sept. 7, 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: Alexandra Leonard works diligently at grouting the tiles on the Arts Impact Shiawassee Street Mosaic Project. The project is near completion and includes tiles from more than 1,800 community members.)
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.
jobs and internships
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 with questions. Deadline: Ongoing

Arts Council Greater Lansing is seeking an administrative assistant to join our team. The position is part-time with some flexibility (up to 30 hrs. per week) during open hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5.p.m. Some work outside of normal business hours is required. Preference will be given to applications received by 5 p.m. Sept. 16, 2022. Application period will remain open until position is filled. Apply today.

Impression 5 Science Center is looking for new members to join their team. They are seeking candidates for the following positions: program innovator; guest experience team member; program coordinator; and operations coordinator. Application period will stay open until all positions are filled. Apply today.

Eastern High School is seeking a seventh/eighth-grade art teacher and an eighth/ninth-grade photography teacher. Must have a bachelor's degree, a valid Michigan teaching certificate with art endorsement (or have experience teaching in the class subject area); successful teaching experience plus additional qualifications as noted in application. Apply today.
save the dates
You don't want to miss it
This year's Creative Placemaking Summit is taking place Oct. 3 - 7, 2022, and trust us, you want to be there! Our exciting new format provides five days of happenings in different venues around town and will include panels, chats, presentations, interactive sessions, networking and more! Attend each day, or pick and choose the sessions you are interested in. Learn more!
calls to artists
Arts Council Greater Lansing announces a call to artist members for its annual Art in the Sky Billboard Project. To apply, follow official guidelines and submit one digital image along with the application. Applicants must be current 2022/2023 artist members. Renew your membership here. Deadline: Oct. 10, 2022.

The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for East Lansing and Greater Lansing area artists interested in displaying their artwork in Downtown East Lansing. Selected artists will produce a print of original artwork and DDA will provide $250 to display the print. They will also cover the costs for installation of a 4’ x 6’ display panel of the art and marketing and promotion of artwork on social media. A total of eight artists will be selected. Artists may submit from one to three pieces of original artwork to be considered. Deadline: Sept. 16, 2022.

The City of East Lansing announces its 2022 East Lansing Photo Contest! They want to see some of your favorite spots in the community! Submit your best #EastLansing photos to the 2022 East Lansing Community Photo Contest! There are some great prizes up for grabs! Deadline: Oct. 16, 2022.

The DeWitt Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces a call for proposals (RFP) for a work of art in the form of four functional, artistic benches to be located at the four corners just north of Main St. on Bridge St. The art pieces/benches are envisioned as being highly visible to both automobile and pedestrian traffic and adding to the unique character of the City of DeWitt and the downtown business district. The competition is open to all artists, architects and designers that live or work in the tri-County region of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. Deadline: Oct. 3, 2022.

and beyond...
Northville Art House in Northville, Michigan, announces a call to artists for its "Small Works," juried, all media exhibition. Artists, 18 and over, may submit a maximum of six original works. Artwork must be created within the last five years, and not previously exhibited at the Art House. The maximum size of all artwork including the frame is 16” in any direction. Artwork is required to be for sale. Deadline: Sept. 11, 2022.

Heartland Artists in Plymouth, Indiana, announces a call to artists for the "34th Annual Juried Regional Art Exhibit." Open to artists in all media. Each entry must be the original concept and work of the artist, completed within the last two years and not previously shown in a Heartland Artist Regional Art Show. Fee is $20 per submission. Deadline: Sept. 18, 2022. 

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas, seeks entries for its juried photography exhibition, "Greyscale." From subtle low contrast to high-key contrast within the range of values of a black and white photograph, the exhibition will represent photographs of a variety of different light and subject matter. From traditional film and darkroom photography to the digital imaging medium, they are searching to find those outstanding monochromatic greyscale photographs. Fee is $50. Deadline: Sept. 20, 2022.

Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, Minnesota, seeks entries for a juried ceramics exhibit. All work must be functional ceramics. Submitted works must be original and produced after January 2020. All entries must value $900 or less. If accepted, art must be prepared and ready for install/hanging. Fee is $10 per entry, maximum of four entries. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022. 
workshops & courses
Wharton Center’s Institute for Arts & Creativity announces its inaugural Teaching Artist Institute from Sept. 15-17, 2022. This workshop is for emerging fine artists—performing and visual arts—who would like a thorough look at the profession of teaching artistry. This three-day session will be presented by Wharton guest facilitator Eric Booth. Participants will receive three days of workshops, lunch each day and a copy of Eric’s book "The Everyday Work of Art." The cost of the event is $40 and financial assistance is available. Apply today!

The Dots Between is offering a free course to a select number of artists. The course is a financial coaching program for those who have started to bring in more resources than ever before and need to establish the financial and business structures that will support their long-term career growth.
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2022.

Pratt Institute is offering daily meditation and contemplative practices, including breathing breaks, reflection journaling, monthly morning practice, midweek mantras, mindful drawing and meditation. These are virtual offerings and are free and open to all. Learn more and sign up for a session.
renewal on the horizon
renewal time already?
It's true! It's almost that time of year--time to renew your membership. And we look so forward to having you all in our community again next year. Even more, we hope you will invite your friends to join us as well!

creative connections
Arts Council membership is such a great way to make creative connections within our community, and we love to see it grow. The more the merrier, as they say! So mark your calendars for October, and keep your eyes open for more membership info soon.
of interest
arts workers are increasingly stepping onto the political stage
According to an article in the Washington Post, members of the creative sector are building coalitions, raising money and even running for office to press for their causes. Read more.
festivals and events
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 for more info.

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