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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 Upcoming Events

Preston Penwork, 2018 Exhibition and Opening Reception

Preston Penwork, 2018 Exhibition and Opening Reception

September 7, 2018

Join us on Arts Night Out from 5 - 8 p.m. for Preston Penwork, a collection of ink doodles by local artist, teacher and illustrator, Dennis Preston. Most of the pieces in this show are entirely new works, combined with a select few that appeared in Dennis's most recent adult coloring book, Preston potpourri Volume 3. Featuring many characters and themes, Preston's works are detailed and multilayered, sometimes edgy or odd, sometimes funny and entertaining and offer much for the eye to take in and the mind to ponder.

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Creative Placemaking Summit 4

Creative Placemaking Summit 4

October 4, 2018

Arts and culture. They shape who we are--connect us to what we love--forming our identity. Similarly, they connect us to our communities, too. Taking pride in and claiming our "place" stems from that connectedness and how we describe it to others. At Creative Placemaking Summit 4, we'll explore how creative placemaking, through an arts and cultural lens, can amplify our idea of identity. We will use metrics and exploration to discover ways to build our brand as a region-find words we can all use. #LansingPlacemakers

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