Thank You to Our Members for a Record-Breaking Year!

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** creative:impact ( ————————————————————
Co-hosted by The Arts Alliance’s Deb Polich and WEMU’s Morning Edition host David Fair creative:impact ( is an exclusive feature on WEMU 89.1that explores the impact of the arts and creative industries on the people and communities in Washtenaw County. The show features creative jobs and businesses through the lenses of people who, though often unseen, are the driving forces that make the greater Ann Arbor area one of Michigan’s strongest and most vibrant arts and creative hubs.
creative:impact ( airs weekly on Tuesdays at 7:50 a.m. and 9:50 a.m.airs weekly on Tuesdays at 7:50 a.m. and 9:50 a.m.
Check out the latest segment by clicking on the links.
11.7.17 – Creative Washtenaw Votes! ( Airing on election day, this segment focuses on the importance of artists and creatives being engaged in local elections.
11.14.17 – Painting downtown festive! ( Mary Thiefels shares the story of the Novemberistas, a merry band of artists painting seasonal outdoor murals. Listen here ( ! Check out the Annual Arts and Creative Industries Guide 2017! The Arts Alliance News
** Thanks to our Phenomenal Members! ———————————————————— Because of you, The Arts Alliance membership has had a record-breaking year! Creative individuals, organizations, businesses and people who believe that art and creativity has a positive impact on our community have helped our membership grow three-fold since 2011. That translates into a strong voice for the arts & creative industries. Thank you for joining and working together to take action and raise awareness.
Click here to see a list of the fantastic members of The Arts Alliance ( . We wish each of them and all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
** Get Ready for #GivingTuesday, the National Day of Giving ———————————————————— Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Mark your calendar and consider making a gift to your favorite arts and cultural organization, whether it’s The Arts Alliance ( or one of our wonderful nonprofit members ( ! Washtenaw County News
A chat with The Arts Alliance’s Deb Polich ( , Meredith Bruckner, ( , 11/2/17
By the Sidewalk food tours offer new way to experience Ann Arbor’s culinary scene ( , Sarah Rigg, Concentrate, 11/1/17
Playing to the Younger Set at Ann Arbor’s Wild Swan Theater ( , Louis W. Meldman, Ann Arbor Family, 11/1/17
Popular in Last Issue
A bold venture to restore Gershwins’ music ( , Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune, 10/24/17
Michigan News
Detroit Institute of Arts launches gallery for Japanese art ( , ( , 11/4/17
$1M gift from alumna supports Music Pavilion ( , Kristen Parker, MSU Today, 11/2/17
Art, design and new signs: Grand Rapids looks to improve pedestrian safety ( , Amy Biolchini, ( , 10/30/17
Popular in Last Issue
29 Knight Arts Challenge Winners Flipping Detroit’s Script ( , ( , 10/25/17
National News and Beyond
Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Bring Broadway Hit Hamilton to Puerto Rico ( , Thatiana Diaz, ( , 11/11/17
The Tax Strategy That Fuels the Art Market — and That May Be About to End ( , Doug Woodham, ( , 11/7/17
“Arts and Culture in Dangerous Times,” ( Rip Rapson, ( , 10/31/17
Popular in Last Issue
Latest Giving in Numbers Survey Shows Corporate Sector Giving to Arts on the Rise ( , Americans for the Arts, 10/25/17
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops presented by The Arts Alliance members
Kerrytown Concert House: Kaoru Watanabe ( 11/14/17, 8 p.m. 415 North Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
UMS: John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring ( 11/15/17, 7:30 p.m. Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
Gifts of Art: Stephen Shipps & UM Students ( 11/16/17, 12:10 p.m. University Hospital Main Lobby, Ann Arbor
Leslie Science & Nature Center: Owl Prowl ( 11/17/17, 7 p.m. 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
The Ark: Jeff Daniels ( 11/25/17, 8 p.m. Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
WEMU #GivingTuesday Open House and Jam ( 11/28/17, 10 a.m. Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
Washtenaw Community Concert Band: Holiday Hallmarks ( 12/14/17, 7:30 p.m. Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival ( 11/17-11/19/17 Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Folk Festival ( 11/26-11/27/17 The Ark, Ann Arbor
Riverside Arts Center: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown ( 11/30-12/3/17 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti
Saline Area Players present Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story ( 11/30-12/3/17 Fifth Corner, Saline
