sept. 21, 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: Throwback to 2017 Arts Night Out, featuring Nick Berry and the Blue Owl coffee cart. We are super excited to welcome Blue Owl at the kick-off of the 2022 Creative Placemaking Summit at Rotary Park on Oct. 3. 2022, at 9:45 a.m. where they will be serving up coffee and pastries. 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 with questions. Deadline: Ongoing

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.
register today!
You don't want to miss it
Make sure you register for Creative Placemaking Summit 8: A Retrospective. We are super excited to be kicking things off on Oct. 3, 2022, at Rotary Park with coffee and pastries from Blue Owl and the unveiling of the Shiawassee Bridge Mosaic Mural. Join us along with Mayor Schor and artist Alexandra Leonard for the introduction of this beautiful community public artwork to downtown Lansing. Then attend our first session, featuring area Arts Impact artists talking about what it's like to receive an Arts Impact Grant and create large-scale work. This kick-off event is free and open to all!

Five days to learn and explore!
That's right! The Summit runs from Oct. 3-7, and not only that, it's happening at creative venues all over Downtown, Old Town and REO town. You don't want to miss a single day. There will be informational sessions, panels and lots of surprises, with something new happening every day! We will wrap up on Oct. 7, with a reception and celebration. We can't wait to see you all for this year's Summit! Learn more!
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. (Pictured is 2021/2022 billboard awardee Louis Boyang.)
featured opportunities
Foundwork announces its 2022 juried grant, which recognizes outstanding practices by contemporary artists. To be considered, artists will need to register with Foundwork and have a profile with at least six artworks and an artist statement for the duration of the selection period. Sign Up Deadline: September 26, 2022. Prize Amount: $10,000
Participate and Spread the Word!
Community members of all ages and skill levels are invited to make their mark on the MSU Drawing Marathon – an annual non-stop drawing extravaganza taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU and in the 400 and 500 block alleys of Downtown East Lansing! More info here! Registration is required for this FREE community event. Register here!
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.

The DeWitt Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces a request 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...
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. 

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. 
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 and program manager, Taylor Haslett!

Taylor 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
Free Lighting Design Workshop
Riverwalk Theatre announces its basic lighting design workshop with Joe Dickson and Tom Ferris. Learn the purpose of theater lighting and the different types of instruments the lighting designer needs to do a show. Basic board operations will be discussed. This is a free workshop provided by Riverwalk Theatre. Limited to the first eight participants. The workshop will take place on Oct. 1, 2022, at Riverwalk Theatre.
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! The larger our creative community, the more we can create!

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. Or just renew right NOW!
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.

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.

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