Your source for regional creative opportunities!
November 29, 2018
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

USArtists International  (Mid Atlantic Art Foundation)
Theatre Grants (Shubert Foundation)
Music Program Support (D'Addario Foundation)
Burning Man Grant (Global Art Grants)

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

Join over  300 juried fine artists and crafters  as they fill the streets of historic Downtown Muskegon.  The Lakeshore Art Festival  is a unique mix of arts, crafts, food and family fun in historic downtown Muskegon. Guests will enjoy a juried fine art and craft fair, as well as vibrant streets brimming with unique artisan food products, children's activities, entertainment and more! Sign up to become a craft vendor by Feb. 1, 2019.

MCACA Round 2 Minigrants are now open for activities taking place March 1 - Sept. 30, 2019. These minigrants are funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2019. Guidelines can be found here.

The Arts Council facilitates eight different grants in six grant programs that are adjusted or updated regularly. In order to make sure you know what changes may have occurred to a grant program, or what funding options are currently available, Meghan Martin is available for individual grant consultations or at an open group grant consultation. The first open group consultation is taking place at MI Blue Owl Coffee on Jan. 3.

Abrams Planetarium director, Shannon Schmoll will walk attendees through the ins and outs of photographing work for the planetarium dome in a smARTS workshop Jan. 22.  Abrams Planetarium often uses these photographs for virtual tours of various places, but with s ome creativity and standard photo-manipulation techniques, those environments can become works of art. In this workshop, y ou will learn about various 360-degree cameras; see how you can use the planetarium software to place photos on to the dome; and experiment with the Planetarium's cameras.

ART on the GRAND is a juried fine arts and crafts show located in downtown Farmington June 1-2, 2019. Due to its amazing popularity, this will be their tenth annual event along Grand River Avenue! Events arranged around ART on the GRAND offer activities for kids, demonstrations, food and more. Deadline for entry is Dec. 31.

Community Darkroom 517 will be opening its doors in Jan. 2019 to current and previous East Lansing High School Darkroom Photography students as well as members of the community who have previous darkroom experience. As of right now it caters to people who have a command of darkroom procedures. Join them for an informational meeting Dec. 13 and learn
how you can become a founding member of Community Darkroom 517.

 New and Renewing Member Highlight
Say hello to November's new and renewing members!  Thanks for being a part of our creative community.

Susan Bandes
Jacqueline Carroll      
Lisebeth Curnow
Wanda Degen
Kirk Domer
Melissa Eggleston
Joel Ellis
Emily Frushour*
Laura Weber Gajewski
Robin Grinnell*
Angela Hamilton
Tony Hendrick*
Janice Hironaka*
Daniel Hogan
Lisa Lees
Michael Magnotta
Tea Murduh*

Diane Newman
Sarah Peasley
Dennis Preston
Douglas Thayer
Nia Whittaker
Joseph Yarbrough
All-of-Us Express Children's       Theatre
Clinton County Arts Council
Cracked Pot Studio Tour
East Lansing Kiwanis Comm. Band
Lansing Concert Band
Michigan History Center
Michigan State University
MSU Community Music School
Potter Park Zoological Society
Riverwalk Theatre
Williamstown Township*

* 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.