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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                             July 23, 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.
July 16 -  Meet This Year's 'Emerging Artist' at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs
The 2019 Ann Arbor Art Fairs took place this weekend, and, each year, an "emerging artist" is featured at the event. This year, the artist is Jon Van Eck, owner of Van Eck Pottery & Tile Works and an instructor at the Ann Arbor Art Center. Van Eck talks about his artistic journey leading up to this honor with WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich in this week's "creative:impact." Listen here!
July 23  -  Look up! The universe of planetarium design with Matthew Linke of the U-M Natural History Museum
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the awe-inspiring view of the universe from the seats of the Planetarium and Dome Theater at the new U-M Natural History Museum’s but have you ever wondered what goes into designing these programs? Planetarium manager Matthew Linke takes us into his stratosphere where imagination has no bounds on this week’s creative:impact with WEMU’s David Fair and The Art Alliance’s Deb Polich. Listen here!
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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.
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  • Ann Arbor Women Artists
  • Bank of Ann Arbor - Sonic Lunch
  • Third Mind Books
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Washtenaw County News 
U-M to consider firing opera professor charged in rape case, Gus Burns,, 7/18/19
Ypsi jazz event aims to draw metro Detroit crowd, raise funds for YCS, Sarah Rigg, Concentrate, 7/17/19
Michigan Theater Foundation Director and Ann Arbor Cultural Leader Receives National Award, David Fair,, 7/15/19
Michigan News 
Arts funding on the rebound statewide, Tim Jagielo, Tri-County Times, 7/17/19
Detroit's Stevie Wonder mural is finally finished, Lee DeVito, Detroit Metro Weekly, 7/10/19
National News and Beyond
Crowd gathers in Anchorage to mark coming of Alaska State Council on the Arts, Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 7/22/19
Americans slashed their charitable deductions by $54 billion after Republican tax-code overhaul, Leslie Albrecht, Market Watch, 7/11/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
The Ark: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
7/25/19, 7 p.m.
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak
UMMA: Stand up for a sustainable future. Die-in.
7/27/19, 3 p.m.
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
Neutral Zone: 18th Annual Golf Classic
7/29/19, 9 a.m.
U-M Golf Course, Ann Arbor
Michigan Theater: Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies
8/1/19, 7:30 p.m.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Pointless Brewery: Shadow League Show
8/1/19, 7:30 p.m.
3014 Packard St., Ann Arbor
Art Kettle: Dear Womanhouse-- An Excerpt in Ypsilanti
8/2/19, 7 p.m.
22 North Gallery, Manchester
UMS: Summer Sings
8/5/19, 7 p.m.
Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor
River Raisin Ragtime Revue: 8th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza
8/10/19, 8 p.m.
The Ark, Ann Arbor
shape // matter Movement Showcase
Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor
Kickshaw Theatre: The Gala
Saganworks, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
The Penny Seats: Man of La Mancha
Ends 7/27/19
West Park, Ann Arbor

Theatre NOVA: Stargazers
Ends 8/4/19
410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor

The Purple Rose Theatre: Welcome to Paradise
Ends 8/31/19
137 Park St., Chelsea

26th Annual Week After Art Fair Song Fest
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor



Chelsea Sounds & Sights Festival
Downtown Chelsea



Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Various Dates
Ann Arbor
AAWA: 2019 Summer Juried Exhibit
Ends 7/26/19
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti
Hotworks: 2019 Orchard Lake Fine Art Show
6900 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township
Art Kettle: "Dear Womanhouse, What Now? The Art of Being Female in America Today"
Ends 8/18/19
22 North Gallery, Ypsilanti
WSG Gallery: "About Face"
Ends 8/31/19
306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
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
Community Music School of Ann Arbor: Summer Jazz Institute
Ends 7/26/19
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Egg-pollo 11 Moon Lander Engineering
7/27/19, 10 a.m.
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor

Art Kettle: Portraiture Workshop with Tim Widener
121 W. Main St., Manchester

Jill Wagner Art: Common Ground Workshop

MCACA Rising Leader
Deadline: 7/26/19
October 2019 - April 2020

Not-for-Profit CFOShare
8/14/19, 4:30 p.m.
Office Evolution, Ann Arbor

Not-for-Profit CFOShare
8/21/19, 4:30 p.m.
Scarab Club, Detroit

Riverside Arts Center: 2019 Summer Camps
Various Dates
76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti
Various Dates
581 State Circle, Ann Arbor
Leslie Science & Nature Center
Various Dates
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
Wild Swan Theater: Summer Classes
Various Dates
6175 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
MCACA Minigrant Training
Various Dates
Various Locations


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

WEMU Community Calendar 

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UMMA Welcomes Jim Leija
Academy of Russian Classical Ballet proudly announces the opening of their new Ann Arbor location this August
Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: Odd Couple 
Auditions: 7/28-7/29/19
Neighborhood Theatre Group: Black Cat Cabaret
Auditions: 8/5 & 8/7/19
Art as Healing Foundation: INTERDEPENDENCE Exhibit
Deadline: 8/10/19
Academy of Russian Ballet: Nutcracker
Auditions: 8/29/19
Wild Swan Theater: 40th Season
Auditions: 9/4-9/5/19
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
Aesthetica Art Prize
Deadline: 8/31/19
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 Dedicated Grant Program
Deadline: 8/16/19

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

MCACA Grants
Various Deadlines

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
Sphinx, NAAS Project Manager New!

MOCAD, Visitor Services + Membership Associate New!

Friendship Circle Soul Studio, Artists to Support Adult Artists with Disabilities New!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Various Jobs 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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