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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

"Love is a Moving Story" an Exhibition by Claude Johnson-Perry

"Love is a Moving Story" an Exhibition by Claude Johnson-Perry

January 10, 2020

Join us during Arts Night Out for "Love is a Moving Story," an exhibition by Claude Johnson-Perry.  Claude uses bright and colorful palettes to create works that make us ponder the complex workings of life, relationships and love. Claude's work can be found at "InkySweets Art Shoppe" under "ClauDesigns." He also writes and draws a web comic called "Haunts of Loame." His work will be on display at the Arts Council M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., through the month of January.

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smARTS Workshop:What Does an Arts Council Membership Look Like?

smARTS Workshop:What Does an Arts Council Membership Look Like?

February 6, 2020

Join Arts Council membership and program manager Taylor Haslett as she walks you through the many different benefits of Arts Council membership. Whether you are an artist, arts organization, arts educator or arts entrepreneur this workshop will inform you on all aspects of Arts Council membership. Open to members and non-members who want to learn more about being part of the Arts Council's growing community of members. This session is free of charge. Please email Taylor Haslett at to register.

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"It's What's on the Inside" an exhibition by Kelly Hansen

"It's What's on the Inside" an exhibition by Kelly Hansen

February 7, 2020

Announcing our February exhibition "It's What's on the Inside" by Kelly Hansen. Kelly uses a variety of mediums to explore the complexities of being human and the relationship between inner story and physical appearance. Her work will be featured at the Arts Council through the month of February and can be viewed between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F. We hope you will join us for an opening reception on Feb. 7, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

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Open Group Grant Consultations

Open Group Grant Consultations

February 14, 2020

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 Flour Child Bakery (323 S. Bridge St. Grand Ledge, MI 48837)

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