Your source for regional creative opportunities!
August 14, 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 our website at
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Place-based Grant Opportunities (Kresge Foundation)
USArtists International Application (Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation)

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

The East Lansing Public Library  has an opening for a 40-hour-per-week STEAM educator. The STEAM education specialist will work with library staff and key community stakeholders to develop, implement and promote a dynamic STEAM education platform both within the library and out in the East Lansing Community. Get more info and apply today!

Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy is currently hiring a K-8 Art Teacher. They are looking for teachers who are motivated, creative, flexible and possess strong organizational and student management skills as well as determination to foster academic achievement for all students in an urban setting. Get more details and apply!

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!

Dazzling Diamonds Dance Studio  is seeking a  part-time dance director  for their upcoming Fall 2019 dance season. The ideal candidate must be fun, energetic, task- and detail-oriented and have a passion for the arts. Email for more information.

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

The Grand Haven Main Street DDA  announces a call to artists for the Grand Haven ArtWalk, Sept.17 - Oct. 7, 2019 in Downtown Grand Haven, Mich. Cash Awards in 6 separate categories. Category 1 - Drawing/Collage/print/Print media; Category 2 - Painting; Category 3 - Photography; Category 4 - Sculpture (3D); Category 5 - Specialty Media; Category 6 - Recycled Art. Submission deadline is  Aug. 16, 2019 Get more info.

Northville Art House in Northville, Mich. announces a call to artists for a juried small art exhibition, Nov. 1-30, 2019. $650 in awards; 1st-4th place, Honorable Mentions. Artists, 18 and over, may submit a maximum of six (6) works of art created in any media, excluding electronic and digital, within the last three 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 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!

SBDC Michigan presents Writing a Business Plan Webinar on Aug. 28, 2019, from 11 a.m. - noon. The webinar is designed for entrepreneurs who are looking to write a plan for the first time or have a plan they would like to improve. This webinar is free to Michigan residents. Get more info and 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!

Featured Creative Opportunity 
Nami Lansing announces a call for visual artists for "Healing Through Art," a community event, featuring artists expressing their creative vision and challenges. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 14, 2019, limit two (2) submissions per artist. Finalists will be displayed at the event. All others will be shown on a scrolling video. Get more info and application details.
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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.