Foundation 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

Please submit new content to The Arts Alliance here.
Click here to submit your posts for the next e-Newsletter.

Recognition & Transitions
Wild Swan Theater Announces Grant Award to Support New Project

Click here to submit your posts for the next e-Newsletter.
Job, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Michigan Opera Theatre, Data Resources Coordinator New!

InsideOut Literary Arts Project, Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB) Festival Coordinator New!

UMMA, Exhibitions and Publications Project Manager New!

826 Michigan, Development Director New!

Living Arts, Communications Manager New!

Ann Arbor Art Center, ARTNext Campaign Director

Click here to submit your posts for the next e-Newsletter.
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
Click here to submit your posts for the next e-Newsletter.
Copyright © 2018 The Arts Alliance, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp