Calling all Artists! Get Talkin’ About the Arts!

Calling all Artists! Get Talkin’ About the Arts!
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing Presents–
Artist Live/Work Space Visionary Workshops in Three Sessions 


Established and successful artist live/work spaces exist all across the country and the world.Today they continue popping up in city after city…

So is it time for Lansing to get on board?

An artist live/work space provides affordable living and working spaces for artists and has proven to create community around the arts and boost the economy. The Arts Council believes these types of spaces are important for building cities driven and supported by the arts and culture, and we want to get artists talking! Our Visionary Workshops are designed to get the right people together and get them talkin’ about the arts in our city!


Register Today! Get Your Voice Heard! 

Session One: A statewide perspective with Jane Robinson Visual artist and former executive director of the Jackson, Mich. Armory Arts Village, Jane will discuss the challenges and rewards of planning and maintaining artist living projects.

When: June 26, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 West Maple Street, Lansing, MI 48906


Session Two: A national perspective with Heidi Kurtze of Artspace 

Artspace runs a network of 35 affordable arts facilities in 13 states. Representing a $500 million investment in America’s arts infrastructure, their facilities provide more than 1,100 affordable live/work units for artists and their families.

When: July 18, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 West Maple Street, Lansing, MI 48906

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Session Three: A Community perspective with local municipal and community leaders

The panel will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 25 at Capital Region Community Foundation: 330 Marshall St., Suite 300, Lansing, MI 48912.Confirmed panelists include:Lori Mullins, Community and Economic Development Administrator, City of East LansingBob Rose, Public Service Department-Engineering Division, City of LansingEric Schertzing, Ingham County TreasurerTerry Terry, President, Message Makers

For more information regarding the workshops, contact Program Manager Barb Whitney at or (517) 372-4636 x 3.

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This project is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission as part of the Community Reinvestment Fund which is administered by the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council.