oct. 5, 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: Our Arts Impact Artists Roundtable from Day 1 of Creative Placemaking Summit. L-R: Alexandra Leonard, Dominic Cochran, Dustin Hunt, Ozay Moore, Ivan Iler, Fred Hammond, David Such and moderator DeLisa Fountain. There is still time to attend through the rest of the week. See you there!)
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 dawn@lansingarts.org with questions. Deadline: Ongoing

MSU College of Music and Community Music School is seeking to hire an administrative finance/HR coordinator. This is a Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly position. Position includes managing the accounting processes and preparing financial reports for the Community Music School (East Lansing and Detroit), which includes budget development and forecasting; monitoring, analyzing and reconciling accounting records for the director at each of the Community Music School’s programs and more. Learn more.
Free Session Today!
Dominic Cochran
Alexis Rosado
DJ Y'z
Attend this Awesome Free Session! +Arts Pizza!
It's day 3 of the Summit, and we hope you will join us at the Lansing Public Media Center tonight from 5- 7 p.m. for "Cultivating Concerts and Community: The Ovation." Learn the most up-to-date information on The Ovation concert venue, and provide your input on how the space should be used.

Make your voice heard!
Residents, artists, representatives of arts organizations, stakeholders and more, this is your chance to shape The Ovation programming before shovels hit the dirt and construction begins! Discussion and surveying will be facilitated by Alexis Rosado and Dominic Cochran using the platform "Poll Everywhere." Free pizza will be included -- generously provided by Art’s Pub (vegan & vegetarian options available.) -- and sounds curated by DJ Y’z will set the vibe for the evening. Learn more.
Still time to join the Summit!
There are three days left of the Creative Placemaking Summit! Wednesday's input session (above), a workshop and presentation at REACH Studio Art Center, featuring Artists Thrive, Heather Pontonio and a closing reception at UrbanBeat on Friday evening! You can still register to attend. Get all the details and join us for the rest of the Summit! Check out the schedule!
featured call
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.
calls to artists
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.

and beyond...
Embracing Our Differences invites artists to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced and individuality is celebrated. Submit your original art to their international outdoor juried art exhibit, held in Sarasota and Manatee County, Florida, featuring 50 billboard-size images reflecting the theme "enriching lives through diversity and inclusion." Free to enter. Deadline: October 5, 2022.

The Decatur Arts Alliance, with the City of Decatur, seeks artists for acquisition of existing work at the new Sam's Crossing retail/residential district in Decatur, Georgia. The Decatur Arts Alliance is seeking three different sculptures, each to be installed at one of three specific sites. Total compensation for each work is $30,000 - $50,000, depending on the site. Sculpture artists can submit completed or in-progress work. No entry fee. Deadline: October 16, 2022. 

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) in Chicago, Illinois seeks submissions for the "ROE 2.0- It Ain't Over Yet!" exhibition. This is a hybrid (in-person and virtual) group exhibition juried by WMG's Programming Committee. They encourage intersectional feminist approaches and lived experiences considering gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and/or disability, among other social locations. Deadline: November 26, 2022.
Attend a Grant Chat
Grant Chats are monthly drop-in events--one part networking and one part grant consultation.

Swing by Waypoint Coffee Company on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to discuss your creative ideas with membership & program manager, Taylor Haslett!

She can provide information on local grant opportunities and assist you in planning your applications. We invite you to RSVP by email, though it is not required to attend; just drop a note to Taylor at taylor@lansingarts.org.
Time to Renew!
time to renew your membership!
The time is here! Time to renew your Arts Council membership. We look forward to having you all in our community again next year. Our members are so important to the work we do. We need you to help make art happen in our region!

make the connection
Arts Council membership is such a great way to make creative connections within our community, and we love to see it grow. So tell all of your friends and invite them to join us as well! The larger our creative community, the more we can create! Renew today!
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 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.
visit lansingarts.org for complete arts info!