feb. 9, 2022
Creative Connection is your bi-weekly member-exclusive newsletter providing opportunities such as grants, workshops, calls to artists, jobs, resources and more! (Photo credit: 2021/2022 billboard artist Christine Beals in front of her billboard. Photo by Janet MacFarlane.)
The world needs you and your creativity, now and every day, so please keep making art, seeking out opportunities and submitting those applications. Below is a list of calls, competitions, auditions, etc. (Photo credit: Capture of the East Lansing City Hall sculpture "Raising Harmony" by artist Richard Taylor.)

Arts Council Greater Lansing announces a call to artists who want to participate in its bi-monthly event in Old Town, Arts Night Out. Deadline: Rolling. (Note: Apply now to participate in the March 4, 2022 Arts Night Out.)

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center announces a call to artists for its annual "Ingham County Student Art Exhibition" and "Art Scholarship Alert." Deadline: March 1, 2022.

ScrapFest 12 is seeking applications for the 2022 ScrapFest festival happening in Old Town, Lansing. Deadline: March 5, 2022.

The Dairy Barn Art Center is seeking any artwork that kids can enjoy for its "Scribble and Play Art for Kids" exhibition. Deadline: Feb 15, 2022.

Chelsea Area Festivals & Events in Chelsea, Michigan is issuing a call for art for the 2022/23 "SculptureWalk Chelsea." Deadline: Feb. 18, 2022.

Brighton Art Guild in Brighton, Michigan, announces a call to artists for the second annual "Brighton With Art" spring online exhibition. Deadline: March 6, 2022.

The City of Dexter is seeking submissions for the “Dexter Art Gardens” annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Deadline: Feb. 24, 2022.

The City of Springfield/Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri, announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, "Watercolor USA 2022." Deadline: Feb. 22, 2022.

The Northville Art House in Northville, Michigan seeks entries for its art exhibition, "Go with the Flow: Juried Alcohol Ink Exhibition." Deadline: Feb. 27, 2022.

Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky announces a call to artists for its juried art exhibition, "Fantastic Fibers 2022." Deadline: March 1, 2022.

The City of Elgin in Elgin, Illinois announces a call to artists for a new piece of public art in the form of kinetic art. The maximum grant request that will be accepted is $19,000. Deadline: March 4, 2022.
workshops conferences residencies
Arts Council Greater Lansing presents a free smARTS Workshop. Join Sarah Pierce of 517Living to learn how to take the best advantage of this free calendar resource. Get tips on how to create events so they get seen and learn how you can gain more visibility. Date & Time: Feb. 24, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

LowellArts presents "Frame Your Art Tutorial" for ages 14 to adult. This 2-hour tutorial is all about how to frame your artwork professionally yet affordably. Topics include: how to choose a frame, where to get frames, matting your work, glass options, how-to wire, and so much more. Learn how to make your pieces gallery-ready. Date & Time: Feb. 12, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Artwork Archive presents "How to Navigate Taxes as an Artist in 2022."
As you get ready to file your taxes, you might be facing some hard questions as an artist—regardless of how many times you've done it. Date & Time: Feb. 15, 2022, 12:00 p.m. MT.

Spring Board for the Arts and The Playwrights' Center are partnering to present "Working Session: Digital Work Samples" to help theater artists create successful digital samples of their work. The session will include information about editing video, audio and images, how to select and arrange clips, and more. Date & Time: Feb. 21, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. CT.
jobs volunteering opportunities
"7 ways to put your fundraising back on the right track," by Julie Cooper. Excerpt: "It’s human nature to seek out what seems fresh, easy, and exciting. What I’ve discovered, though, is that the very “boringness” of fundamentals is what makes them exciting … because the RESULTS are exciting … because once you get the simple, unglamorous basics right, you will transform your entire fundraising program." Read.
Louise Fletcher and Alice Sheridan. Episode 152: "What are you willing to do?" Is packed full of info and explores the questions: "What do you want?" and "what are you willing to do to get it?" The hosts dig into these questions and more, looking at the importance of adopting an entrepreneurial mindset, taking risks, planning and creating engagement and discovering what it is you really want to do. Listen.
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Yes you! We would love it if you would share your events and happenings with us! When you do, then we can feature them here so your fellow arts & culture creators can see what you are up to and you can support each other! Share your photos too! Email Dawn at dawn@lansingarts.org.
Don't lose your place...
It's that time of year...that time when if you haven't renewed your membership, your directory listing will go into the archives on March 15, 2022! So don't waste a second. Renew your membership today. And, hey, while you're at it, tell your friends to join. The more the merrier, and the bigger the arts impact. Together we can make things happen! Renew now!
Shout out to all of our new & renewing members this month!
All-Of-Us Children Express Theatre; Capital City Ringers, Inc.; Wanda Degen; Sharan Egan; Ruth Egnater; Katherine Erickson; Jacob Erikson; John Gregg; Stephanie Gregg; Holt Community Arts Council; Bob Hove; Barb Hranilovich; Lino Ladies; Meridian Community Band; Dawn Newton; Reneé Price; Kate Wilcox-Leigh; Kathryn J. Sutton
visit lansingarts.org for complete arts info!