june 29, 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: Ukulele artists gather at Old Town General Store for open mic round-robin style during the Mighty Uke Day festival! Photo by Rhea VanAtta.)
GRIT Deadline is July 1!
The time for getting your GRIT Grant is now! The deadline is just around the corner, and we don't want anyone to miss their chance. Artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the Greater Lansing Region, now is your time! We have $200,000 in recovery funds to grant out to all of you in support of your work as creators and organizers in the arts. Apply today! Learn more on our website! Deadline: July 1, 2022.
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.

Arts Night Out is seeking artists and entertainers to participate in the Arts Council's next event on Friday, July 8, 2022, to be held in conjunction with ScrapFest 2022! This will be an especially vibrant event with the street lined with ScrapFest sculptures and more! Deadline: July 5, 2022.

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing and the Board of Water & Light announce a call for artists for a public art project. The project will be an art print to be installed on Washington Ave. in REO Town. Chosen work will be printed and installed by BWL and artist will receive a one-time licensing fee for their chosen digital submission. Deadline: July 31, 2022.

River Arts Festival invites artists to apply for the RiverArts Festival, held August 7, 2022, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on the lawn at the Susanna Park Bandstand in New Richmond, Ohio. Deadline: July 10, 2022.

The Northville Art House, Northville, Michigan seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, "West of Center," which is about pushing beyond what is comfortable to create the unexpected. Seeking original works of art in all two and three-dimensional media. Deadline: July 10, 2022.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum Art Fair, in Hamilton, Ohio, is seeking entries for their Sept. 24-25, 2022. The Art Fair accepts most types of work like Fiber, Glass, Wood, Prints, Wearable Art, Jewelry etc. All eligible mediums are listed on the application. Deadline: Aug. 1, 2022.

Northern Illinois University Art Museum in DeKalb, Illinois, announces a call to artists for its exhibition, "Stories from My Childhood." They are seeking artists to encapsulate and share a story of a transformative or impactful event from their childhood via an original work of art and accompanying text. Deadline: Aug. 19, 2022.

Deines Cultural Center in Russell, Kansas, seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, "Mystery, Magic & the Macabre." This exhibition celebrates thoughtful and unique portrayals of the dark, the mystifying and the hair-raising. All works must be for sale. Deadline: Aug. 28, 2022. 

GFWC Swartz Creek Women's Club is seeking entries for their annual Art & Craft Fair held Oct. 22, 2022, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Swartz Creek. Work must be suitable for a craft show and must be designed and created by the accepted crafter. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2022.
The Arts Council has opportunities available for summer and 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. Detailed information is available on our website. Contact our communications manager at dawn@lansingarts.org with questions.
festival fever
festival and event season is here!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events created by your fellow Arts Council members. Get out and support!

Stay tuned for more to come and don't forget
to check our Events Calendar! If you know someone who should be a member of our Festival Alliance, have them contact Taylor at taylor@lansingarts.org for more info!

Creative Mixer Tonight
We are looking so forward to seeing everyone at our Creative Mixer TONIGHT at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center! This event is open to all, so spread the word and bring a friend! There is still time to register or just pop in and surprise us! Shout out to Old Town General Store for providing us with delicious nibbles & wine! Get all the details!
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!
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