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Arts & Creative Industries e-Newsletter                   October 30, 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 23: Dean Dana Heller is Shaping the Future of EMU's College of Arts and Sciences
The commitment to maintain the marriage of arts and sciences is what led Dr. Dana Heller to Eastern Michigan University. Heller is the recently appointed dean of the arts and sciences department.In this week's "creative:impact,"  She discusses her passion for, and the importance of, this kind of education. Listen here!
October 30: Tom Root talks about Making Art and Creating Commerce and Community at Ann Arbor's 'Maker's Works'
Art and commerce are created, but at Maker Works in Ann Arbor, so is a sense of community. In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich talk with Tom Root, co-founder of the Maker Works Shop in Ann Arbor. 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.
  • Sophie Grillet
  • Susan McClanahan
  • Susan Montgomery
  • Patti Smith
  • Beth Steinkellner
  • Jill Stefani Wagner
Creative Businesses
Arts, cultural and heritage organizations and institutions and creative businesses.
  • Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
  • Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild
  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival
  • Arts in Motion
  • Ballet Chelsea
  • Dodworth Saxhorn Band
  • EMU Arts Management & Administration Programs
  • Eventually Group
  • Invisible Engines
  • Music Go Round
  • Neutral Zone
  • Rapport Innovative Marketing
  • Riverside Arts Center
  • Saline Area Players
  • Theatre NOVA
  • U-M Arts & Culture
  • U-M Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series
  • U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • WSG Gallery
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.
  • Anonymous
  • Colby Spencer Cesaro
  • Brian Filipiak
  • K.A. Letts
  • Amy Rosenberg
  • Peggy Wilson
Information on membership may be found here. Please direct membership questions to
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Be Prepared -  Election Day is 7 Days Away

Get Out There and Vote on November 6

We are days away from a very important election. Before you head to the polls next Tuesday, November 6, get to know the candidates and issues, so you can help make Michigan a more dynamic place to live, work and play!

Here is a rundown of everything you need to know:

Candidates and their views on the arts and creative industries:

Creative Washtenaw Votes Candidate Survey  Before you vote find out how your candidates will invest in and set policy to further arts and creative industries in Washtenaw County, Michigan and the country. Updated!

Candidate Response Rate - Which Candidates find the Arts & Creative Industries Important?
  • 88% Ann Arbor Mayor and City Council
  • 0% Barton Hills Village Trustee
  • 33% Manchester Village Trustee
  • 25% Saline City Council
  • 0% Sylvan Township Trustee
  • 22% Ypsilanti Mayor and City Council
  • 50% Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
  • 43% State of Michigan Senate and Representatives
  • 10% Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State
  • 36% U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
Creative Michigan Votes: 2018 Elections HubFind a statewide glimpse on candidates' view of the issues important to the arts and creative industries here.
Local ballot information: General, state wide ballot info: Voter information: Thanks to all the contributors to this list of resources: annarborvote.orgBridge, Creative Many Michigan, CivCity, 7 Cylinders Studios, State of Michigan Secretary of State and Washtenaw County Elections
Get Involved. Make a Difference. Represent the Arts + Creative Industries.
Take a seat at the table on a community board, committee or commission as a representative of the arts and creative industries.The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions on various boards, committees and commissions. Applications are due by November 19, 2018. 

For more information about open positions, click here.

Need Halloween Costume Ideas?

Washtenaw County News 
Downtown Ypsilanti gets colorful, creative for ypsiGLOW, Jacob Hamilton,, 10/27/18
10,000 books put on display on Liberty Street in Ann Arbor, Ben Allan Smith,, 10/24/18
Library Lot developed announces $100K in funding for plaza programs, Ryan Stanton,, 10/23/18
Michigan News 
Ford taps ex-factory worker to do painting at Detroit train station, Jamie L. LaRue, Detroit Free Press, 10/23/18
Michigan towns show off their coolness with public art, Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 10/15/18
National News and Beyond
5 1/2 Things That Americans are Saying About the Arts, Timothy J. McClimon, Forbes, 10/15/18
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
Michigan Theater: Iron & Wine
11/2/18, 8 p.m.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
The Ark: Violent Femmes
11/3/18, 8 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre, Detroit
UMMA: Vote! 2018 Fashion Show
11/5/18, 6 p.m.
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
UMS: Jake Shimabukuro
11/7/18, 7:30 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Gifts of Art: U-M String Preparatory Academy
11/8/18, 12 p.m.
University Hospital Main Lobby, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: 4 Seasons- Rachel Barton Pine
Michigan Theater, 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
Washtenaw Chorale: Northern Lights
11/17/18, 7 p.m.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
Kickshaw Theatre: Passion & Perseverance, A Gershwin Revue
11/18/18, 7:30 p.m.
Conor O'Neills, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Theatre NOVA: The Stone Witch
Ends 11/11/18

410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor

Theatre NOVA: The Elves and the Schumachers

410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor

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

137 Park St., Chelsea

The Ark: 42nd Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Hill Auditorium, 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
U-M Stamps School of Art & Design: "Have We Met? Dialogues on Memory and Desire"
Ends 11/18/18
201 S. Division St., Ann Arbor
WSG Gallery: "Beyond Words: A Celebration of Book Arts in 2018"
Ends 11/24/18
306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Gifts of Art: "Celebrating Science & Art"
Ends 12/7/18
University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2, Ann Arbor
UMMA: "Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s"
Ends 9/29/19
525 South State St., Ann Arbor
AAWA: Ceramic Trays with Zentangle Sgrafito Designs Workshop
11/3/18, 10 a.m.

4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
Motawi Tile Frame Workshop
11/10/18, 10:30 a.m.

Maker Works, 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
Washtenaw County Health Department Public Art & Design for KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Project New!
Deadline: 11/14/18
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
The Marquette Creative Residency
Deadline: 12/15/18
Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions (SOPA)
Audition: 1/30/19

Application Deadline: 11/16/18
Funky Ferndale Art Fair
Deadline: 5/17/19
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
Deadline: 11/30/18
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA)
Deadline: 12/12/18
NAAS Winter Audition Intensives
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

Performing Arts JAPAN
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

Please submit new content to The Arts Alliance here.
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Recognition & Transitions
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, Molloy Arts Internship Program New!

Michigan Humanities Council, Program Assistant New!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Various Jobs New!

Michigan Opera Theatre, Program Coordinator: Education and Community Program New!

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) New!

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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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