Your source for regional creative opportunities!
Oct. 23, 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 for more info.

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 design, visual communications, web design and more. 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.


Arts Council of Greater Lansing  is seeking interns in a variety of positions for the  spring! Students with administration, general programming, public relations or graphic design experience are encouraged to apply.  Get more info and apply today.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is seeking an  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

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

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!

Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery announces a  call to artists  for the "19th Amendment at 100: Women's Voices Then and Now" exhibtion to be on display Jan. 24 - March 2, 2020. Deadline to apply is Dec. 6, 2019. 

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

The Capital City Film Festival (CCFF) announces a call for submissions for its 2020, 10th Annual film festival.  Submit your project on  FilmFreeway   for CCFF happening April 9-18, 2020 all around Lansing, Mich. You heard that right: ten days of fest-y goodness for year ten.  The Early Bird deadline is Nov. 18 - submission fees go up after that, so don't delay. 

Lowell Arts announces call for exhibition proposals. Artists, curators, artist groups and instructors are encouraged to submit a proposal for an exhibition at their gallery between the summer of 2020 and winter of 2022. Artwork must be original and artists selected are required to have a current membership. 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.

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego in Oregon announces a call to artists for up to three 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.


The Arts Council of Greater Lansing announces two smARTS Workshops for the month of November.  On Nov. 4, 2019 , join Taylor Gast and John Mashni from  Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith PC as they present "Nonprofit Formation and Operation" from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  On Nov. 12, 2019 , join  Piper & Gold Public Relations strategists, Cassie Cotton and Hilary Edwards as they present "Identifying Your Target Audience: A conversation with right brain and left brain"  from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Both workshops will take place at MICA Gallery on Turner St. in Old Town.  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.

Culture Source announces "Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Talent in Arts and Culture Nonprofits." Join CoStaff Services and Koya Leadership Partners for this afternoon workshop that includes  ideas for designing interviews, onboarding procedures and workplace environments calibrated to the contemporary dynamics of working in the arts and culture sector. Lunch is provided. Registration is free for 2019 Culture Source members; $10 for guests.  Get more info and register.

Featured Opportunity!

LEAP Announces $30,000 in Funding Through Public Art for Communities Grant Program

This program, which granted its first $20,000 in 2013, is a program unlike any other. Thus far, 14 grants have been approved resulting in 19 new pieces of public art (including 6 bike racks, 1 mural, and 12 sculptures). The program asks that municipalities adopt a public art policy or community ordinance that addresses elements such as creating an arts commission, creating standards for call for artists and jurying process, as well as liability, and maintenance issues. 

Once communities have done this, they can apply to be one of the communities that will be awarded $10,000 to place a piece of public art within the public right-of-way in their communities. This program is funded through LEAP general fund as well as through the generous contributions of PNC Foundation. 

Thus far, City of Mason, Dewitt Township, City of Dewitt, Meridian Township, City of St. Johns, City of East Lansing, Delta Township, Delhi Township, City of Grand Ledge, City of Lansing and the City of Charlotte have received funding to put their pieces of art in place through this program.

Artists interested in this opportunity should contact the municipality in their area.

For more information or to apply for this grant, please visit

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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.