july 27, 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: Artist Ryan Holmes at his recent Arts Night Out exhibition at October Moon.)
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.
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

Arts Council Greater Lansing announces its upcoming Grant Chat. Grant Chats are monthly drop-in events that are one part networking and one part grant consultation, held at cafes in the Capital Region. Swing by Taste Coffee Co. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to discuss your creative ideas with membership & program manager Taylor Haslett! Get information on local grant opportunities and assistance in planning your applications. RSVP by email at taylor@lansingarts.org, or just pop into the cafe!

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 the 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

Opportunity Arts presents a professional development workshop with artist Leisa Collins on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at 5:30 p.m at the Turner-Dodge House. This opportunity is open to any artists wishing to learn more about building and running a successful art business. The workshop will cover creating a niche market for your art and making a consistent, reliable income as a career artist. Get tickets.

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, meetups and tours, excursions and more. Deadline: Aug. 16, 2022.
calls to artists
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. DEADLINE SOON!

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center seeks artists for the Michigan Made Holiday Art Exhibition, which will feature artworks that range from fine art to small gifts, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, metal work, leather goods, paper products, glass works, woodworking and more. They seek contemporary fine art, inspired modern craft and items designed by Michigan makers. Deadline: Sept. 7, 2022.

The Allen Neighborhood Center and Prospect P.L.A.C.E. Neighborhood are currently accepting proposals from artists interested in creating two commissioned public art pieces to be located near the pavilion in Hunter Park in front of Allen Place. The pieces are to be creatively themed, functional bike racks. The proposed bike racks will be highly visible to pedestrian and automobile traffic and serve as landmarks representing the vibrancy of the Eastside and Hunter Park. Deadline: Aug. 19, 2022.

Canvas Pontiac announces a call to artists for a juried art contest & outdoor exhibit. Cash awards of $1000 to $3000 will be presented in each category. They are accepting paintings, drawings, photographs, digital art, NFTs and mixed media. Deadline: Aug. 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 and much more. 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. 
Old Town ArtFeast Needs You!
That's right, it's almost ArtFeast time! Old Town Lansing's ArtFeast is happening on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, and the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) needs your help!
Grab a shift
This art-full day brings artists, activities, food trucks and so much fun to Old Town! Who wouldn't want to be a part of that? Luckily the OTCA has several volunteer opportunities available throughout the day, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. Help with setting up, assisting vendors, tearing down and a light cleaning at the end of the day. Three shifts are available! Get the details and sign up!
event tonight!
Wine Around (Margaritaround) 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.

Join us!
We invite you to gather with us TONIGHT, July 27, 2022, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Barrio, right next to City of East Lansing's inspiring creative placemaking project, Albert El Fresco. This is a no-host event--pop over here for the menu and pricing. We can't wait to see you and hear what you have to say! Check out the Facebook event!

(photo credit ELi)
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!

We want your news...
Come on! Let us have it so we can share it! Send your stuff--your events--your photos and happenings! We want to share them in this bi-weekly newsletter. Let all of your fellow members know what you are creating and doing.

Share the love! Email Dawn at dawn@lansingarts.org with all the goodness!
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