Visual Arts Opportunities- Michigan

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Ann Arbor Arts Center Located in Ann Arbor, the Art Center has the benefit of drawing from the 8th largest artist population in the country as well as many major art institutions and renowned galleries.

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Ann Arbor Film Festival The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year’s festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences.

51st Ann Arbor Film Festival:

Anton Art Center The Anton Art Center’s mission is to enrich and inspire the lives of Macomb County residents and visitors of all ages, through the infusion of the arts into everyday life. We achieve this through exhibits, educational programming, community outreach and special events.

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Mount Clemens Art Fair:

Art-A-Licious Festival In the past six years, Art-A-Licious has grown from a handful of artists’ tents on a single city block to more than 70 artists, four blocks and two stages of free live entertainment. Organizers are ramping up their marketing efforts this year and hope to draw the largest crowd yet. Adrian, Michigan.

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ArtPrize ArtPrize is a massive playground. How would you like to play? ArtPrize happens when artists, venues, volunteers, sponsors, voters and visitors decide to join the rest of the City and get their hands dirty.

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Arts Council of Greater Lansing Founded in 1965, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing (ACGL) provides education, funding, resources, and consulting services to hundreds of artists and 140 arts and cultural agencies throughout the capital region.

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Arts Midwest A program of Arts Midwest, the Midwest Arts Conference is the preeminent booking and educational conference for the Midwest performing arts industry. Attended by nearly 1,000 performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond, the four-day conference offers diverse opportunities for attendees to network, learn, and experience live performing arts. 

Spotlight Showcases:

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center The mission of the BBAC is to connect people of all ages & abilities with visual arts education, exhibitions & other creative experiences.

Michigan Fine Arts Competition:

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Founded in 1966, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is a summer community of the fine arts serving over 5,200 elementary, junior high, and high school students each season through its varied programs. 

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Buckman Gallery Buckham Gallery is an artist-run, not-for-profit exhibition and performance space. The gallery was established in 1984 as a center for innovative and diverse contemporary visual and performance art for Flint and surrounding areas. 

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Butcher’s Daughter The Butcher’s Daughter is dedicated to creating innovative, cultural context for contemporary art through the representation of emerging and mid-career artists and the sale of their work.

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Central Michigan University CMU and the Department of Art and Design Barstow Artist-in-Residence program invite applications for a one year position as Artist-in-Residence for the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters.

Artist in Residence Ecological/Environmental Art

Chelsea Community Hospital This project is a collaboration between the Hospital (CCH), a member of the St. Joseph Mercy Health System, and the Chelsea Center for the Arts (CCA), to select 25 smaller scale (24” high x 12” wide, vertical format), two-dimensional works of art (paintings, works of art on paper, and photographs) with nature subject matter, for inclusion in an exhibition to be presented at the CCA from October 15, 2012 through January 18, 2013.

Nature of Art: Chelsea Community Hospital Community Art Project:

Chelsea River Arts Gallery “SculptureWalk Chelsea” is an annual public arts project sponsored by the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority, the City of Chelsea, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, and River Gallery.

10 Under 40:

College for Creative Studies The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an educational environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. 

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Community Supported Art Detroit CSA Detroit is open to Detroit metro region artists including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals based on artwork they are already creating, but with consideration for the format of the program.

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Concordia University MIRROR IMAGES, the 2012 Kreft Juried Exhibition, will display the very best in the visual arts that illustrate the reflective nature of the visual arts in the literal, intellectual and metaphorical sense of that word. Prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, digital images, sculpture, etc. are eligible. Deadline Passed, Check back Oct. 2012

2012 Kreft Juried Exhibition:

Detroit Artist Market The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to announce this CALL FOR ENTRY to artists to submit work for consideration for the Biannual All Media Exhibition.

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Detroit Broadcasting Company Seeking people to be part of the production team for our news show, our talk show, the new Detroit based sitcom, and the cooking show. We need writers, reporters, video and lighting technicians, website experts, live internet streaming specialists, artists, set designers, actors and actresses, wardrobe designers, sound engineers, set construction, marketing and PR, catering and much more. 

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Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography brings together a community of people interested in photography and lens-based work.

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Detroit Institute of the Arts The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century.

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Detroit Science Center The mission of the Detroit Science Center is to inspire children and their families to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology and engineering in a dynamic, fun, learning environment.

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Digital Arts, Film and Television DIGITAL ARTS, FILM & TELEVISION (DAFT) is a non-profit media-arts educational organization. Our primary mission is to promote media literacy through the creative use of film and video. 

Michigan Student Film & Video Festival:

Franciscan Life Process Center Since its founding by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in 1974, the Franciscan Life Process Center has assisted in the education, healthy development and cultural enrichment of individuals and communities of people throughout the greater Grand Rapids area and Kent County.

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Glen Arbor Art Association The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) offers several opportunities for artist residencies each year. Located on the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan, Glen Arbor provides a perfect backdrop to create and explore.

Residencies for Writing, Visual Arts, Photography, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Ceramics, Music, Philosophy and Creative Research:

Grand Rapids Art Museum Grand Rapids Art Museum offers artist exhibition proposals for regional and local Michigan artists at the Regional Gallery.

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Henry Ford Learning Institute Henry Ford Learning Institute believes that education is the critical factor in determining economic success. For individuals — and for the entire community. Nowhere in America is the educational opportunity gap greater than in America’s urban centers where HFLI focuses its work.

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Imagining Detroit Artists in film, video, photography, interactive media to participate in an unprecedented two-day exhibition, screening, and discussion panel on Detroit imagery.: Work in Detroit? Work on Detroit? Layered, complex, and charged, Detroit’s image is anything but neutral.  

