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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                          May 28, 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.
May 21 - The Artistic and Rich Humanity of the Incarcerated
The Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan began nearly three decades ago and, as WEMU’s David Fair and Deb Polich from the Arts Alliance found out, it is changing lives.They speak to two of the project's instructors, Vanessa Mayesky and Cozine Welch, Jr., in this "creative:impact." Listen here!
May 28 - Preserving and Sharing the Legacy of Ragtime Music
Jazz historian Dr. Karl Koenig has built one of the world's most extensive collections of jazz and ragtime music. Recently, he selected the River Raisin Ragtime Revue, or R4, in Tecumseh to maintain and preserve his collection. R4 founder and executive director William Pemberton joins WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich to talk about this amazing undertaking 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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It's MCACA Minigrant Time!
Region 9 Workshops Lined Up in June
Call for Minigrant Reviewers

Region 9 Minigrants are available for:
  • For artists, creatives, administrators and organizations  - $1,500 Professional or Organizational Development grants
  • For arts and cultural organizations - $4,000 project grants
  • Region 9 counties - Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson, Hillsdale, Monroe & Washtenaw 
  • Application deadline - Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Learn from the experts: Attend a Region 9 Minigrant Workshops Session!

The Arts Alliance hosts free minigrant workshops on the guidelines and application process for interested Region 9 applicants. Each session includes information about the guidelines, the online application tools and helpful hints on what reviewers look for in applications.

Workshops are scheduled for:
  • Monroe - Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Ellis Library, 3700 S. Custer Rd. Monroe, MI 48161
  • Washtenaw & Jackson - Thursday, June 6, 20193:30-5 p.m.
    • Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48106
  • Livingston - Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Brighton Chamber of Commerce, 218 E. Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
  • Lenawee, Jackson & Hillsdale - Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Clinton Arts Center, 115 W. Michigan Ave. Clinton, MI 49236
*The workshops are free but we request registration. Click here to register!

Help Decide and Get the Inside View – Serve on a Region 9 Minigrant Review Panel
Serving as a minigrant reviewer is a fabulous way to learn about grant writing and review from the funder’s perspective. Reviewers read and score all submitted grant applications before attending the review panel to discuss the applications. Past reviewers have reported that serving on a panel improved their grant-writing and helped them learn about regional arts organizations, their projects and goals.

Want to help decide? Apply to be on the minigrant jury by clicking here.

For more information, please visit Region 9 Minigrants or contact:

The Arts Alliance
(734) 213-2733
Washtenaw County News 
Lizzie and Jonathon Tisch gift to expand Tisch family legacy and UMMA exhibitions in Ann Arbor, Sarah M. Parlette, All About Ann Arbor, 5/25/19
Ypsi school and library gardens bring education outside, Gillian Ream Gainsley, Concentrate, 5/22/19
Ann Arbor strikes $35K deal with artist to save Canoe Fan sculpture, Ryan Stanton,, 5/20/19
U-M Department of Dance to get new building after 110 years, Meredith Bruckner, All About Ann Arbor, 5/20/19
Michigan News 
Street artist Shepard Fairey put up more artwork around Detroit, Lee DeVito, Detroit Metro Times, 5/17/19
Tyree Guyton Turned a Detroit Street Into a Museum. Why Is He Taking it Down? M.H. Miller, The New York Times, 5/9/19
National News and Beyond
Hollywood Invested Big in Georgia. The New Abortion Law is Causing Some Tensions, Cara Buckley, The New York Times, 5/23/19
National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters,, 5/21/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
Pittsfield Township: Farmers Market
5/30/19, 2 p.m.
Prairie Park, Ann Arbor
Pointless Brewery & Theatre: Drink & Draw/Imbibe and Inscribe
5/31/19, 4 p.m.
3014 Packard, Ann Arbor
UMMA: Andrew Brown Guitar Duo
6/1/19, 3 p.m.
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
The Ark: Dwight Yoakam
6/5/19, 8 p.m.
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak
Riverside Arts Center: Second Saturdays
6/8/19, 12 p.m.
76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: River Sounds in the Key of A2
6/8/19, 8 p.m.
Concordia University, Ann Arbor
TOOOL: Open Organization of Lockpickers
6/12/19, 6:30 p.m.
Maker Works, Ann Arbor
U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance: Voices Valiant Concert
6/15/19, 11 a.m.
Stamps Auditorium, 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
UMS: Durufle Requiem, Op. 9
6/24/19, 7 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Washtenaw Community Concert Band: A Patriotic Celebration & Pie Social
6/27/19, 7:30 p.m.
Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
River Raisin Ragtime Revue: 8th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza
8/10/19, 8 p.m.
The Ark, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Kerrytown Concert House: The Herd
415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor

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

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

Akshara: Rasa Dance & Theater Festival
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti



Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair
Downtown Ann Arbor



Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Various Dates
Ann Arbor
Riverside Arts Center: "Glyph"
Ends 5/31/19
79 N. Huron, Ypsilanti
WSG Gallery: "Secret Beaches"
Ends 6/8/19
306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
UMMA: Various Exhibits
Various Dates
525 State St., Ann Arbor
Stamps School of Art and Design: Various Exhibits
Various Dates
2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor
Maker Works: Monthly Go-Tech Meeting
6/11/19, 7 p.m.
3765 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor
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
Hollander's Spring Workshops
Various Dates
410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor

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

WEMU Community Calendar 

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Knight Foundation's Detroit program director Katy Locker to step down
Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
Michigan Medicine: Gifts of Art
Deadline: 5/31/19
The Circ Bar - Free Venue
Space Available: 7/18-7/20
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
Detroit Arts Support 2019
Deadline: 6/10/19
Farmington DDA Public Art Mural
Deadline: 7/1/19
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
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
Neutral Zone, Musical Coordinator New!

Cranbrook, Administrative Assistant- Advancement New!

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Director of Education 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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