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Michigan State University seeks a senior director of development, cultural arts to lead the fundraising programs for three innovative and forward-thinking cultural organizations: the Broad Art Museum, the MSU Museum and the Science Gallery Detroit. Application deadline is March 26, 2021. Learn more.

Ixion Ensemble announces auditions for its next outdoor production, "Dreams.” They are seeking actors of all types to build an ensemble cast to perform six short plays, which will be performed in May. Rehearsals will be online and auditions take place March 28, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. via google meets (Link will be provided upon receipt of headshot and/or request for scripts). Each play will be directed by a different director: Sadonna Croff, Judith Evans, Sara Frank-Hepfer, Julie Hartley, Tim Lewis and Kallie Marrison. Plays include "Goodmares," by Ron Burch; "Scream," by George Sapio; "The Monster Inside," by Adam Carlson; "Possibility of Lightning," by Scott Mullen; "Life Lines," by Donna Hoke; "Christmastown," by Kayla Hambek. Email to learn more.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is partnering with the City of Lansing for the fourth annual ArtPath River Trail Exhibition. More than three miles of the Lansing River Trail will highlight talented Michigan artists at multiple scenic and historic locations through the heart of downtown Lansing. Artwork of all media are eligible, including natural materials, such as wheatpaste and moss-art, to murals, paintings, sculptures and other forms of digital and sound installations. Individuals or teams are encouraged to create installations that are interactive and engaging with park visitors. Artists may also submit artwork for multiple sites along the path, and will be granted $1,000 for each accepted submission. Application deadline is March 31, 2021. Learn more.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts announces a call to artists for the West Michigan Area Show 2021. This annual juried exhibition showcases work in all media by artists in a 14-county region surrounding Kalamazoo. Each year, a renowned artist, educator or museum specialist selects the works to be exhibited and over a dozen works to be awarded more than $5,000 in prizes, including a $1,000 grand prize. Application deadline is March 31, 2021. Learn more.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center invites artists to submit artwork for the July 17-18, 2021, Midsummer Festival of the Arts, one of Wisconsin's most popular juried art festivals. Jurors will select 135 artists for this festival, which features live concerts, family art-making activities and more, all on the John Michael Kohler Arts Center's beautiful campus in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Artist amenities include an Art Patron Breakfast and $3,000 in cash awards. Application deadline, March 31, 2021. Learn more.

Grosse Pointe Artists Association announces a call to artists for its fifth annual "Promising Artists" exhibition. This program is designed to give current high school students and alumni of the Association's Promising Artists Program the opportunity to showcase their work and experience the process of participating in a professional, juried exhibition. Awards include the following: Best of Show $100; Second Place $75; Third Place $50 and two Honorable Mentions. The show will be held at The Gallery at the War Memorial, May 5-June 4, 2021. Application deadline is April 19, 2021.

LowellArts invites artists to submit artwork for their "Getaway" exhibition. Entries must be original works and can be in any media. They are seeking artwork that celebrates the places or moments in time that provide us a chance to retreat, relax and recharge. Entries can be either representational or abstract depictions of locations, objects, or an atmosphere meant to inspire, uplift and transport the viewer to a place of rest or renewal. Application deadline is April 1, 2021. Learn more.

The South Bend Museum of Art announces a call to artists for its "Biennial 31" exhibition. The call is open to all artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The number of exhibiting artists is deliberately limited to allow for the showing of a greater body of work by each artist. The xhibition takes place July 24-Oct. 3, 2021. All media are accepted. Artists are eligible to receive $1,500 in awards to be selected by the juror and $1,500 in purchase awards will be chosen by the South Bend Museum of Art’s Collections Committee. A color brochure detailing exhibiting artists will also be produced. Application deadline is April 11, 2021. Learn more.

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin invites submissions to its annual juried "Birds in Art" exhibition, Sept. 11-Nov. 28, 2021. "Birds in Art" has showcased the remarkable talents of more than 1,000 international artists since 1976 and is recognized around the world as the exhibition that sets the standard for avian art. The Museum again invites artists working in all mediums other than crafts and photography to submit original, two- and three-dimensional artworks interpreting birds and related subject matter for jury consideration. Application deadline April 22, 2021. Learn more. 

Manifest Gallery invites visual artists to submit original works of art measuring no more than 7 inches in any direction for its 17th annual "Magnitude Seven" exhibition. Each iteration of the exhibit brings in hundreds of powerful yet diminutive works for consideration by the exhibition jurors. Inevitably this results in a gallery full of diverse, compelling and exquisite little gems. Artists may submit up to four entries for a $40 entry fee. Application deadline is March 26, 2021. Learn more.

for entries for its 30th annual open exhibition, entitled “Innovations.” ISEA gives all mediums a venue to show work in an annual international juried exhibit. Experimental artists explore new techniques, compositions and concepts to create an attitude of “what ifs.” Art can be realistic or abstract, the approach is what counts. Exhibition will take place Sept. 6-Oct. 24, 2021, at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Michigan. Application deadline is March 31, 2021. Learn more.

The Indianapolis Art Center announces a call for entry to their Women’s Work exhibition, a juried exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics. Historically, women have been excluded from the art world, from being kept out of academies and apprenticeships to being woefully underrepresented in galleries and museums today. Along with this, the art skills that were deemed feminine or appropriate for women, such as sewing, embroidery, or weaving are dismissed as “just” crafts and hobbies. This exhibition, open to women-identified and non-binary artists from the local and national community, seeks to highlight female artists and intersectionality in femininity. Application deadline is May 21, 2021. Learn more.