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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 Events

"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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Marketing Workshop for Ingham County Hotel/Motel Grants

Marketing Workshop for Ingham County Hotel/Motel Grants

February 20, 2020

Join the Arts Council's Taylor Haslett and Julie Holton from mConnexions to discuss successful marketing strategies to incorporate into your Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Tourism grant application. For grant info go here: http://lansingarts.org/programs/grants Grant deadline is March 1, 2020.

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Young Creatives Exhibition and Reception

Young Creatives Exhibition and Reception

March 6, 2020

Join us in celebration of Youth Art Month for our annual Young Creatives exhibition and opening reception on Arts Night Out. The exhibition will feature the art work of talented youth throughout the Greater Lansing region. Selections will include original billboard art by our Young Creatives Billboard awardees and additional pieces chosen by area district teachers. Our Young Creatives range in age from pre-K through 12th grade and many of them will be in attendance with their art. Light refreshments will be served.

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March Arts Night Out 2020

March Arts Night Out 2020

March 6, 2020

Arts Night Out continues in 2020 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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Open Group Grant Consultations

Open Group Grant Consultations

March 11, 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 March 11, 2020 - Open Group Grant Consultation from 3 - 5 p.m. at Looking Glass Brewing Company (115 N. Bridge St., DeWitt, MI 48820)

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