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February 1, 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


The Williamston Theatre is seeking applicants for its 2019-2020 Season Apprenticeship Program. There are two available positions: the first running June 2019-June 2020, the second running August 2019-August 2020. This program is designed for a highly motivated and hard-working college graduate who is interested in launching their career in the theatre world. The apprenticeship position seeks to provide a bridge between the classroom and the professional realm.

The Arts Council recognizes that on-the-job experience plays an important role in advancing the careers of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders. Likewise, they believe their organization benefits from the creativity and curiosity of students and young professionals who join their ranks. Their  internship program takes great care to offer opportunities that make the most of those mutual goals. They are currently accepting internship applications for the Spring 2019 semester in a variety of focus areas.

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

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) is accepting submissions for the 2019 PAN Year in Review application. Public art projects that were completed and open to the public from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 , 2018 are eligible for submission. The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country and beyond. Deadline to submit is Feb. 27.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's annual 6x6 Exhibition is an international small art phenomenon with thousands of works from all around the world, and they want you to be a part of it. It is completely free and you may enter up to three 6 by 6-inch pieces in any medium (except glitter) by April 14.

Are you an artist who is trying to increase your following and find additional ways to generate revenue for your artistic endeavors? In the upcoming smARTS workshop  "It Pays to Have a Following" , Mike Marriott, "The Arts Promoter," will discuss ways artists can cross-collaborate to secure a loyal following, build their audience and utilize that following to generate revenue for their artistic projects. This workshop will take place on Feb. 13.

Scrapfest 11 is currently accepting applications. Competing Scrapfest Art Teams and Eco Vendors must apply online. A "team" consists of 1 to 5 members, but teams may have anyone help with their sculpture during build-time. Each team must appoint one team leader who will act as the team's main contact. Deadline to apply is March 1.

The 2019 People's State of the Union is currently underway.  The People's State of the Union has two main parts: Story Circles  across the country and a collaboratively composed Poetic Address to the Nation . Stories are uploaded to an online story portal where they can be shared and browsed and used to inspire an array of creative responses. Everyone is invited to share a story of their own experiences. Refer to the website for prompts.
The East Lansing Art Festival is a juried fine art festival, consistently ranked in the Sunshine Artists Magazine's "Top 200" fine art and craft shows. The East Lansing Art Festival provides an exhibition and marketplace opportunity for artists who create original works of art. Their Emerging Artist program encourages future art festival exhibitors by giving up-and-coming artists an opportunity to be awarded free space to exhibit among seasoned artists in a fine art festival setting.

Youth auditions for the Swan Princess and Charlotte's Web at the Downeaster Theatre are coming up on Feb. 7 and 8. The audition is open to ages 8-18. All youth will need a parent or guardian present. Sides for cold reads will be provided, and no previous theatre experience is necessary.

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is honored to partner once again with Adams Outdoor Advertising to create this free opportunity - the 2019 Young Creatives Billboard Project - for tri-county educators and their students. Teachers who work with K-12 students who attend any Eaton, Ingham or Clinton county school have until Feb. 11 to submit one artwork to be considered for placement on a digital billboard.

The MSU-East Lansing One Book, One Community (OBOC) Planning Committee is in the process of selecting the book for the 2019 OBOC program and wants to hear from you!  The OBOC program encourages the community to read the same book and come together to explore its themes at a variety of campus and community events in the fall. They are asking for public input on the suggested book for the upcoming year's events.

New and Renewing Member Highlight
Say hello to January's new and renewing members for 2019! Thanks to those that renewed their membership as well as those newly joining our creative community.
Juanita Baldwin
Christine Beals
Patricia Bender
Arnold Berkman
Matthew Bohan *
Melik Brown *
Elijah Burch *
Anthony Collar
Crimson Cook *
Missy Cooke
Suzanne Cross
Petra Daher
Michelle Detering
Stephanie Gregg
John Gregg
Tia Hanna
Susan Kieffer
Bobbi Kilty
Svitlana Martynjuk

Matt Mulford
Maureen Ryan
Joy Schroeder
Brittanie Stone *
Kathryn Sutton
Pamela Timmons
Richard Van Horn
Jim Wolnosky
Absolute Gallery
Art in the Wild
Charlotte Bluegrass Festival
east arbor architecture
Fenner Nature Center
Friends of Absolute Music
Holt Community Arts Council
Lansing Juneteenth Celebration
Lansing Matinee Musicale
Lansing P.E.E.R.S

* Denotes a 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.