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Interlochen Center for the Arts Interlochen Center for the Arts engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.

Artist-in-Residence (Ceramics)


Isle Royale National Park Isle Royale National Park Artist in Residence program provides professional artists, working in all mediums an opportunity to become a part of a long-established tradition of artists in our National Parks.

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Jackson Center for the Arts Since 2001, the Jackson School of the Arts mission is to make the arts accessible to Jackson County youth regardless of income.  The work of including, finding and providing programs to students not served anywhere else is at the center of the Jackson School of the Arts efforts.

Teaching Opportunities/Random Acts of Dance

Krasl Art Center For over 50 years, the Krasl Art Center provides the community with the communication and aesthetic appreciation of the visual fine arts, by offering courses and exhibition opportunities such as: 

Exhibition Proposals: Ongoing Deadlines Nov. 15 & March 15

Kunsthalle Detroit Kunsthalle Detroit is a Museum of Multimedia and Light-based Art founded in Detroit in 2010. Kunsthalle Detroit documents contemporary visual culture through video and film, photography and light.The program of the Museum emphasizes international connections to the contemporary art venues and exhibitions worldwide.Located in the heart of historic Woodbridge area of Detroit, the Kunsthalle is becoming an anchor for local cultural renaissance as well as international platform for multimedia art projects.

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Lawrence Technological University LEVEL | Gallery at the College of Architecture and Design seeks submissions from artists, designers, architects and creative thinkers for group or solo exhibitions and installations for the Spring 2012 semester. There are no theme restrictions – all forms and concepts of contemporary art are encouraged.

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Maker Works A 11,000 sq. ft. member-based studio located in Ann Arbor, MI. It features 4 areas of making: METAL, CIRCUITS, WOOD and CRAFT. It also provides hundreds of hand tools, classes, a retail store and more.

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Marquette, Michigan (City of) Current Committee Openings

Arts & Culture Advisory Committee:

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Featuring a unique collection of more than two thousand works that span the 70-year career of Detroit-based public sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks (1908-1998).

2012 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition:

Michigan Ceramic Art Association Michigan Ceramic Art Association serves as a communication network for the ceramic community of Michigan and sponsors demonstrations, seminars, exhibitions and instruction for the personal and cultural improvement of the participants and the community.

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Michigan Film Office When it comes to moviemaking in Michigan, you’re looking in the right place. Whether you’re a producer, director, crewmember, actor or just someone who is new to the business, we’re here to help.

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Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is to present art at the forefront of contemporary culture.

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Muskegon Museum of Art The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.

84th Michigan Regional Exhibition:

Newaygo County Council for the Arts Our goal is to exhibit and acknowledge the finest photographers in the State of Michigan and encourage greater growth and achievement in the photographic community.

2012 Statewide Photo Competition:

Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, Inc. Many opportunities are available for all ages to participate as an exhibiting artist, volunteer or to learn new skills and discover your own creativity.

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Northwestern Michigan College Current Exhibition Opportunities

Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition:

Open Concept Gallery Open Concept Gallery is a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting contemporary art in West Michigan. The gallery is an open platform for innovation, showcasing both local and international art and artists.

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OxBow After over a century in operation, Ox-Bow’s mission has remained consistent–to serve as a haven for the creative process through instruction, example, and community.

Artists Rental Residencies:

Pop 71 Located in Midtown Detroit’s Sugar Hill Arts District, 71 POP is a unique retail setting, which creates an opportunity for local emerging designers to showcase a pop-up gallery-style retail space for a month at a time.

Emerging Artist Opportunity:

(Scene) Metrospace (SCENE) Metrospace is an alternative art and performance space located in downtown East Lansing. (SCENE) was founded in 2004 as a response to Governor Granholm’s “Cool Cities” initiative, and has maintained a diverse schedule of art exhibits, music performances, theatrical productions, independent film screenings, dance, poetry, and other forms of expression.

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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology By helping others discover more about their core creative selves and their connections to nature, the SCAE works to fulfill its mission of expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity.

Residencies for Artists, Writers, Musicians, and Natural Science Scholars:

Sleeping Bear Dunes/National Lakeshore At the Sleeping Bear Dunes today’s artists continue to document the resources of the National Park system with contemporary approaches and techniques, drawing upon the scenic, historic, and cultural elements of the parks for inspiration.

Artist In Residence for Writers, Composers and Visual Artists: Deadline Passed, Check back Oct. 2012

South Haven Center for the Arts The original purpose of the Art League was to encourage individual artists to go into the field and to create an interest in and foster the growth of art in the community. The art association has nurtured many artists over the years through its programs, classes and opportunities.

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Studio Couture Detroit Multi-purpose arts incubator with a gallery, student-directed design studio, and community arts space. Its mission is to use art and design methodologies to promote community building and urban renewal.

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TechShop A membership-based workshop that provides members with access to tools and equipment, instruction, and a community of creative and supportive people so they can build the things they have always wanted to make.

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University of Michigan Current Artist Opportunities

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J. Roman Witt Residency:

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University of Michigan Health System As one of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs nationwide, brings the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System.

Gifts of Art:

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Founded in 1977, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center and a dynamic, multidisciplinary laboratory for the advancement of the art of our time.

Exhibition Opportunities- Limit(Less), Somewhere Else, Utopia/Dystopia:

William Bonifas Arts Fine Art Center The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center is a friendly spot in the central Upper Peninsula where you can tour gallery exhibits, participate in art workshops, learn something new in the educational classes and enjoy theatrical productions.

Work Department The Work Department is a new media firm that inspires and engages supporters, builds organizational capacity, and increases revenue for its clients. We work with leading nonprofit organizations, advocacy campaigns, and businesses that make a social impact.

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