jan. 25, 2023
Creative Connection is your bi-weekly member-exclusive newsletter, providing opportunities such as grants, workshops, calls to artists, jobs, resources and more! (Pictured above: Muralmatics team working on a mural project at Impression 5 Science Center. Learn about the project here. Photo credit: Jena Hovey at McShane Photography.)
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.
new beginnings!
Spring might not be here yet, but it's a great time to think about new beginnings and your goals as artists and leaders in the arts. We are here to support you with our membership, and now is the time to renew. Get all your benefits for the full year, including this newsletter that, unfortunately, will be missing from your inbox if your membership lapses! Don't let that happen. We want you in our community!
calls to artists
The Arts Council announces a call to teachers for its Young Creatives Billboard Project. Teachers and homeschool educators who work with students ages K-12 in the Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton school districts are invited to submit one student artwork that is suitable for a digital billboard. The project launches in March 2023 and runs for a full month. Deadline: Jan. 30, 2023. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR TEACHER FRIENDS!

ScrapFest is excited to announce that applications for ScrapFest 13 competition are now live! The 2023 ScrapFest event will be held on Friday, July 14, (along with Arts Night Out) and Saturday, July 15. They are seeking those interested in entering the sculpture competition and/or having an eco-art booth at the ScrapFest event. Competition deadline: March 18, 2023. Art booth Deadline: April 1, 2023. 

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center in partnership with the City of Lansing announces a call to artists for the 6th annual ArtPath River Trail Exhibition. More than two and a half miles of the Lansing River Trail will highlight talented Michigan artists at multiple scenic and historic locations through the heart of downtown Lansing. Artwork of all media is eligible, including natural materials, murals, paintings, sculptures, and fiber installations. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2023.

Lansing Art Gallery announces a call for student art for its annual Art Scholarship Alert. This juried art exhibition and scholarship competition is open to students in grades 9-12 and students 18+ who participate in the Young Adult SE Programs, residing or attending school in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Ionia, Shiawassee, Barry, Livingston, Calhoun and Jackson counties. This program gives recognition and financial assistance to outstanding art students, encourages artistic growth and provides young artists an opportunity to participate in a professional gallery setting. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2023. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR TEACHER FRIENDS!

Riverwalk Theatre is seeking an artist volunteer to help paint backdrops for their upcoming production of "Peter and the Starcatcher." Those interested should contact Brian Farnham at rwt@riverwalktheatre.com. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

LowellArts in Lowell, Michigan, is seeking applications for the "37th Annual West Michigan Art Competition," highlighting outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists who reside in a 25-county region. Artwork in any visual art media can be submitted by artists 18 years and older. Artists may submit one piece for consideration by the juror. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2023.

Lakeshore Art Festival held in beautiful downtown Muskegon, Michigan, is seeking artists for their annual, nationally recognized, festival, which features a unique blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food and fun. 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! Deadline: Feb. 1, 2023.

Posterity Art Gallery in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, announces a call to artists for its upcoming "Time · Place" art exhibition. Artists are invited to interpret the theme "Time · Place" by submitting up to six images using the website form. This is an all-media exhibition. All entered art must be for sale. Deadline: Feb. 5, 2023. 

and beyond...
Hamilton County Artists Association and Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville, Indiana, announce a call to artists for the "2nd Annual Midwest Juried Exhibit." This fine art competition is open to artists 18 years and older who are residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2023. 

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to their online exhibit, "Art-SHE." Throughout the ages, women have held the world on their shoulders. Femininity conjures up deep emotions and feelings that are as vast and varied as there are people. Show us SHE from your perspective.
Deadline: Feb. 3, 2023.

Webster Arts Fair seeks submissions from across the country for its annual fair held at the Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri. Eligible media includes ceramics/clay, digital, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, 2-dimensional mixed media, 3-dimensional mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, works on paper (drawing /printmaking). Deadline: Feb. 7, 2023.
chats and learning
arts finances and you
Join us at MICA on Jan. 25, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. along with financial professional and benefits consultant Andrea Binoniemi. She will explore the basics of financial planning both as a part-time and full-time artist, helping you to plan for the future. Her work at Centennial Group has equipped her with all the tools to ensure you’re aligning your financial goals with your artistic ones. Learn more and register! 
on the horizon
Don't forget to check our Events Calendar for upcoming arts and cultural festivals and events in our area! If you know an organization or event organizer who should be a member of our Festival Alliance, have them contact Taylor at taylor@lansingarts.org for more info.
arts career opportunity
REACH Studio Art Center is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to succeed the current executive director, carrying on the leadership of the organization, sustaining and furthering its mission in the community. The new executive director will, in collaboration with the board of directors, REACH staff and community partners, creatively and strategically expand their stakeholders (staff, volunteers, donors, participants) and their programming to accomplish their mission, activating and leveraging the potential of the newly expanded facility. Deadline: Until Filled.
call for proposals
WOW us!
We want to share your stuff. Send us photos of you engaging creatively. Did you have an art show? Did you play a concert? Did you collaborate on a creative project? We want to know! And we want to share what's happenin' in here, this bi-weekly newsletter. Let all of your fellow members know what you are creating and doing.
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