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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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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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Svitlana Martynjuk's "All That is Color" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

Svitlana Martynjuk's "All That is Color" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

January 11, 2019

Svitlana's work is inspired by abstract expressionism movement. She allows her experiences to influence much of her work and believes that each viewer discovers their own interpretation based on their internal state and environment. Her goal is to bring an abundance of joyful and calm feelings, as well as to help the viewer see the world through her eyes... to feel the emotions that are born in the painting process. Join us during Arts Night Out to meet Svitlana and view her work. Light refreshments will be served.

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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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 It Pays to Have a Following: Cross-Collaboration to Increase Your Audience and Generate Additional Revenue with Mike Marriott

It Pays to Have a Following: Cross-Collaboration to Increase Your Audience and Generate Additional Revenue with Mike Marriott

February 13, 2019

Are you an artist who is trying to increase your following and find out additional ways to generate revenue for your artistic endeavors? Join Mike Marriott, The Arts Promoter, owner/director of Opportunity Arts at MICA in Old Town as he discusses ways artists can cross-collaborate to build their audience and utilize that following to generate revenue for their artistic projects.

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Open Group Grant Consultation at Strange Matter

Open Group Grant Consultation at Strange Matter

February 15, 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 program manager, Meghan Martin, will be holding an open group grant consultation at Strange Matter Coffee (2010 E Michigan Ave #103, Lansing) on Feb. 15, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. Join her and others to ask questions and discuss your grant options for the new year.

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Arts Night Out 2019

Arts Night Out 2019

March 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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