Wild Swan Theater: Little Women ( 12/7-12/10/17 Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Neighborhood Theatre Group presents Bauble​ ​Heads:​ ​A​ ​Christmas​ ​X-travaganza​ ( 12/9/17, 9 p.m. Tap Room, Ypsilanti
God of Carnage ( Ends 12/16/17 The Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea
“Studio Works” ( Ends 11/19/17 Opening Reception: 11/11/17, 6 p.m. trustArt Gallery, Ann Arbor
“The Real World is Not the Only World India Dreams” ( Ends 11/25/17 WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor
Architecture Student Research Grants ( Ends 11/29/17 Taubman College Gallery, Ann Arbor
AAWA Fall Juried Show ( Ends 11/28/17 Ann Arbor Public Library, Ann Arbor
“Cosmogonic Tattoos” ( Ends 12/3/17 UMMA, Ann Arbor
Gifts of Art presents “Flights of Fancy: Oil Painting” ( Ends 12/10/17 Taubman Health Center, Floor 1, Ann Arbor
WSG Holiday Show 2017 ( 11/28-12/29/17 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Mind Your Art Business Growth Course ( Ends 11/14/17, 6 p.m. Tuesdays Online
Client Services Boot Camp ( Ends 11/15/17, 6 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays MASH Detroit, Detroit
Creative Many: Protecting Your Practice ( 11/30/17, 6 p.m. Bank Suey, Hamtramck
The Business of Being an Artist Speaker Series ( Various Dates Great Lakes Center at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Wayne County MCACA Minigrant Workshops CultureSource ( will host a series of free informational workshops on MCACA minigrant application process: * 11/16/17, 1 p.m. ( Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn ( * 11/20/17, 1 p.m. Plymouth Community Arts Center, Plymouth ( * 12/1/17, 9 a.m. ( Boll Family YMCA, Detroit ( * 12/6/17, 9 a.m. ( Neighborhood Alliance at the Matrix Center, Detroit ( * 12/12/17, 1 p.m. ( Neighborhood House, SW Detroit (
Find more events on CultureSource’s calendar here ( ! ( Recognition
Two U-M musical theatre students to perform with New York Philharmonic during Ann Arbor residency (
Please submit new content to The Arts Alliance at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) . Calls for Artists, Auditions
Washtenaw County U-M Stamps School ( Deadline: 11/17/17 Ann Arbor Art Center’s 95th Annual All Media Exhibition ( Deadline: 11/23/17 4th Annual Concerto Competition ( Deadline: 1/5/18 Roman J. Witt Residency Program ( Deadline: 1/14/18 A2SF Top of the Park 2018 ( Deadline: 2/1/18 Wild Swan Theater 38th Season ( Various Dates Artistica Gallery: Call for Artists ( Deadline: Ongoing The Aquarium Gallery: Call for Installations ( Deadline: Ongoing UpstART 200 (
Michigan City of Traverse City: Open Space Mural Project ( Deadline: 12/15/17 Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) ( Deadline: Ongoing Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist Residency ( Deadline: Ongoing Vending Machine Project ( Deadline: Ongoing Ingham County Medical Care Facility ‘Meet the Artist’ Program ( Deadline: Ongoing South Haven Center for the Arts ( Deadline: Ongoing Shop Floor Theatre Company ( Deadline: Ongoing InsideOut Literary Arts Project Writer-in-Residence ( National and Beyond Artist Residency at Lightworks ( Deadline: Ongoing Fellini Studio Art Centre Residency ( Deadline: Ongoing More opportunities can be found on Creative Many here! ( Funding & Scholarship Opportunities
2017 William H. Johnson Prize ( Deadline: 11/16/17
2017 Nissan Foundation Grant ( Deadline: 11/30/17
Motor City Re-Store RFQ ( Deadline: 12/31/17
Kresge Artists Fellowships ( Opens: 12/1/17 Deadline: 1/18/18
Arts Midwest Touring Fund Grant ( Deadline: 4/25/18
Community Supported Art (CSA) (
Arts Council of Greater Lansing (
National Endowment for the Arts (
CERF: Artists’ Emergency Resources (
Arts Midwest (
Surdna Foundation Thriving Cultures Grant (
More opportunities can be found on CultureSource here ( !
Please submit new content to The Arts Alliance at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) . Job Opportunities
Grosse Pointe Theatre, Executive Director (
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Teachers (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Teacher%20Resume)
The Community House, Dance Instructor (
Cranbrook Institute of Science, Various Jobs (
MOCAD, Membership Manager (
University Musical Society (UMS), Various Jobs (
Goodman Theatre, Various Jobs (
The Michigan Theater, Various Jobs (
Anton Art Center, Grant Coordinator (
ArtOps, Director of Marketing (
ArtOps, Community Engagement Officer (
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Popular and Special Programs Coordinator (
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Director of Development (
Croswell Opera House, Director Hospitality and Audience Services (
Pewabic, Development Director (
Arts at Michigan, Student Jobs (
Museum of Modern Art Detroit, Various Jobs (
Team Detroit, Various Jobs (
DataArts, President and CEO (
826michigan, Executive Director (a3arts.us9.list-manag