Your source for regional creative opportunities!
March 27, 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
Funding *

Support for Visual Artists (Harpo Foundation)
 Power of Youth Challenge (America's Promise Alliance)
Community and Education Grants (Sparkplug Foundation)
Rural Public Library Grants (Pilcrow Foundation)

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

Impression 5 Science Center has a variety of positions they are looking to fill immediately. Open positions include Facility Manager, Maintenance Tech, Guest Experience Team Member and L.A.B. Camp Instructor. These range from part- to full-time and all applicants must fill out an application for consideration.

MSU Museum has an open education internship for the summer. The Museum Education/Informal Learning internship's primary focus will be project-based, with the intern either developing their own project or joining a current education project as a key team member. The secondary focus of the internship will be more general museum education and informal learning, giving the intern broader experiences in a variety of programs and range of audiences. Interns will work with members of the public, greet groups, observe and assist with a variety of visits and public programs, as well as take part in program and material preparation. 

The MSU Broad Art Museum is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator. This position works with the Director of Communications and across departments collaboratively to complete all design requests for the museum. They are responsible for developing  unique branding for events and programs as needed.
Potter Park Zoo offers unpaid internships for college credit in animal-related fields as well as those interested in education, conservation, horticulture and media/graphic design. Internship applications for the summer are due April 1.

The State of Michigan is currently seeking a  Historian for a two-year term. This position will assist with the planning and implementation of moving over 20,000 objects belonging to the Michigan History Center museum collections in preparation for new storage equipment installation. The selected candidate will function as an assistant to the museum registrar and provide oversight of contracted movers and storage equipment installation.

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is currently looking to fill a variety of internship opportunities during Summer 2019. Internships at the Arts Council span Communications, Programming, Fund Development and more. If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of our creative family, please contact us!

CITYSPEAK is seeking an art coordinator to organize art displays at the monthly cityspeak events. They are looking for an organized person with art knowledge and background who can cultivate engagement by artists with their topic discussions. Please send inquiries or resumes to them directly.

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

The Capital Area District Library - Downtown Lansing location (CADL) is hosting a craft fair on April 27. Anyone with a library card can apply to be considered as a vendor. Space is limited. Items will be evaluated based on community standards, quality and uniqueness. CADL will provide one six-foot table and two chairs to each accepted seller; booths are not permitted. 

For the Summer of 2019, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center will partner with the City of Lansing's Park and Recreation Department for this year's ARTpath. This project will bring up to 20 temporary, site-specific art works along a 3.5 mile stretch of the Lansing River Trail, which will stretch from the historic arts district of Old Town Lansing, through the Capital Complex of Downtown Lansing. Apply by April 15.

Join the growing list of member artists who have shown their work on the Arts Council's exhibit wall. Applications are now open for their 2019 Arts Council round-two exhibitions. Exhibition space is available for the months of July through December.  All disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Stop by the Arts Council  M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to view the space and see if it will 
accommodate  your work. 

Representative Elissa Slotkin invites High School students to participate in this year's annual Congressional Arts Competition. Sponsored by the Congressional Institute, this nationwide contest recognizes and encourage artistic talent across the country. The competition is open to all high school students residing in Michigan's 8th Congressional District, and the winning artist will have their artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Submissions due April 12.

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs will be conducting free informational grant workshops. These workshops will cover FY20 grant guidelines and the application process for potential applicants throughout the state in March and April in anticipation of the June 1 deadline. Workshop attendance is not required for grant applicants; however, updated guidelines and application process changes will be reviewed at each meeting, so attendance is encouraged. 

The Clinton County Arts Council cordially invites artists to participate in the 2nd Annual St. Johns Plein Air Event in beautiful, historical downtown St. Johns.  This is a painting competition, show and sale! Artists will be allowed to paint within a 3-mile radius of the downtown area; painting sights of the "Eat Healthy/Eat Local Festival," the many historical homes and businesses; capturing St. Johns and all its beauty. Applications due April 19.

Now in its 51st year, the Fallasburg Arts Festival features 110 juried fine art and fine craft booths, food booths and a children's craft area. Timeless craft demonstrations take place inside a large pavilion while musicians perform on an outdoor stage. It is held in Fallasburg Park. Artists are invited to apply to be a part of this arts festival. Deadline to apply is April 1.

For arts and cultural organizations, building programming frequently starts with fundraising and capacity building. At the next Creative Exchange on April 3, Ruby Lopez Harper, from Americans for the Arts, will discuss how storytelling supports your fundraising, advocacy and community relationships and demonstrate ways organizations can leverage relationships to raise funds.

The Detroit Pistons are seeking submissions from local artists to display at the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center, the new team headquarters and practice facility that is scheduled to open in the fall. Local artists and muralists of all levels and experience can submit existing work samples that explore themes including basketball, the history and culture of Detroit and Michigan, fan excitement, community activity and more. Paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, sculptures, murals and digital and graphic arts can be submitted.

New and Renewing Member Highlight

Say hello to March's new and renewing members for 2019! Thanks to those that renewed their membership as well as those newly joining our creative community.

Nanette Mathe *
Sheri Munce
Dawn Newton
Louis Wulfekuhler *
Against All Odds

Capital City Ringers
Framer's Edge
Mason Area Historical Society
Michigan Chicken Wing Festival

* Denotes new member
Arts Council of Greater Lansing
1208 Turner St.
Lansing, MI 48906


This resource is generously supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.