Your source for regional creative opportunities!
Sept. 11, 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
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Place-based Grant Opportunities (Kresge Foundation)
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)
Extreme Makeover: Nonprofit Edition (Streaming conference & funding opportunity)

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

The Library of Michigan Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for a development officer. This full-time contracted position supports the Foundation Board in its fundraising planning and implementation. Get more info and send a letter of interest and resume by email to or mail to: 702 W. Kalamazoo Street, P.O. Box 11027, Lansing, MI 48901. 

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.

Grand Ledge School District is seeking a part-time elementary art teacher. Applicants must have an art major (minimum Bachelor's degree) with valid Michigan Teaching Certificate required for posted position(s). Applicants 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 today.

Life Touch Preschool Portraits is seeking a full-time preschool photographer. Have the opportunity to capture several hundred smiles every week! Use a complete mobile studio and professional photography equipment! Enjoy traveling to assigned Picture Day locations in the comfort of your own vehicle! Participate in training to increase your photography skills and experience!  Have summers off between spring and fall season Picture Days!   Get more info and apply today.

Elderly Instruments is looking for a full-time photographer to join their team. This position is part of the Elderly Instruments marketing team. Responsibilities include: photographing all inventory, including small goods, new, used and vintage instruments, occasional events, occasional building/company, and advertisement/marketing shots, editing of photographs and uploading them to various platforms including the website. Get more info and apply today.

Elderly Instruments  is seeking a full-time graphic designer to join their team. The job position is part of the Elderly Instruments marketing team. This position is responsible for creating the content used for marketing/advertising that will be presented to current and potential customers.  Get more info and apply today.


GreenStone Farm Credit Services is seeking a graphic design intern  with extensive graphic and multimedia design skills to intern in their East Lansing corporate headquarters. The Internship will become a key partner in the marketing and public relations team, running from Sept. 2019 through April 2020, with the possibility to extend through the summer of 2020. Some travel will be required. 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 fall and spring intern for their Exhibitions and Gallery Sales department. Passion for the arts is a must. Arts, education, marketing or communications 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 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
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

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 .

Average Art Magazine announces a call to artists.  Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Their goal is to draw attention to self-representing artists. They are now taking entries for the October edition of Average Art Magazine.  Send them a large digital image of your work and any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as they get hundreds of submissions. Deadline to apply is Sept. 22, 2019.  Entries can be emailed to: Get more info at Average Art Magazine.

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 details and apply.

Monmouth Museum Petopia! juried art holiday exhibition 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, 2019. Get all the details and apply.

Lansing Storytellers Project is seeking storytellers to lift up all voices in our community! They are  looking for people to share true, personal stories on stage. Their goal is to curate stories that are illuminating, that create empathy, are insightful, reflect change and bring us closer as a community. Stories are 7-10 min. long and storytellers receive coaching and support. Get more info and apply.

For a listing of a variety of current international open art calls for entry visit

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing's  Creative Placemaking Summit 5: Forward Momentum is Sept. 26, 2019! Get your tickets today!  Need some Creative Placemaking 101? Attend the Pre-Summit Session on Sept. 25, 2019 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 .

The Power of Visual Storytelling with Lori L. Jacobwith During this presentation, you will learn (1) how much faster the brain processes visuals vs. words; (2) four key factors for creating powerful visuals; and (3) what type of articles get 94% more views. This webinar takes place Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, and will benefit fundraising and communication staff, especially staff making updates to websites and postings on social media.

SBDC Michigan Marketing Mondays presents "How Personality Drives Sales" on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 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.

Attend an  Arts Council Open Group Grant Consultation.  Our next one will be held Oct. 14, 2019, 9-11 a.m. at Reputation Beverage Co. (formerly The Crafted Bean at 800 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 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 Opportunity

Applause Awards Nominations--Holiday Glitter 

Do you know a person, business, teacher, organization or civic leader who deserves to be honored for their support of, or contribution to, arts and culture in our Greater Lansing Region? The Arts Council is pleased to announce its Applause Awards, which are presented each year at our annual Holiday Glitter event held in December. We invite you to  Nominate someone today! Deadline for applications is Oct. 14 and you can submit as many as you'd like in seven (7) different categories. 

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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.