Your source for regional creative opportunities!
August 8, 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

Our Town Grants (National Endowment for the Arts)
First Impressions Program (City of Lansing)


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

Tedi R. Parsons will lead attendees in open dialogue about the importance of having a diverse board of directors and why this is critical to both securing funding/grants and "doing the right thing" in a smARTS workshop entitled "How to Diversify Your Board." Attendees will go through the five essential strategies needed to create a diverse board and/or committee. This workshop will take place Aug. 15.

Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals need your expertise! Give new life to an item from the Habitat Restore, and your artwork will be auctioned to support Habi-Kids Build Club.  Choose from doors, lamps, cabinets and more! Submissions must be functional pieces, and artists receive a portion of the sale of their work. Go to the website to fill out an entry form.

Join the REO Town Art Attack on Aug. 25. For this year's festival, they're taking to the streets and have a great deal more vendor space available. To sign up, submit your business' name, contact info and sample of your work in a direct email to the coordinator. Vendor booths require a $25 registration fee.

Join the Arts Council at Michigan Realtors as attorney Katharine M. Hude, from Hude Legal Services, addresses some of the legal fundamentals of owning and managing an arts business. Securing Your Creative Practice will include topics such as  copyright, t rademark, f air use and more. This smARTS workshop will take place on Sept. 12. 

Now through Aug. 31 , Capital Area District Libraries wants you to submit your version of the song "Right Here" by Taylor Taylor for a chance to perform during  next year's Common Ground Music Festival and receive a $500 Marshall Music Gift Card. This contest is open to solo singers, groups and bands.  There will also be prizes for contestants finishing in second and third place.

Nicolas V. Sanchez got his start as an art student at Lansing Community College. Sanchez wishes to support talented and ambitious art students at LCC with a $1,000 scholarship and an opportunity to enter into a mentorship with him. This scholarship hopes to provide an opportunity to further a young artist's development through life experiences and art education. For more information contact the program coordinator directly.

 Featured Opportunity
Michigan Made: 2018 Holiday Exhibit 

 Michigan Made will be seeking contemporary fine art, inspired modern craft and items designed by Michigan makers! 

The Michigan Made: 2018 Holiday Exhibition will feature artworks that range from fine art to small gifts including jewelry, paintings, pottery, leather goods, metal work, paper products, glass works, woodworking, and more. The exhibition will be co-curated by Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center's Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director Katrina M. Daniels. 

The Michigan Made: 2018 Holiday Exhibition is open to all artists over 18 years of age that have a residence in Michigan. All artwork must be original and of the artist's own creation. Original artworks in any media will be considered. Artwork does NOT have to be holiday themed. All artwork must have been created within the last three years and meet the gallery's  Framing and Presentation Guidelines.

Entries should be made online only. Submissions must accurately represent the body of work that will be displayed in the Holiday Exhibition.

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.