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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                      June 25, 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.
June 18 - Art for the Love of Art and Infused with a Social Conscience
Recently, a new arts exhibition was unveiled in Orlando to honor those lost in the tragedy, and Ann Arbor artist John Gutoskey's work is prominently featured. In this week's 'creative:impact,' Gutoskey discusses that work, life as an artist, and the role of social conscience in the creative process. Listen here!
June 25 - The National Council on the Arts & the NEA comes to Southeast Michigan
A national spotlight was shining on the arts and creative organizations in Washtenaw County and Southeast Michigan last week when the National Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) visited. In this "creative:impact” segment, Victoria Hutter, NEA assistant director for public affairs, joins WEMU's David Fair and The Arts Alliance’s Deb Polich to discuss what happened during the visit and how the NEA continues to impact and remains essential to the country. Listen here!
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Arts, cultural and heritage organizations and institutions and creative businesses.
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  • Neighborhood Theatre Group
  • Academy of Russian Classical Ballet
  • UMS
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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 

National Endowment for the Arts
Gets Big Welcome
from CultureSource & The Arts Alliance

Ahead of the 197th Meeting of the National Council on the Arts in Detroit on Friday, June 21, representatives from the National Endowment for the Arts, including Acting Chair Mary Anne Carter, made a stop at reception in Ann Arbor on June 19.

Guests from arts and cultural organizations across the area gathered for a special cocktail party before the night's live concert at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park. 

Read more about Carter's visit to Detroit in the Detroit Free Press!
Applications close on June 30 
MCACA Minigrant Reviewers for Region 9 

Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties

Former reviewers report that serving on a panel improved their grant writing and review knowledge and helped them learn about arts and cultural programs in their regions.

Reviewers must value diversity of culture and creativity. Experience in personal creative practice, work or extensive volunteer service at creative, cultural, science, nature or heritage organizations is as critical and perhaps more important than formal academic credentials.


Applications may be found here!

For more information about the Region 9 Minigrant Program, contact The Arts Alliance at 734.213.2733 or

City of Ann Arbor soil testing prompts programming changes at Leslie Science and Nature Center

On Sunday, June 23, Ann Arbor received formal guidance from an industrial toxicologist indicating that the level of heavy metals, specifically arsenic and lead, at the Leslie Science and Nature Center were elevated and could pose a risk if soil were to be ingested. As a result, in an abundance of caution the LSNC has moved all programming offsite until further testing is completed. Temporary fencing has been installed to prevent access to the areas that were tested, which includes the future site of a Nature Playscape, which is on hold until further testing is completed and remediation steps are known. Signage will be installed to inform park users to avoid restricted areas.
Washtenaw County News 
Clements Library receives $10M Gift to Name Directorship, Rare Book Room, U-M Arts & Culture, 6/21/19
$50M donation to UCLA, USC, and Michigan from Mitchell Trust aims to diversify arts and entertainment programs, Carlos de Loera, LA Times, 6/20/19
This U-M grad started a gallery and artist residency program - in her apartment, Emily Benda, Concentrate, 6/19/19
Michigan News 
Congratulations to the 2019 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award Recipients,, 6/20/19
The 2019 Wilde Award Nominations,, 6/15/19
National News and Beyond
Sotheby's Sells for $3.7B, Jasmine Weber, Hyperallergic, 6/21/19
New U.S. Poet Laureate is First Native American to Serve in Position, Carmen Graciela Diaz, Grantmakers in the Arts, 6/19/19
Amazing Winners of the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest, Emma Taggart, My Modern Met, 6/12/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
Gifts of Art: Treetown Swingtette
6/27/19, 12 p.m.
U-M University Hospital Courtyard, 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
The Ark: Los Lonely Boys
6/29/19, 8 p.m.
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence
6/30/19, 2 p.m.
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor
UMMA Pop-Up: Music with Emily Slomovits and Billy King
6/30/19, 1 p.m.
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
Mike Gould: Interactive Laser Art
Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Ann Arbor
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
UMS: Summer Sings 2019
7/15/19, 7 p.m.
Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Leslie Science & Nature Center: Raptor Feeding
7/20/19, 4 p.m.
1831 Traver Road, 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

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

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair
Downtown Ann Arbor



Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Various Dates
Ann Arbor
Riverside Arts Center: "Pivots and Pitfalls"
Ends 6/28/19
76 N. Huron, Ann Arbor
WSG Gallery: "Poems to the Winds"
Ends 7/21/19
306 Main St., Ann Arbor
AAWA: 2019 Summer Juried Exhibit
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti
Art Kettle: "Dear Womanhouse, What Now? The Art of Being Female in America Today"
22 North Gallery, Ypsilanti
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
CultureSource: MCACA Minigrant Workshop
6/27/19, 12 p.m.
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

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

MCACA Minigrant Training
Various Dates

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

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

WEMU Community Calendar 

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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Director Arie Lipsky to Step Down
UMS Board Elects New Officers, New Member at Annual Meeting
Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
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
Farmington DDA Public Art Mural
Deadline: 7/1/19
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:
Art Jobs

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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

Motown Music Accelerator
Deadline: 7/5/19

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Grants
Deadline: 8/16/19

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
UMMA, Director of Marketing and Public Relations New!

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Executive Director New!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Public Relations Coordinator New!

UMS, Patron Services Assistant New!

Motawi Tileworks, Various Jobs New!

Kresge Foundation, Program Team Assistant

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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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