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Workshop to Help Qualified Artists Obtain Rent Subsidy at Grove Gallery

To be Held on Wednesday, January 16  EAST LANSING, Mich., January 7, 2013 – The City of East Lansing and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing will host an informational workshop for qualified artists interested in subsidized onsite studio and exhibition space at Grove Gallery on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The workshop will be held at 4 p.m. at Grove Gallery, located at 325A Grove Street in East Lansing. A tour of Grove Gallery will begin at 4 p.m., followed by an informational workshop on the Downtown East Lansing Cultural Entrepreneurship Program. The Downtown East Lansing Cultural Entrepreneurship Program is designed to assist local artists, creative entrepreneurs and arts-based businesses with starting and sustaining creative and profitable businesses in downtown East Lansing—creating jobs and diversifying an already viable downtown. The program provides loans and microenterprise grant assistance to creative entrepreneurs and businesses that plan to locate or are already located in East Lansing’s downtown. The workshop will provide participants with information on the financial and technical assistance available through the program. The Downtown East Lansing Cultural Entrepreneurship Program was first adopted by the City of East Lansing in 2007. The program serves low- to moderate-income business owners through the use of Community Development Block Grant funds. For more information regarding the workshop or the program, contact Leslie Donaldson, Arts Council of Greater Lansing executive director, at (517) 372-4636 ext. 2 or Amy Schlusler-Owens of the East Lansing Department of Planning & Community Development at (517) 319-6931.