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Arts & Creative Industries e-Newsletter                   October 2, 2018


Tune in Tuesday mornings at 7:50 & 9:50
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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.
September 25: Keeping Downtown Ann Arbor Artistically Powerful
Downtown Ann Arbor has become a major hub for the art scene, and it takes a lot of work maintaining that ideal.  Susan Pollay, executive director of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, talks to WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich about the efforts Ann Arbor takes to keep public art thriving in this week's "creative:impact." Listen here!
October 2: Creating a Career Path in Dance, Choreography and Acting
In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich talk to director/choreographer Maija Garcia, who was just appointed director of professional training at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. 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.
  • Laila Kujala

Creative Businesses
Arts, cultural and heritage organizations and institutions and creative businesses.
  • Ann Arbor Concert Band
  • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Ann Arbor Potters Guild
  • Concordia University Kreft Arts Program
  • CTN - Ann Arbor
  • Found: An Unexpected Collection
  • Great Lakes Theatrical Consulting
  • River Raisin Ragtime Revue
  • The Penny Seats Theatre Company
  • TreeTown Murals
  • TS Rosenbaum Art, The Artists' Studio
  • Washtenaw Community College - Arts & Sciences Division
  • Washtenaw Corale
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.
  • Natalie & Mike Hensel
Information on membership may be found here. Please direct membership questions to
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Happy National
Arts & Humanities Month!


October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years  as a month-long celebration, with goals of:
  • FOCUSING on the arts at local, state and national levels;
  • ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts;
  • ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
  • RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
No matter who you are or where you live, there are many ways you can celebrate the arts this October. Here are some things you can do all-month long:
  • Participate in "Show Your Art," a social media campaign for people in communities across the country to showcase their art and the art they love during the month of October. Hashtag your Instagram photos and videos using #ShowYourArt2017 and #NAHM. Americans for the Arts will feature select photos throughout the month-long National Arts and Humanities Month campaign.
  • Grab a friend and go to a museum, a play, a festival, or outdoor concerts.
  • Try something new and take a class in creative writing, dance, painting, or whatever strikes your fancy.
  • Unveil a new project, product, or service during National Arts & Humanities Month.
  • Write to your member of Congress, letting him/her how important arts and arts education funding is to you, your family and your community.
Learn more here!
October 9 is the last day to register to vote in the November general election!
Washtenaw County News 
A new era begins in LSA's newly renamed department of film, television, and media, Leslie Stainton, U-M Arts & Culture, 9/24/18
Art installation reflecting on what it means to be female in America coming to Manchester, Sara Swanson, The Manchester Mirror, 9/24/18
Alumnus Darren Criss wins Emmy, Concludes Speech with 'Go Blue', U-M Arts & Culture, 9/17/18
Michigan News 
ArtPrize 2018 public vote Final 20 revealed, Brian McVicar,, 9/30/18
An artist is filling Detroit potholes with mosaics, Meira Gebel, Detroit Free Press, 9/21/18
Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera dies at age 83, Derick Hutchinson,, 9/18/18
National News and Beyond
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance
Special - One Time Events
Riverside Arts Center: The Alex Thomas Show
10/5/18, 7 p.m.
76 N. Huron St., Ann Arbor
Kerrytown Concert House: Ben Jansson Quartet
10/5/18, 8 p.m.
415 North Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
Michigan Theater: St. Paul & the Broken Bones
10/8/18, 8 p.m.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
The Ark: Veterans for Peace John Lennon Birthday Concert
10/11/18, 7:30 p.m.
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
AAWA October Program: Joe Mazzola
10/15/18, 7 p.m.
4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100, 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
River Raisin Ragtime Revue: Veteran's Day Concert
11/11/18, 4 p.m.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, Tecumseh
Performing Arts
Kickshaw Theatre: Milvotchkee, Visconsin
Ends 10/7/18
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, Ann Arbor

Theatre NOVA: The Stone Witch

410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor

Ends 10/7/18
Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor
Ends 10/7/18
76 N. Huron St., Ann Arbor
Kerrytown Concert House Gallery: "Three Journeys Converging"
Ends 10/8/18
415 North Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
Art Kettle:"Dear Womanhouse, What Now? The Art of Being Female in America Today"
121 W. Main St., Manchester
WSG Gallery: "RED" by Elizabeth Schwartz
Ends 10/13/18
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
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
Neighborhood Theatre Group: 4th Annual Monologue Competition
Deadline: 10/4/18
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre: The Girl with the Golden Locks
Junior Auditions: 10/9-10/10/18
Ann Arbor Art Center 96th Annual All Media Exhibition 
Deadline: 10/10/18
DIYpsi Holiday Market 2018
Deadline: 10/15/18
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
Theatre Nova: Michigan Playwrights Festival
Deadline: 11/1/18
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
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

Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Detroit
Deadline: 10/14/18

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

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

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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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
Interactive Media Developer, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History New!

Director of Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University New!

Box Office Lead Ticketing Specialist, Detroit Symphony Orchestra New!

Gallery Sales Assistant - Seasonal, Detroit Artists Market 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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