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August 28, 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 *

Place-based Grant Opportunities (Kresge Foundation)
USArtists International Application (Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation)

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

Grand Ledge School District is seeking a part-time elementary art teacher. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with valid Michigan Teaching Certificate. Must meet all applicable standards for a "highly qualified" teacher under the State and Federal Law, including the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Michigan State Board of Education.  Get more info and apply .

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center   is seeking several teaching artists
working in a variety of media to lead their fall 2019 Adult Art Workshops.  Artists working with drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, printmaking, photography and more are invited to apply! C ontact Michelle Carlson, education director, at for more information.


Peckham is seeking an art studio intern. This intern position allows an undergraduate student an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a socially engaged art studio with diverse clients in their Art From the Heart Program. This position requires 17 hours per week.  Get details and apply.

Impression 5 Science Center is seeking a development intern. This position provides an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a non-profit science center, including organizational structure, fund development, donor and membership stewardship and community support.  Get more info and apply.

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 all the 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 and Creative Opportunities

Calls for submissions/RFPs

Michigan State University Choral Union will hold  auditions for its upcoming season on Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and 11, at 6 p.m Auditionees will be asked to vocalize and sing the first verse of The Star Spangled Banner. Previous choral experience desirable, but not required. No appointment necessary but auditionees should arrive at 6 p.m. for a general information session. Private individual auditions will immediately follow. Contact or at (517) 353-9122 for details.

Northville Art House in Northville, Mich. announces a call to artists for a juried small art exhibition, Nov. 1-30, 2019. Up to $650 in awards will be presented, including 1st-4th place and Honorable Mentions. Artists 18 and over may submit a maximum of six (6) works of art created within the last three (3) years and not previously exhibited at the Art House.  Submission deadline is Sept. 15, 11:59 p.m. EST.   Get more info

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center announces a call to artists for their "Michigan Made: 2019 Holiday Art Exhibition." All artists must be over 18 years of age and Michigan residents. Artworks must be original. Artwork does NOT have to be holiday themed. All artwork must have been created within the last three years and meet the gallery's framing and presentation guidelines. Submission deadline is Sept. 1, 2019. Apply today.

DeWitt DDA call to artists! The DDA is seeking an artist to partner with the community in painting the sidewalks at the corner of Bridge and Main Streets. Application deadline is Sept. 6, 2019. See the offical RFP and application.

Fenner Nature Center call for submissions. Due to unexpected construction delays, "Sunrises & Smokestacks: Deconstructing the divide between urban and wild spaces" has been rescheduled for December. With this change, Fenner is calling for additional submissions, limited to 3D media. Application d eadline is Sept.13, 2019 at 5 p.m. Get more details and apply.

Lansing's Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center announces a call to artists
for its 3rd annual Art & Antique Sale and Classic Car Cruise-In on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 9-4 p.m. at the Historic Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing, MI. Exhibit space available for $25.00 on the Turner-Dodge House lawn. For more information please contact Michael Beebe at 517-372-1348.

Art in the Loft announces a call to artists for their fourth annual juried art exhibition "Light." Submission deadline is Sept. 6, 2019 with an awards and opening reception on Oct. 4. All works must be original and can be submitted in one or multiple media. A $35 fee will be charged for first entry and $10 for each additional.  Maximum of three (3) entries will be accepted.  Get more details and apply.


The Arts Council of Greater Lansing's  Creative Placemaking Summit 5: Forward Momentum is Sept. 26, 2019! Register today to get your early bird ticket prices and save $10! Early bird pricing ends on Sept. 5! Need some Creative Placemaking 101? Attend the Pre-Summit Session on Sept. 25 at Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, featuring Lansing Community College President,  Dr. Brent Knight. To be eligible to attend the Pre-Summit, you must purchase a Creative Placemaking Summit ticket. Spots are limited. Save yours today .

Lansing Regional Chamber Leadership Lansing program is accepting  applications for its eight-month leadership program. The program includes seven workshops from October 2019 through May 2020. They are seeking a diverse representation of organizations from across the community, including professionals from financial services, education, the arts and more. Tuition is $2,200 and includes all workshops, materials and meals. Deadline to apply is Sept. 9, 2019. Call 517-487-6340 for info or  download your application .

SBDC Michigan Marketing Mondays presents "How Personality Drives Sales" on Monday, Sept. 16 from noon - 1 p.m.  This seminar can help all business owners communicate more effectively at every stage in business development. Free pizza & pop generously provided. Register today .

International Society of Experimental Artists announces its 28th Annual Symposium and exhibition on Sept. 15-21, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich. and at Lowell Arts.  Get all the details and register today.

Grantstation presents its "Power of Visual Storytelling" webinar with Lori L. Jacobwith on Sept. 12. This webinar is designed to help organizations meet their fundraising goals through sharing their money story. Participation fee is $69 per person or $149 per group. Register today.

Attend an  Arts Council Open Group Grant Consultation.  Our next one will be held Sept. 3, 2019, 9 - 11 a.m. at Bestsellers Bookstore (360 S. Jefferson St., Mason, MI). 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.

New & Renewing Member Highlight
Say hello to the Arts Council's new and renewing members for August 2019! Thanks for being a part of our creative community.  * Denotes new members!
  • Kate Cosgrove
  • James Brinkmann*
  • LEPFA*
  • Scott Magie*
  • Great Commission Studios*
  • Matthew Anderson*
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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.