Chris Clark Fellowship Program

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The Chris Clark Fellowship Program for Creative Professionals was established through a legacy gift from Lansing area native Chris Clark, to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. The goal of the program is to support creative capacity building for individuals such as visual, literary and performing artists; arts administrators; arts educators; and arts students in greater Lansing (must be a current dues-paying member of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing). The Fellowship provides access to professional development opportunities and business resources through a competitive cash grant reimbursement of up to $1,500.

Christopher Daniel Clark valued his family, friends, music, the arts, and most importantly, life, using his unique gifts to help making greater Lansing a better place in which to live, work, and play. In particular, Chris had a passion for scene-building and promotions and envisioned a region where arts and culture were the city’s true wealth. Chris saw the Arts Council as one of the chief agents of change in this work, using his business savvy to bring artists and the community together. The Arts Council is honored to join Chris’ family, friends, and the local arts community to celebrate the life of this remarkable man.

FY24 Guidelines


DEADLINE: The deadline for this grant has passed. The next cycle will open in June 2025.