jan. 26, 2022
Creative Connection is your bi-weekly member-exclusive newsletter providing opportunities such as grants, workshops, calls to artists, jobs, resources and more! (Photo: 2021/2022 billboard artist Chelsie Boodoo in front of her billboard)
The world needs you and your creativity, now and every day, so please keep making art, seeking out opportunities and submitting those applications. Below is a list of calls, competitions, auditions, etc. (Photo credit: Lansing Art Gallery, "Unbothered" by 2021 ArtPath artist, Waleed Johnson. ArtPath is currently accepting applications through March 1, 2022.)

The Lansing Poetry Club, the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University and LEAP are seeking applications for the next Greater Lansing Poet Laureate. Deadline: Feb. 7, 2022.

East Lansing Art Festival seeks artists for its 2022 festival in Downtown East Lansing, Michigan. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022.

Lansing Art Gallery announces a call to artists for 2022 ArtPath in Lansing, Michigan. Deadline: March 1, 2022

Riverwalk Theatre and the MSU College of Law are looking for actors who are interested in playing the defendant and witnesses in mock civil trials for the MSU College of Law Trial Practice Institute.  Deadline: Feb. 11, 2022.

Lansing Community College Performing Arts announces auditions for "Gee’s Bend" by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder for its spring blackbox. Actors will do cold readings from the script. Date & Time: Feb. 6, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Feb. 7, 2022, 7:00 - 9 p.m.

ScrapFest 12 is seeking applications for the 2022 ScrapFest festival happening in Old Town, Lansing. Deadline: March 5, 2022.

Chelsea Area Festivals & Events in Chelsea, Michigan is issuing a call for art for the 2022/23 "SculptureWalk Chelsea." Deadline: Feb. 18, 2022.

The City of Dexter is seeking submissions for the “Dexter Art Gardens” annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Deadline: Feb. 24, 2022.

Manifest Gallery of Cincinnati, Ohio, announces a call to artists for "9th Annual Drawn: International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing." Deadline: Feb. 3, 2022.

Manifest Gallery invites visual artists and designers to submit works for their exhibition "Portal: Works Exploring the Concept of Doorways or Openings." Deadline: Feb. 6, 2022.

Ad Art Show 2022 in New York City is seeking artworks for its exhibition on the monumental, high-impact digital advertising screens at the Oculus Westfield World Trade Center. Deadline: Feb. 14, 2022.

The City of Springfield/Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri, announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, "Watercolor USA 2022." Deadline: Feb. 22, 2022.
workshops conferences residencies
Arts Council Greater Lansing presents a free "Open Group Grant Consultation." These consultations are designed to help you with grant questions, grant planning and applications. Date & Time: Feb. 8, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Arts Council Greater Lansing presents a free smARTS Workshop. Join Sarah Pierce of 517Living to learn how to take the best advantage of this free calendar resource. Get tips on how to create events so they get seen and learn how you can gain more visibility. Date & Time: Feb. 24, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Spring Board for the Arts presents free "Art-Train Individual Artist Training." Art-Train is for artists who are interested in building on their existing skills to collaborate in and with their communities through their local agencies, non-profits and arts councils. Date & Time: Feb. 8, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Creative Capital presents "Artist Finances: Tax Planning" This workshop is designed to help you prepare for filing your 2021 taxes, with or without the help of a paid preparer. Date & Time: on Feb. 22, 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
jobs volunteering opportunities
AFTA Arts Blog "Think! Chinatown Uses Public Art to Help Local Restaurants." Excerpt: "We design, source materials from Chinatown vendors, and construct Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant dining barriers for restaurants. Artists beautify and personalize the space for the restaurants with the help of volunteers who come (socially distanced) together in a help-a-thon to sand and paint the wood barriers. Read.
Nonprofits are Messy podcaster and consultant, Joan Garry, offers lots of great info for success. Check out Episode 149: "Can We Fix the Nonprofit Burnout Problem?" She and Chris Barlics, health coach and personal trainer, talk about something that many nonprofit leaders put last on their to-do list: self care. As a result, they are overworked and end up burning out. This episode addresses those issues and offers solutions. Listen.
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