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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

2019 Creative Exchange: Giving & Getting

2019 Creative Exchange: Giving & Getting

April 3, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Creative Exchange: Giving & Getting! For arts and cultural organizations, building programming frequently starts with fundraising and capacity building. In this workshop, Ruby Lopez Harper, from Americans for the Arts, will discuss how storytelling supports your fundraising, advocacy and community relationships and demonstrate ways organizations can leverage relationships to raise funds. Takeaways Include: 1) Making it easy for people to give 2) Realizing the personal capital on your board 3) Identifying your fundraising audience

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Daniel J. Hogan's "Found Cartoons," an Exhibition and Opening Reception

Daniel J. Hogan's "Found Cartoons," an Exhibition and Opening Reception

April 5, 2019

Cartoonist and digital artist Daniel J. Hogan likes to focus his skills on creating illustrations that make people smile. For this exhibition, "Found Cartoons," Hogan searched watercolor shapes of his creation for hidden images and then, once found, he used ink to define the image within the shape. These colorful cartoons are both whimsical and imaginative and will delight art lovers of all ages.

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Arts Night Out 2019

Arts Night Out 2019

May 3, 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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