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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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 "La Fraschetta del Borgo" An Exhibition by Joseph Yarbrough

"La Fraschetta del Borgo" An Exhibition by Joseph Yarbrough

December 7, 2018

La Fraschetta Del Borgo is a collection of photographs from in and around Rome, Italy, in which Joseph tells a story of the people, the places and experiences from his own visual perspective. Having traveled to Italy many times, Joseph loves looking at his favorite spots with new eyes and a fresh lens. He says that each time he takes a photo, it's like seeing an old friend. Joseph's exhibition will be on display at the Arts Council through Dec. 23 and can be viewed Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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January 11, 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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Photography for the Planetarium Dome

Photography for the Planetarium Dome

January 22, 2019

Abrams Planetarium director, Shannon Schmoll will walk us through the ins and outs of photographing work for the planetarium dome.

360 degree cameras are becoming more affordable and readily-available in a variety of brands these days. The photos from these cameras can be projected on the planetarium domes with great ease, creating immersive environments for people to experience. In this workshop, you will learn about various 360-degree cameras; see how you can use the planetarium software to place photos on to the dome; and experiment with the Planetarium’s cameras.

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