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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.

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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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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

Angela Hamilton "Features of Michigan" an Exhibition

Angela Hamilton "Features of Michigan" an Exhibition

October 1, 2018

Our October exhibition is "Features of Michigan" by Angela Hamilton. Angela is an award-winning plein air artist who has a great appreciation and reverence for Michigan wildlife and scenery, which she expresses in her work.

Angela's work will be on display at the Arts Council through the end of October and can be viewed Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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DataArts Presents: New User Orientation and Analytics Overview

DataArts Presents: New User Orientation and Analytics Overview

October 23, 2018

DataArts presents its fall workshop series with two sessions to be held at Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA) on Oct. 23, 2018. Sessions include, Session One: "New User Orientation to the DataArts Platform" and Session Two: "DataArts Analytics Overview." Sessions are an hour long and are free of charge. These workshops are made possible by the generous support of The Kresge Foundation and are produced in partnership with the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

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DataArts Presents: DataArts Analytics Overview

DataArts Presents: DataArts Analytics Overview

October 23, 2018

DataArts presents its fall workshop series in two sessions. Sessions include, Session One: "New User Orientation to the DataArts Platform" and Session Two: "DataArts Analytics Overview." Sessions are an hour long and are free of charge. These workshops are made possible by the generous support of The Kresge Foundation and are produced in partnership with the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

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smARTS Workshop: Telling Your Story--Developing Key Messages for Artists and Creative Organizations with Piper & Gold Public Relations

smARTS Workshop: Telling Your Story--Developing Key Messages for Artists and Creative Organizations with Piper & Gold Public Relations

October 24, 2018

Join us at MICA as Veronica Gracia-Wing and Cassie Cotton, strategists at Piper & Gold Public Relations, share key components of storytelling. In today's digital driven world, we are constantly being inundated with messages. It is important to stay true to who you are and ensure that your story comes across in a meaningful way. In this workshop, we will be taking a deeper dive into your story and assist you with creating a narrative that is true to you but also can also effectively resonate with your audience.

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November Arts Night Out

November Arts Night Out

November 2, 2018

Arts Night Out is a free, walkable, art-filled Friday evening that allows everyone to explore Old Town businesses and see the work of various artists. It's the last Arts Night Out of the year! Come and enjoy artists, live music, and great company for the last time in 2018. Arts Night Out will return in 2019 with a new schedule of events! Featuring live music, Art demos, new exhibits, dance, street performances, unique media, affordable art and So much more!

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