2021

Article Archive

Join Our Team! We Are Hiring for Two Positions!

We're hiring! We have two positions open at the Arts Council. If you love arts and culture and want to be part of a creative, supportive and innovative team, the Arts Council could just be the place for you!

September 3, 2021

Arts Roll Call Episode 7: Michael Beebe--For the Love History and the Arts

Welcome to Arts Roll Call, the bi-monthly podcast that features Arts Council artists and arts organizations. This month in episode 7 of the podcast, we speak with board president of Friends of Turner-Dodge House, Michael Beebe.

September 1, 2021

Mayor’s Racial Justice and Equity Report Addresses Arts and Culture as Part of It’s Plan

Mayor Andy Schor and members of the Mayor’s Racial Justice and Equity Alliance (MRJEA) recently announced the completion of their report on Racial Justice and Equity in the City of Lansing. The Arts Council of Greater Lansing was honored to be part of the Arts and Culture workgroup and participate in this important project.

August 12, 2021

Arts Roll Call Episode 6: Najeema Iman--Cultivation & Collaboration

Welcome to Arts Roll Call, the bi-monthly podcast that features Arts Council artists and arts organizations. This month in episode 6 of the podcast, we speak with local artist, activist and entrepreneur Najeema Iman.

July 8, 2021

Love Lansing Like a Local

Greater Lansing’s attractions, recreational and entertainment facilities are inviting you to come play this summer.

June 4, 2021

Arts Council of Greater Lansing Announces $28,789 in Grants

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is pleased to announce 2021 Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) grantfunding totaling $28,789 to be distributed to area artists and arts and cultureorganizations.

May 11, 2021

Remebering Simone Joyaux--bidding a sad farewell

This week we had to bid farewell to a great friend and supporter of the Arts Council. She was an internationally known and well-loved leader in fundraising, board development and donor strategy and well respected in the nonprofit realm. She was also our consultant over the last year and had become a strong, welcome and honest voice in guiding the growth of our organization.

May 4, 2021

Arts Night Out Goes Off the Map With Kate Snyder, Piper & Gold

Welcome to Arts Night Out--Off the Map, a bi-monthly blog series where we share the insights and reflections of past Arts Night Out participants. Arts Night Out may be on a short hiatus, but it is still in everyone’s hearts. So, until we can gather again, we are taking it off the map and bringing it to you in small bites of memories from businesses around town.

May 4, 2021

Arts Roll Call Episode 5: Masaki Takahashi--Building a Mecca

Welcome to Arts Roll Call, the bi-monthly podcast that features Arts Council artists and arts organizations. This month in episode 5 of the podcast, we speak with local poet and founder of The Poetry Room, Masaki Takahashi.

May 3, 2021

Arts Council of Greater Lansing Announces a Request for Qualifications

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing announces a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a new public art project in partnership with Provision Living Senior Communities. The project will be installed at 6350 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823. This creation should tie back to the history of the Greater Lansing Area in hopes of providing a pleasant memory to community elders who may reside in our building or who are simply passing by.

April 9, 2021

Arts Council of Greater Lansing Announces Seventh Annual “Support Young Creatives” Campaign 

In celebration of Youth Arts Month, the Arts Council is proud to feature our young creatives on billboards around the region for the month of March. With the support of Adams Outdoor Advertisting, the Arts Council is featuring the work of six talented area youth artists in its seventh annual campaign!

March 8, 2021

Arts Roll Call Episode 4: Ozay Moore & Anthony Jones-Player--We Are All Students

Welcome to episode 4 of Arts Roll Call. In this month's podcast our host, Robin Miner-Swartz spoke with local hip hop artists Ozay Moore and Anthony James-Player from All of the Above Hip Hop Academy.

March 4, 2021

City of Lansing Announces More Than $42,000 in Arts Project Grants

Mayor Andy Schor announced second round of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Cityof Lansing Arts Project Grants totaling $42,500 were awarded to five local arts and cultural organizations. These grants are funded through the City of Lansing and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. 

March 2, 2021

Arts Roll Call Episode 3: Jessy Gregg--Collaboration and Community

Welcome to Episode 3 of Arts Roll Call--a podcast for the arts curious. In this episode, host Robin Miner-Swartz and Jessy Greg, discuss Jessy's many roles in the community, including artist, shop owner at Seams Fabric, City of East Lansing Mayor Pro Tem and also sits on the East Lansing' Arts Commission. They also look at the highs and lows of being a store owner during a pandemic, the importance of collaboration and so much more.

January 11, 2021