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Arts, Culture, Creativity

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing supports, strengthens, and promotes arts, culture and creativity in the Capital region.


We provide various grants throughout the year, and also announce other funding opportunities: local, statewide and national grants.

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From events like Arts Night Out to programs like the Art in the Sky billboard project, we work to support, strengthen, and promote the arts.

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When you join the Arts Council, you become eligible for support and access to resources, and you help advocate for a strong and thriving art community.

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What We're About

Areas of Support

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Art in Schools

Offering local youth access to arts education and an outlet for creative expression.

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Professional Development

Building a strong foundation for artists and arts and cultural leaders.

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Creative Placemaking

Using the arts as a builder & driver of community economic development.

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Striving to keep the arts strong and vibrant in the Capital region..

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Our Events

Nancy Aitcheson's "I'd Rather be Painting" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

Nancy Aitcheson's "I'd Rather be Painting" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

September 6, 2019

Join us during Arts Night Out for "I'd Rather be Painting," an exhibition by Nancy Aitcheson. Nancy began painting as a young adult  and works in oils and watercolor. She is inspired by still life, landscapes and people in everyday situations, and strives for interesting composition, and colorful, loose approach to her pieces.  "I'd Rather be Painting" will be on display at the Arts Council M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., through September 27. The reception is open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

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Creative Placemaking Summit 5: Forward Momentum

Creative Placemaking Summit 5: Forward Momentum

September 26, 2019

Join us for a day of talks, panels, on-stage presentations and interactive displays as we explore resources, tools, ideas and opportunities for accelerated growth on the Creative Placemaking front. The day will be packed full of excellent speakers from across the U.S. along with plenty of local Placemaking Personalities who will share their insights and experiences! You don't want to miss it!

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Open Group Grant Consultation at Reputation Beverage Co.

Open Group Grant Consultation at Reputation Beverage Co.

October 3, 2019

The Arts Council facilitates eight different grants in six grant programs that are adjusted or updated regularly. In order to make sure you know what changes may have occurred to a grant program, or what funding options are currently available, Taylor Haslett, membership and programs manager, will be holding an open group grant consultation at the Reputation Beverage Co. (formerly The Crafted Beat at 800 E. Michigan Ave) from 9-11 a.m. Join her and others to ask questions and discuss your grant options for 2019/2020.

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November Arts Night Out 2019

November Arts Night Out 2019

November 1, 2019

Arts Night Out continues in 2019 with an event every other month in Old Town Lansing! Arts Night Out is a free, walkable, art-filled Friday evening that allows everyone to explore the businesses and see the work of various artists hosted in those participating venues. Live music | Art demos | New exhibits | Dance | Street performances | Unique media | Affordable art | So much more! #myartsnightout

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