july 13, 2022
Creative Connection is your bi-weekly member-exclusive newsletter providing opportunities such as grants, workshops, calls to artists, jobs, resources and more! (Pictured above: Guests at the June Creative Mixer make tiles along with artist Alexandra Leonard for the Arts Impact Shiawassee Bridge Mosaic Project.)
The world needs you and your creativity, now and every day, so please keep making art, seeking out opportunities, going to those auditions and submitting those applications.
The Arts Council Greater Lansing has opportunities available for fall communications, graphic design, public relations, marketing or build-your-own internships. These positions will be mostly remote with some in-office hours. Please share far and wide with the students in your life. Contact our communications manager at dawn@lansingarts.org with questions. Deadline: Ongoing

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is seeking applications for a seasoned executive and fundraiser to manage all operations of the Gallery as well as spearhead a capital campaign for a long-term facility. The executive director will be the public face of our organization, representing the Gallery at local, state and national levels through advocacy, public relations and networking opportunities, as well as building relationships with community stakeholders. Deadline to Apply: Aug. 1, 2022

PlacemakingUs announces its Placemaking Mastery Program: Portland. Dive deep with Portland local experts into the intriguing models, policies, tactics and zeitgeist behind America's most placemade city. Aug. 17, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - Aug. 21, 2022, 11:00 a.m. PDT. Includes hotel, meet ups and tours, excursions and more. Deadline: Aug. 16, 2022.
The Arts Council Greater Lansing and the Board of Water & Light announce a call for artists for a public art project. The project will be an art print to be installed on Washington Ave. in REO Town. Chosen work will be printed and installed by BWL and artist will receive a one-time licensing fee for their chosen digital submission. Deadline: July 31, 2022.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum Art Fair, in Hamilton, Ohio, is seeking entries for their Sept. 24-25, 2022, exhibition. The Art Fair accepts most types of work like Fiber, Glass, Wood, Prints, Wearable Art, Jewelry etc. All eligible mediums are listed on the application. Deadline: Aug. 1, 2022.

Northern Illinois University Art Museum in DeKalb, Illinois, announces a call to artists for its exhibition, "Stories from My Childhood." They are seeking artists to encapsulate and share a story of a transformative or impactful event from their childhood via an original work of art and accompanying text. Deadline: Aug. 19, 2022.

Deines Cultural Center in Russell, Kansas, seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, "Mystery, Magic & the Macabre." This exhibition celebrates thoughtful and unique portrayals of the dark, the mystifying and the hair-raising. All works must be for sale. Deadline: Aug. 28, 2022. 

The Cleveland Photo Fest seeks entries worldwide for the "1,000,000 Photos: Unity Through Photography" exhibit by submitting their digital files or prints. All ages. All levels. No fee. All images will be displayed in a unified exhibition. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2022.

GFWC Swartz Creek Women's Club is seeking entries for their annual Art & Craft Fair held Oct. 22, 2022, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Swartz Creek. Work must be suitable for a craft show and must be designed and created by the accepted crafter. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2022.
featured call
The Bennett Prize seeks to propel the careers of women figurative realist painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years.

The Prize awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. For the first time, a runner-up award of $10,000 will be given to one additional finalist. Four-person jury: Julie Bell (artist), Zoey Frank (artist), Joseph Rosa (Frye Art Museum) and Steven Bennett (Prize co-founder). Women figurative realist painters are cordially invited to submit their work. $40 entry fee. Deadline: October 7, 2022. (Image: Ayana Ross (2021 Bennett Prize Winner), Girls in White Dresses, oil on canvas, 2020.)
festival fever
Festival and event season is here!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events created by your fellow Arts Council members. Get out and support!

Stay tuned for more to come and don't forget
to check our Events Calendar! If you know someone who should be a member of our Festival Alliance, have them contact Taylor at taylor@lansingarts.org for more info!

lets talk placemaking
Wine Around (Margaritaround)
Join us at Barrio! It has been some time since we have gathered for engaging conversation around an arts topic, so we are excited to announce our July Wine Around!

We want to hear your thoughts on creative placemaking and where it's headed. We invite you to gather with us on July 27, 2022, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Barrio, right next to City of East Lansing's inspiring creative placemaking project, El Fresco. This is a no-host event. Check the Barrio menu for pricing. We can't wait to see you and hear what you have to say! Let us know if you're coming on our Facebook Event!
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