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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                               July 9, 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 2 - Ann Arbor Man Creates Thought-Provoking Laughter Through Cartoon Panel
Ann Arbor resident Dave Coverly loves to draw.  In fact, he has taken that love of drawing to the rest of the country with his one-panel print cartoon, "Speed Bump."  Coverly talks about his journey with WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich in this week's "creative:impact." Listen here!
July 9 - A Literary Look at Ann Arbor's Changing Nature
Special education teacher and author Patti Smith is one of the most passionate Ann Arbor residents you'll ever meet. She sees her hometown as an ongoing project, especially when it comes to preserving its history.  Smith talks about her latest book, "Vanishing Ann Arbor," with WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich in this week's "creative:impact." Listen here!
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  • Charter Township of Superior
  • U-M Museum of Art
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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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The Arts Alliance News 

House Passes NEA, NEH
Funding Increase

On June 25, the U.S. House rejected President Trump's budget request to eliminate both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by approving $167.5 million in funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020! This is an increase for both agencies of $12.5 million over the FY 2019 funding level of $155 million.

The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate for possible consideration (the Senate may also take up their own version of this appropriations bill).
This is the third year in a row that the Trump administration has proposed a termination of both the NEA and the NEH in his budget proposal to the U.S. Congress. The past two years, Congress has rejected this request and moderately increased funding for the cultural agencies. This year, the House is sending an even stronger message of the importance of arts funding by increasing the appropriation by $12.5 million.

Help continue this important work by becoming an official member of the Arts Action Fund! Learn more.
Washtenaw County News 
Your guide to the 2019 Ann Arbor Art Fair, Meredith Bruckner, All About Ann Arbor, 7/2/19
For U-M violin student, hearing loss is not a disability, Fernanda Pires,, 6/26/19
Clements Library receives $10M Gift to Name Directorship, Rare Book Room, U-M Arts & Culture, 6/21/19
Michigan News 
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts preps for revolutionary new exhibits, Lora Painter,, 6/28/19
Congratulations to the 2019 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award Recipients,, 6/20/19
National News and Beyond
30 artworks to see before you die, from Mona Lisa to The Great Wave, Charlotte Cripps, Independent, 7/6/19
Alaska's State Arts Agency Faces Imminent Closure, Arts Action Fund, 7/2/19
Sotheby's Sells for $3.7B, Jasmine Weber, Hyperallergic, 6/21/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
Blue Llama Club: Sumkali
7/10/19, 7 p.m.
314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
CutTime Productions: Classical Revolution Detroit
7/12/19, 5 p.m.
19800 Grand River Ave., Detroit
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: The Little Scientist Club
7/13/19, 10:30 a.m.
220 E. Ann, Ann Arbor
UMS: Summer Sings 2019
7/15/19, 7 p.m.
Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor
The Ark: Rosanne Cash and Band
7/15/19, 8:15 p.m.
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Ann Arbor
Pointless Brewery: Women's Improv Jam
7/17/19, 7:30 p.m.
3014 Packard St., Ann Arbor
Leslie Science & Nature Center: Raptor Feeding
7/20/19, 4 p.m.
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
UMMA Pop Up: Andrew Brown Guitar Duo
7/21/19, 1 p.m.
525 State St., 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
Performing Arts
The Penny Seats: Man of La Mancha
West Park, Ann Arbor

Theatre NOVA: Stargazers
410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor

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

2019 Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair
Downtown Ann Arbor



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
WSG Gallery: "Poems to the Winds"
Ends 7/21/19
306 Main St., 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
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
SCRAP Box: Drop-in Crafting
7/13/19, 12 p.m.
581 State Circle, Ann Arbor

Community Music School of Ann Arbor: Summer Jazz Institute
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

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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Academy of Russian Classical Ballet proudly announces the opening of their new Ann Arbor location this August

Michigan Radio Supporter Thomas Jones, Retired WEMU Music Director Linda Yohn Honored with Public Media Impact Awards
Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
DIYpsi Summer Festival
Deadline: 7/15/19
The Circ Bar - Free Venue
Space Available: 7/18-7/20/19
Academy of Russian Ballet: Nutcracker
Auditions: 8/29/19
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 New!
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
The Franke Center for the Arts, Executive Director New!

The Guild of Artists & Artisans, Operations Director New!

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, Administrative Assistant New!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Public Relations Coordinator

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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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