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.


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

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Our Events

GRIT Grants Workshop, June

GRIT Grants Workshop, June

June 9, 2022 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Arts Council Greater Lansing proudly presents the Gaining Recovery in Transition (GRIT) Grants Program!

Made possible through the generosity of the National Endowment for the Arts, this one-time grant program will award $200,000 in federal funds to artists and nonprofit organizations in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. We invite artists and organizations to attend a grant workshop prior to applying. Though not required, we HIGHLY recommend attending for help in determining your eligibility and strengthening your application. To attend, please register here. This workshop will be held at Foster Community Center.

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Grant Chats, July

Grant Chats, July

June 13, 2022 12 - 2 p.m.

Grant Chats are monthly drop-in events hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. One part networking and one part grant consultation, they typically take place at coffee and tea shops in the Capital Region.

Swing by Flour Child Bakery on July 13, 2022 between 12 - 2 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

Learn more about Flour Child Bakery by visiting

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June Creative Mixer

June Creative Mixer

June 29, 2022

The Arts Council invites the public and our members to this Creative Mixer held at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center, featuring Mid-Michigan Art Guild's Spring Exhibition. The mixer is open to all, but we are especially inviting our current members to bring a "future member" along with them. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce artists and arts organization friends to the Arts Council and to all the area creatives attending the event. Light refreshments will be provided by our amazing sponsor Old Town General Store. The event runs from 5-7 p.m. Please register so we know how many to expect! See you there!

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