Your source for regional creative opportunities!
November 1, 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

Performing Arts Japan (Japan Foundation)
On Screen/In Person (Mid Atlantic Art Foundation)
USArtists International  (Mid Atlantic Art Foundation)
Theatre Grants (Shubert Foundation)


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

A local Bubble Tea shop is looking for a capable artist interested in painting a set of Angel Wings in their store as a "selfie spot." This is a paid opportunity. If interested, please send an email directly to Robert Duong.

REACH is requesting proposals from Lansing area teaching artists and artists for new classes and workshops in a wide variety of disciplines and mediums for all ages. T he deadline for submission for consideration in the upcoming winter/spring 2019 semester of programming is Nov. 3.

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.

Any successful Etsy-prenuer will tell you that setting up your shop is only the first step to a successful business. You have to pay attention to the details and to your customers, if you're going to stand out from your competitors. Jessica from the Capital Area District Library will present several tips to help insure your selling success on Nov. 8 during a FREE workshop hosted by the Small Business Development Center.

Local musician Colin Singer has an album coming out around Thanksgiving. He is looking for a local artist to help him create album art for the songs. 
Each song has a story, and an image should be created to go along with each one. There will be 12 songs and images total to tell a visual and audio story. Any interested artists can send inquiries directly to Colin.

A student at Michigan State University working alongside the Harris Nature Center is working to create multiple "face-in-the-hole" boards for the annual Winter Wonderland held in January. A face-in-the-hole board is a colorful, life-size picture painted on a board with the faces of the characters cut out; this allows kids and adults to poke their head through and snap pictures. They are in search of local artists willing to donate their time in order to help bring these boards to life. Interested artists can contact Ocoee Huss directly

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-One Exhibitions Exhibition space is available for the months of January through June.  All disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Stop by the Arts Council  during regular business hours to view the space and see if it  will  accommodate  your work.  

 Featured Creative Opportunity
Clinton County Arts Council: The "Legendary Artists Passage" Mural Project
The Clinton County Arts Council announces the "Legendary Artists Passage" community mural project. 

The mural project is structured to be educational while also aiming to promote local talent and engage the community by turning empty walls into huge public canvases and the results will have a lasting effect on the local St. Johns neighborhood. This mural project will take place under Business 27 in St. Johns along the Fred Meijer CIS Trail.

Eight groups and/or organizations, such as 4H groups, churches or schools can register by Nov. 30, 2018 to paint 8' x 10' sections on the south side of the underpass. Each group will select a historical artist from a list (such as Michelangelo, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh) to depict in the mural. 

As a team; they will research the artist and sketch a design that represents that artist's timeline in history and/or style of work. The groups will work closely with contracted artist Tamara Brown to scale their design. They will have the opportunity to fund raise the cost of $400 each between now and April 2019. Mural installation will take place in June, after prep work is completed by volunteers.

Deadline for entry is Nov. 30
See the  website for more information.

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.