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Arts & Creative Industries e-Newsletter                 November 13, 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.
November 13: Artrain's Past Will Help Fund Its Future with Paris Auction
Back in 1986, artists submitted graffiti art to decorate the outside of the "Artrain" railcars.  Later this month, renderings of those pieces will go up for auction in Paris, France, where the proceeds will benefit art programs, here at home.  A treasure trove of art of the past will help fund the art of the future.  WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance president and CEO Deb Polich take you back and look forward 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.
  • Dave Sharp
  • Debra Zamperla
Creative Businesses
Arts, cultural and heritage organizations and institutions and creative businesses.
  • Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts
  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
  • Art Kettle
  • Arts in Motion
  • Blue Llama Jazz Club
  • CutTime Productions
  • City of Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee | Plein Air Festival
  • InMotion Studios
  • Kerrytown Concert House
  • Merrill Guerra - Red Barn Realty
  • Purple Rose Theatre Company, The
  • U-M Gifts of Art Program at Michigan Medicine
  • U-M Sterns Collection of Musical Instruments
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.
  • Mike Henry
  • Susan McClanahan
  • Jill McDonough & Greg Merriman
  • Deb Mexicotte
  • Greg & Dina Sheldon
  • Ingrid & Cliff Sheldon
  • Alexandra West
Information on membership may be found here. Please direct membership questions to
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Quick Links
The Arts Alliance Communications Manager Lauren James and President/CEO Deb Polich (right) with U-M Arts & Culture's Sydney Hawkins and Traverse City's Mary Gillett (left) at the opening reception of the National Arts Marketing Project Conference (NAMPC), hosted by Americans for the Arts.

Arts & Creative Communications & Marketers
Meet Up at the Brand-New
Creative Washtenaw Communications Conversation!

Are you responsible for or interested in marketing, promotion, public relations for arts, cultural, creative businesses or your own practices?

Join us for Creative Washtenaw Com Con on December 10, 2018, inspired by members of The Arts Alliance! This is the start of a new quarterly meeting of arts and creative communications and marketing professionals highlighting the latest arts communications and marketing. We will highlight:

  • The National Arts Marketing Project Conference (NAMP): Lauren James, communications manager for The Arts Alliance, will report out about the most up-to-date trends, tools and analytic-driving communications in the arts.
  • A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: This may be a breakthrough – something many of us have wanted for years to help promote our events. You will hear it first at Com Con!
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.
Washtenaw County News 
Opera drops UM professor David Daniels amid sexual assault allegations, Martin Slagter,, 11/9/18
Ann Arbor's Common Language Bookstore to close, Meredith Bruckner, All About Ann Arbor, 11/4/18
How the Ypsilanti Community High School choir returned to the national spotlight, Sarah Rigg, Concentrate, 10/31/18
Michigan News 
DIA opens elegant new Asian galleries, Michael H. Hodges, The Detroit News, 11/2/18
Detroit arts community gets $20M boost from Knight Foundation, Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 10/31/18
National News and Beyond
Election Impact on the Arts Highlights, Arts Action Fund, 11/7/18
Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones, Alex Marshall, The New York Times, 11/4/18
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
U-M LSA: "Critical Conversations: Media Studies at the Intersection of Theory and Practice"
11/14/18, 4 p.m.
Hatcher Gallery Room 100, U-M, Ann Arbor
Creative Many: When Art Makes You Lose Your Mind
11/14/18, 6 p.m.
Detroit Fiber Arts, Detroit
Gifts of Art: Sam Corbin & Jason Dennie
11/15/18, 12 p.m.
University Hospital Main Lobby, Ann Arbor 
Kerrytown Concert House: Juanito Pascual's New Flamenco Trio
11/15/18, 8 p.m.
415 North Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum & Leslie Science & Nature Center: Parents' Out Night
11/16/18, 5:30 p.m.
220 E. Ann St., 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
Penny Stamps Speaker Series: Lina Iris Viktor-- Materia Prima
11/29/18, 5:10 p.m.
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops
12/14/18, 8 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Washtenaw Community Concert Band: A Holiday Celebration
12/14/18, 7:30 p.m.
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor 
Maker Works Craft Show
12/15/18, 11 a.m.
3765 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Saline Area Players: Just in the Nick of Time

The Fifth Corner, Saline

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 Gallery: "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
Laila Kujala: "Opaque Dialogues 2018"
Runs 12/6/18-1/31/19
Opening Reception: 12/7/18, 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater's, Ypsilanti
UMMA: "Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s"
Ends 9/29/19
525 South State St., 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
Creative Many: Protecting Your Practice
11/29/18, 6 p.m.

Light Box, Detroit
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
Deadline: 11/14/18
Washtenaw Community Concert Band: Annual Concerto Competition
Auditions: 1/11/19
2019 Top of the Park
Deadline: 2/1/19
The Orange Peacock Gallery: ARTitude New!
Deadline: Ongoing
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
Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions (SOPA)
Audition: 1/30/19

Application Deadline: 11/16/18
The Marquette Creative Residency
Deadline: 12/15/18
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

In Our Neighborhood Grant Program
Deadline: 11/30

USArtists International Grant
Deadline: 11/30

Soros Equality Fellowship
Deadline: 1/10/19

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

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Recognition & Transitions
Meet the 25 winners of the Knight Arts Challenge in Detroit

John Gutoskey wins 2018 Alpha & Omega Prize for Contemporary Religious Arts

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Job, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Ann Arbor Art Center, ARTNext Campaign Director New!

MOCAD, Finance & Administration Staff New!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Major Gifts Officer New!

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Office Manager New!

The Kresge Foundation, Talent and Human Resources Assistant New!

Sphinx Organization, Program Coordinator 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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