Learn more about the Arts Council workshops and educational opportunities
In line with the Arts Council's goal to, "Strengthen capacity for artists, arts and cultural organizations, educators, students and festival organizers by fostering their professional development," we have these regularly-scheduled educational opportunities available.
On an annual basis, the Arts Council brings together our artists, our arts and cultural leadership, and our arts educators for a day-long Creative Exchange. This is an exciting new event serving as a platform to share ideas, knowledge, challenges, victories and a whole lot more! It is a day filled with workshops, panel discussions, networking, entertainment, lots of learning, and of course, creative exchange!
Each year, the Arts Council enlists national, statewide and local leadership for professional development opportunities. Four to five workshops are presented each year which last between 2-4 hours and subjects concentrate on areas such as marketing, fundraising, sponsorships, grant writing, portfolio review, website creation and so much more. These free and/or low cost workshops allow you to advance your professional skills and knowledge in the creative field.
The Creative Placemaking Summit dedicates itself to bring a cross-sector of our community together – close to 300 area residents, creatives, public officials, urban planners, developers, arts and cultural professionals - to foster collaboration, share ideas, inspire projects, instill motivation and encourage action. Founded in 2015, the Summit is a one day event held at the Lansing Center in October of each year and features sessions, panel discussions, keynote addresses, entertainment, networking opportunities and more, while providing a platform for creative discussions and ideas to take hold, gain footing and find life beyond the Summit walls.