Upcoming smARTS Workshops

Stay tuned! More workshops coming soon.

Past smARTS Workshops

February smARTS Workshop with Deb Polich
February 6, 2023     12:00 - 2:00 p.m.     Online    Free for members and non-members      https://bit.ly/smARTSFeb2023

March is Arts Advocacy month and the Arts Council believes in everyone having a voice to speak about the impact of the arts in our lives. When we all advocate for arts funding, we all win. It’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to reach out to your local representatives, or send letters to state senators, or even speak with them directly. Is it possible to schedule meetings with them? Yes, it is! You have that power as a creative individual to share the impact the arts have on your community. 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.

January smARTS Workshop with Andrea Binoniemi
January 25, 2023     3:00 - 4:00 p.m.     MICA     Free for members and non-members      https://bit.ly/smARTSJan2023

In this smARTS event, Financial Professional and Benefits Consultant Andrea Binoniemi will explore the basics of financial planning both as a part-time and full-time artist, more importantly as a full-time human. How can ‘right now you’ set ‘future you’ up for success? Through her experience and role at Centennial Group, she has all the tools to share with you on how to make sure you’re aligning your financial goals with your artistic ones.

November smARTS Artist Talk with Judy Walgren
November 15, 2022     5:00 - 7:00 p.m.     MICA       FREE for members and non-members

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Judy Walgren, is an associate director and professor of practice at the MSU School of Journalism. She is also a photo editor, executive producer, curator and visual artist. In this talk, Judy will explore the evolution of photojournalism and the importance of its influence on social change. She will share about her own career, describing her experiences with collaborative portraiture and her latest work around the governor election. This smARTS artist talk will be held on Nov. 15, 2022, from 5 - 7 p.m. at MICA in Old Town. Get all the details and register by emailing Taylor Haslett at taylor@lansingarts.org.

April smARTS Workshop: Elevating Stories in the Fresh Coast State with Josh Holliday
April 27, 2022     9:30 - 11:00 a.m.     Online      FREE for members and non-members

April marked our second smARTS event of 2022! In this workshop, marketing and communications professional Josh Holliday detailed his work as founder and editor of the statewide digital storytelling platform Fresh Coast Perspective. Participants learned about this unique publication that shares stories of the artists, creatives and innovators who are making Michigan a vibrant and exciting place and found out how they could be featured.
Fresh Coast Perspective: https://www.freshcoastperspective.com/

Sarah Pierce on getting the most out of 517 Living
February 24, 2022     3:00 - 4:30 p.m.     Online      FREE for members and non-members

Thank you for joining us online for our first smARTS workshop of 2022! In this workshop Sarah Pierce walked participants through the history of 517 Living and how to get the most out of its event calendar, directory and more.
517 Living: https://www.517living.com/