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Arts & Creative Industries e-Newsletter                   October 16, 2018


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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.
October 9: Expression and Connection Through Community Television Network in Ann Arbor
In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance president and CEO Deb Polich talk to Melissa Bondy, Community Television Network's (CTN) assistant manager of community engagement and education, about the process of making quality, and impactful,  community television. Listen here!
October 16: Putting on a Show and Taking it to Broadway
The performing arts have always been a part of Washtenaw County's culture and two University of Michigan students are adding to that tradition. Thomas Laub and Emma Ashford talk about their new, Ann Arbor-based theater company, Runyonland Productions, with WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich in this week's "creative:impact."
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Welcome and thanks to our
New & Renewing Members!
Creative Individuals
People self-identifying as artists/creatives or who work in the creative industries.
  • Ruth Bardenstein
  • Afa S. & Aaron P. Dworkin
  • Zita Gillis
  • Bonnie J. Kay
  • K.A. Letts

Creative Businesses
Arts, cultural and heritage organizations and institutions and creative businesses.
  • Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild
  • The Ark
  • Community Music School of Ann Arbor
  • The Community School of Ballet LLC
  • Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization
  • Salt Valley Arts
  • Tobins Lake Sales, Inc.
  • Washtenaw Chorale 
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.
  • Amy Harris & Malcolm Sickles
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Two Great Arts & Creative Election Hubs!

Updating Daily: Candidate Responses to the Creative Washtenaw Votes Survey on Arts & Creative Industry Issues.
Get Up to Speed with Statewide Arts & Creative Issues with the 2018 Election with Creative Michigan's Hub!

 Let's change the way our state’s political leaders value the contributions and support the needs of those who make Michigan a more creative and dynamic place to live, work and explore. Before you head to the polls on November 6, head over to  The Arts Alliance Advocacy page and Creative Michigan Votes: 2018 Elections Hub and:

MCACA FY18 Final Reports Due Oct 31

Just a friendly reminder that fiscal year 2018 final reports are due October 31, 2018 or thirty days after your project ended. Look in section five of your grant agreement to find your exact due date. Final reports may be submitted early. Please submit your final report through eGrant.

 Contact MCACA staff with any questions. 
Washtenaw County News 
New Ann Arbor theatre company Runyonland Productions launches debut season, Emily Benda, Concentrate, 10/3/18
U-M invites artists to 'pave' Ann Arbor's Liberty Street with 10,000 illuminated books,, 10/2/18
Michigan News 
ArtPrize 2018 jurors $200K grand prize to 'brown, carmine, and blue,' Brian McVicar,, 10/5/18
Detroit-born playwright Dominique Morisseau wins MacArthur 'genius' award,The Detroit News, 10/4/18
Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointment to MCACA,, 10/4/18
National News and Beyond
MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners for 2018, Sopan Deb, The New York Times, 10/4/18
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events

YCS School Board Candidate Forum
10/17/18, 6 p.m.
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti
Westside Art Hop
10/20/18, 10 a.m.
700 Mount Vernon Ave, Ann Arbor
Leslie Science & Nature Center: Parents' Night Out
10/20/18, 5:30 p.m.
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
U-M Museum Studies Program: "Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice"
10/23/18, 6:30 p.m.
UMMA, Ann Arbor

The Ark: The Verve Pipe
10/26/18, 8 p.m.
316 Main St., Ann Arbor
Leslie Science & Nature Center: Animal Haunts-- "Underground Adventures"
10/27/18, 6 p.m.
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Symphony No. 9 in D major
10/27/18, 8 p.m.
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
The Michigan Theater: Whose Live Anyway?
10/27/18, 8 p.m.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Broadway Benefit for Suicide Prevention
10/29/18, 7:30 p.m.
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor
River Raisin Ragtime Revue: Veteran's Day Concert
11/11/18, 4 p.m.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, Tecumseh
Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Monthly Meeting: "Experimental Needlework"
11/12/18, 6:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: Arsenic and Old Lace

Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor

Theatre NOVA: The Stone Witch

410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor

The Purple Rose Theatre Company: Diva Royale
Ends 12/29/18

137 Park St., Chelsea

Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor
Art Kettle:"Dear Womanhouse, What Now? The Art of Being Female in America Today"
Ends 11/16/18
121 W. Main St., Manchester
Riverside Arts Center: EMU School of Art & Design Group
Ends 10/26/18
76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti
WSG Gallery: "Beyond Words: A Celebration of Book Arts in 2018"
Ends 11/24/18
306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
UMMA: "Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s"
Ends 9/29/19
525 South State St., Ann Arbor
ypsiGLOW Workshop
10/21/18, 11 a.m.
76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti
Creative Many: Resourcing Your Practice
10/25/18, 6 p.m.
The Commons, Detroit
Sciencefest: Sonic Workshop and Loud Lab
Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: After the Fall- Basic Stage Combat and Safety
11/10/18, 1 p.m.

322 West Ann Street, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: Script Analysis and Character Development for Young Actors
11/17/18, 1 p.m.

322 West Ann Street, Ann Arbor
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 

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Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: Oliver!
Auditions: 10/21-10/22/18
2019 Top of the Park
Deadline: 2/1/19
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
City of Lansing's Arts Impact Project New!
Pitch: 10/29/18, 4:30 p.m.
Theatre Nova: Michigan Playwrights Festival
Deadline: 11/1/18
Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions (SOPA) New!
Audition: 1/30/19

Application Deadline: 11/16/18
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
Shop Floor Theatre Company
Deadline: Ongoing
InsideOut Literary Arts Project Writer-in-Residence
National and Beyond
“Our World, Our Future” 2018-19 California International Student Art Contest New!
Deadline: 11/30/18
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA)  New!
Deadline: 12/12/18
NAAS Winter Audition Intensives New!
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!

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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

Arts & Culture Trek Grant (MCACA)
Deadline: 10/19/18

Performing Arts JAPAN New!
Deadline: 10/31/18

Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant (MCACA)
Deadline: 11/2/18

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

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University Musical Society Welcomes Ryan Davis as Chief Development Officer

MCACA Announces 2018-19 Rising Leaders Cohort

The African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County Selected for National African Americans Museum Cohort

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Job, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Marketing and Communications Manager New!

UMMA, Collections and Exhibits Technician New!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Various Jobs

The Community House, Dance Instructors New!

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Executive Director New!
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Creative Many hires Steve Wilson as Interim President and CEO

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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
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