Your source for regional creative opportunities!
Oct. 9, 2019
Welcome to your exclusive source for current creative opportunities in the arts and cultural sector. This resource is brought to you by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. For additional opportunities visit
Funding *

USArtists International Application (Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation)
Music Therapy Programs (Academy of Country Music: AMC Lifting Lives)
Travel Subsidies for Performing Artists and Presenters (Association of Performing Arts Professionals: Cultural Exchange Fund)
  NSS Grants for Sculptors (National Sculpture Society)

* Please note that some opportunities may be time-sensitive.


The Children's Enrichment Center in Haslett, Mich. is seeking a part-time art teacher to teach preschool art classes at 9 a.m. and after-school art classes at 4 p.m. Get more info and apply today.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center   is seeking several teaching artists
working in a variety of media to lead their winter 2019 Adult Art Workshops.  Artists working with drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, printmaking, photography and more are invited to apply! They are also seeking teaching artists for their kids spring and summer art camps. C ontact Michelle Carlson, education director, at  michelle@lansingartgallery.orgĂ‚ for more information.

Neogen is seeking a  visual designer who can  establish the look and feel for various interfaces, including digital, animation and print concepts.  Candidates must have an intimate understanding of design, copy and web best practices/guidelines and be able to work  within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce a brand's style or voice. Four-year college or university degree in advertising, design, fine arts or related field required.  Get more info and apply today.

Lansing Community College is seeking an adjunct instructor in art and designResponsibilities include teaching graphic arts. Depending upon program needs and the candidate's qualifications, teaching assignments may be on LCC's downtown Lansing campus, at an extension center (within 40 miles of the downtown campus) and/or via online delivery methods. Get more info and apply today.

DBI Business Interiors/Private Sector Design is seeking a senior interior designer who  will be responsible for working with commercial clients and internal teams to create interior designs from concept to completion for all types of spaces including, but not limited to furniture, conceptual renderings, building finishes, and full-scope design projects. Get more info and apply today.

Windemere Park Charter Academy is seeking a full-time  K-8 Art Teacher . Applicants must hold a valid teacher license in the subject and/or grade level for the state in which you are applying. Candidates with experience working with at-risk students - preferred, if applicable to the school, K-8 art teaching experience-preferred.  Get more info and apply today.


The YMCA Lansing is seeking a marketing and graphic design intern. Under the supervision of the marketing specialist, this position will help to develop
content for the branch website, digital media, program materials, social media outlets and facility/campus signage. The intern may also provide support in PR activities and event planning.  Get more info and apply today.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is seeking a  intern for their Exhibitions and Gallery Sales department. Passion for the arts is a must. Merchandising and retail background is desirable. Email cover letter and resume for consideration to Katrina M. Daniels at

Arts Council of Greater Lansing has a variety of internships available and may have a space just for you! If you have administration, general programming, public relations or graphic design experience, we want to hear from you. Get more info and apply today.

If you are currently hiring for a part- or full-time position, offering an internship, or looking for volunteers, please let us know. Email the Arts Council at to put your opportunity in our next Creative Connection.

Conferences/Classes/Creative Opportunities

Calls for submissions/RFPs

Great Lakes Art & Gifts is seeking artist applications for their Co-operative gallery space in Old Town Lansing. They currently have are seeking photographers, purse makers, mixed media artists, knitters and more. Stop in or email for more information.

Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) announces call to artists for artwork to display within their conference rooms at 812 E. Jolly Road. They are seeking artworks of the following inland lakes, rivers and streams: Lake St. Claire, Lake Lansing, Lake Charlevoix, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Duck Lake, Burt Lake, Mullett Lake, Leelanau Lake, Lake Ovid (Sleep Hollow State Park), Grand River, Thornapple River, Red Cedar River, Looking Glass River, and Sycamore Creek. Open to all Michigan artists. For more information contact Yvonne Williams at .

Embracing Our Differences annual juried international competition announces a call to artists. The exhibition will include 50 billboard-size images reflecting the theme "enriching lives through diversity and inclusion." Deadline to apply is Oct. 8, 2019. This competition is also open to teachers wishing to submit student art. Get more info and apply.

Monmouth Museum Petopia! announces a call to artists for this juried art holiday exhibition that will feature  depictions of creatures big and small covered in fur, feathers and scales to celebrate the loving bond between pets and their owners as well as the universal affection for the natural beauty and majestic power of all animals. Artwork will be considered in all media and styles from the traditional pet portrait to depictions of animals in their habitats to anthropomorphism and beyond. Deadline to apply is Oct. 14. Get more info and apply.

Northville Art House announces a  call to artists for its Holiday Market on Dec. 6 &7 in downtown Northville. Artists may submit six (6) works to be considered. There is a $20 non-refundable entry fee and booth fees of $80 - $100. Deadline to apply is Oct. 20. Get more info and apply.

Northwest Arts Center announces an open call for artists worldwide to enter work for its upcoming Americas 2020: Paperworks Exhibition.  Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. It is preferred that two-dimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. Get more info and apply.

City of West Hollywood announces a call to artists for its "One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival Design Competition." This year's theme is "For the Record." They are  seeking booklet cover design submissions that can also be used on a variety of media. Most prominently, your design will be used as the cover of a booklet of which several thousand copies will be printed and distributed widely. D esign will also be adapted for street banners, which will be seen by thousands as they drive through West Hollywood. Application deadline is Oct. 24.  Get more info and apply.

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego in Oregon announces a call to artists for up to three (3) works of art for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego's nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. In its twentieth year, this program's mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors to the community by presenting works from regional, national and international artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds. Deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2019. Get more info and apply.

Arts Council of Greater Lansing announces a call to member artists for our Member Exhibitions 2020. This round-one call is for exhibitions that will run the months of January - June. Application deadline is Nov. 18, 2019.  Get more info and apply!


Startup Grind presents a Fireside Chat --  #SGWomen: Women in Entrepreneurship with Jen Estill of Red Head Design Studio.   With a passion for helping entrepreneurs and leaders find their voice and move audiences, Jen develops everything from company names to visual brands to marketing plans. Her work has garnered numerous awards for creativity and excellence. Get more info and register.

Michigan Women Forward presents Financial Security a free workshop for entrepreneurs. Workshop includes panel discussions, breakout sessions, prizes and giveaways plus a light supper.  Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, 4:30-7:00 p.m

Creative Capital presents Building Community for a Sustainable Creative Life--Four-Part Online Workshop on Oct. 14. Artist Sh aron Louden will focus on leveraging artists' inherent creativity, thinking outside the box about creating opportunities and building relationships. Louden will review relevant information and examples of artists building communities that help empower those willing to put in the work to turn generosity into opportunities. Starts Oct.14, 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET. Get more info and register.

Attend an  Arts Council Open Group Grant Consultation.  Our next one will be held Nov. 1, 9-11 a.m. at Panera Bread (5212 W. Saginaw, Lansing). Grant consultations are free of charge and offer an opportunity to ask questions and discuss grants in a casual, relaxed setting. Let us know you are coming on our Facebook Event.

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This resource is generously supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.