Arts, Culture, Creativity

We are your local non-profit, charitable arts organization that supports, strengthens, and promotes arts, culture and creativity in the Capital region.

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We provide various grants throughout the year, and also announce other funding opportunities: local, statewide and national grants.

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From events like Arts Night Out to programs like the Art in the Sky billboard project, we work to support, strengthen, and promote the arts.

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When you join the Arts Council, you become eligible for support and access to resources, and you help advocate for a strong and thriving art community.

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Areas of Support

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Art in Schools

Offering local youth access to arts education and an outlet for creative expression.

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Professional Development

Building a strong foundation for artists and arts and cultural leaders.

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Creative Placemaking

Using the arts as a builder & driver of community economic development.

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Advocacy

Striving to keep the arts strong and vibrant in the Capital region..

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Our Events

Grant Chats: February 2023

Grant Chats: February 2023

Feb. 8, 2023 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

One part networking and one part grant consultation, Chats take place at coffee and tea shops in the Capital Region. Swing by Strange Matter Coffee (Eastside) on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to discuss your creative ideas with program assistant, Tabor Vits! He can provide information on local grant opportunities and assist you in planning your applications. We invite you to RSVP by email, though it is not required to attend; just drop a note to Tabor at tabor@lansingarts.org.

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Grant Chats: March 2023

Grant Chats: March 2023

Mar. 14, 2023 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

One part networking and one part grant consultation, Chats take place at coffee and tea shops in the Capital Region. Swing by Biggby Coffee (Elmwood Dr) on Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2023, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to discuss your creative ideas with membership & program manager, Taylor Haslett! She can provide information on local grant opportunities and assist you in planning your applications. We invite you to RSVP by email, though it is not required to attend; just drop a note to Taylor at taylor@lansingarts.org.

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smARTS Workshop - “Advocating for the Arts and Yourself” with Deb Polich from Creative Washtenaw

smARTS Workshop - “Advocating for the Arts and Yourself” with Deb Polich from Creative Washtenaw

Feb. 6, 2023 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

March is Arts Advocacy month and the Arts Council believes in everyone having a voice to speak about the impact the arts in our lives. Gain advocacy tools and direct action steps from this smARTS workshop with the president and CEO of Creative Washtenaw, a champion for creative industries throughout Michigan.

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Online Office Hours: Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism

Online Office Hours: Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism

Feb. 8, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Interested in learning more about this Ingham County grant program, or looking for help with this year's application? Membership and program manager Taylor Haslett can help. Zoom information provided on the Facebook event below.

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Grant Chats: April 2023

Grant Chats: April 2023

Apr. 7, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

One part networking and one part grant consultation, Chats take place at coffee and tea shops in the Capital Region. Swing by Social Sloth Cafe on Friday, Apr. 7, 2023, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to discuss your creative ideas with membership & program manager, Taylor Haslett! She can provide information on local grant opportunities and assist you in planning your applications. We invite you to RSVP by email, though it is not required to attend; just drop a note to Taylor at taylor@lansingarts.org.

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Grant Chats: May 2023

Grant Chats: May 2023

May 1, 2023 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

One part networking and one part grant consultation, Chats take place at coffee and tea shops in the Capital Region. Swing by Blue Owl Coffee (Old Town location) on Monday, May 1, 2023, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to discuss your creative ideas with membership & program manager, Taylor Haslett! She can provide information on local grant opportunities and assist you in planning your applications. We invite you to RSVP by email, though it is not required to attend; just drop a note to Taylor at taylor@lansingarts.org.

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Grant Chats: June 2023

Grant Chats: June 2023

June 7, 2023 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

One part networking and one part grant consultation, Chats take place at coffee and tea shops in the Capital Region. Swing by Foster Coffee Company (East Lansing location) on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. to discuss your creative ideas with membership & program manager, Taylor Haslett! She can provide information on local grant opportunities and assist you in planning your applications. We invite you to RSVP by email, though it is not required to attend; just drop a note to Taylor at taylor@lansingarts.org.

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