Your source for regional creative opportunities!
March 13, 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

Instrument Matching Grant (Classics for Kids)
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)


Allen Neighborhood Center is hiring a volunteer coordinator  for a 6-month AmeriCorps service gig at Allen Neighborhood Center! They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to recruit and engage a team of volunteers, plus support their Food Pantry and Farmers Market through the exciting summer months. Please apply by March 20.

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!

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 Michigan Indigenous Chicanx Community Alliance is seeking performers and artists for their Queerceneara IV taking place on April 19. They are looking for folks interested in performing in a queer-oriented showcase, honoring the complexities of their coming-of-age practices, moments, rituals and needs as queer people of color. If you are interested, you can contact them directly with any questions. 

LAFCU is hosting a Call to Artists to be a part of a traveling art exhibit called the " LAFCU Serves Series." They are looking for five artists to paint their own representation of some of their products and services on each of their large, life-size LAFCU block letters. 

The Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge is a national songwriting competition open to high school students who have a passion for writing songs of any musical style that could be part of a musical theater production. This year's competition follows a successful inaugural year in 2018 that featured finalists from across the country. For this second year, the Songwriting Challenge will again pair six finalist songwriters (either single songwriters or duos) with professional musical theater artists to develop the students' original song into a Broadway-stage-ready composition. 

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. 

 Featured Creative Opportunity

The Gifts of Art Program is seeking submissions for solo and group art exhibits for the September 2019 to August 2020 exhibition year.  

One of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs in the nation, Gifts of Art brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan. Nine 2-D and 3-D galleries throughout the medical center are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day and display over 30 exhibits a year.

The Exhibition Program is designed to calm nerves, lift spirits, and engage minds by supporting the healing process and reducing the stress and anxiety often associated with healthcare settings. Therefore, they take into consideration the medical and emotional sensitivities of their viewers. Overt sexual content, violence and nudity will not be considered.  They also avoid pieces that are confrontational, chaotic, obviously depressing or contain negative medical connotations.

There is no application fee. The deadline to submit is May 31.

Please visit their website for information about the gallery site.

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.