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Nov. 20, 2019
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Auto Owners is seeking an entry-level graphic designer. Thi s job is responsible for working as a part of their in-house creative team to create visual solutions (print and digital) using design software in order to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate the target audience. Work is performed under close supervision. Bachelor's degree; or several years of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Get more info and apply.

School of Rock is seeking a guitar, bass, vocals, drums and keyboard  instructorThe School of Rock Music instructor teaches students compositions from ACDC to Zappa. The Instructor creates a safe and cool environment for students to achieve their musical and creative potential and ensures that each School of Rock student has an exceptional musical journey. Get more info and apply.

Great Lakes Caring is seeking a hospice music therapist. The ideal candidate will use music to achieve therapeutic goals, including interpersonal and spiritual development, self-awareness and motor skills,  promote music therapy within hospice  and more.  Get details and apply.

Lansing Community College is seeking an  adjunct instructor in art and design Responsibilities 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.

Michigan State University is seeking an assistant/associate piano professor. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate piano, performance of faculty solo and chamber music concerts and more. Get more info and apply.


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 submit an application.  Get more info and apply.

AF Group is seeking an innovation intern to work with the innovation department and idea pipeline to evaluate and document ideas, gather info and details on projcets, write and brainstorm, research technologies and more. Get more info and apply.

Sasha L. Jewels fashion jewelry company, is seeking a creative and talented fashion graphic design intern proficient in Photoshop and other applications to team with their brand. Intern will help with creative advertisements and marketing initiatives and publications (print included).This position is unpaid but can be used for school credit. Get more info and apply.

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

Michigan Legacy Art Park is  currently taking submissions for new works to be considered for the Art Park permanent collection. This is an excellent opportunity for both emerging and established artists.  The Collections and Exhibition Committee will accept submissions on a rolling basis but will review works after October 15 and April 15 of each year.  Get more info and apply.

Lansing Makers Network announces a call to artists for their How to Holiday Market, a one-day holiday event held the day after Black Friday. Participation is free. Sales are handled by LMN and proceeds are split 70/30 with 70% going to the artist. If you would like to show your work email Cliff at for more info and application details. Submission deadline is Nov. 23, 2019.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center announces a call to artists for the 2020 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition,  a competitive exhibition to be held in March 2020. Artworks of all medias are eligible, including but not limited to the following: paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, graphic design, installations, short film and video games. Deadline to apply is Jan. 23, 2020. Get more info and apply.

Lowell Arts announces a call to artists for their Art of Change exhibition.  Artists are invited to submit artwork for an exhibition that addresses current global issues of today, including but not limited to: human rights, social justice, gender equality, and environmental stewardship. Open to all visual arts media. To be eligible, artists should be from Michigan, age 14+. $25 entry fee required. Deadline is Dec. 1, 2019. Get more info and apply.

Gillespie Group  announces a  call to artists  for a mural in the BLOCK600 development on Michigan Ave. Get complete details in the  RFP  along with additional pieces needed for the context of the project  here . A ny of the renderings and documents can be used for viewing purposes only. Submission deadline is Dec. 6, 2019.

City of East Lansing announces a call to artists for its annual East Lansing Art Festival to be held on May 16-17, 2020. Early-Bird application fee is $25 and applications are due on Nov. 30, 2019. Fee goes up to $35 after Nov. 30. 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" exhibition to be on display Jan. 24 - March 2, 2020. Deadline to apply is Dec. 6, 2019.  Get more info and apply.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts announces a call to artists for its 69th annual Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair held in June 2020. This juried show features up to 190 fine artists. Deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020. Application fee is $35.  Get more info and apply.

Great Lakes Art & Gifts is accepting 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. You heard that right: ten days of fest-y goodness for year ten. 

City of Lansing's Art & Culture Grants Arts Impact Project Pitch for 2020 projects is coming on Dec. 11, 2019! Pitches are made on a first come, first served basis at MICA Gallery at 1210 Turner St. in Old Town from 4-7 p.m. Now is the time to start planning your project idea for 2020! Get more info .


Attend an  Arts Council Open Group Grant Consultation.  Our next one will be held Dec. 6., 9-11 a.m. at   Fay's Evelyn Bay Coffee, (134 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte).   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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