Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ArtServe Michigan -- Summer 2011 Update #michlit

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July 26, 2011
ArtServe Honors Oscar-winning filmmaker, Arts Advocate Michael Moore

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We are proud to announce that during this year's Traverse City Film Festival, ArtServe Michigan will honor local film industry advocate and Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore with the 2011 Arts Legacy Award. The award, introduced in 2009, recognizes Moore as an individual who significantly contributes to the support and empowerment of arts, culture and arts education in Michigan.


As Founder and President of the State Theatre and Traverse City Film Festival, Moore has brought millions of dollars to the Traverse City area since 2005, has been an advocate for the Michigan film industry and has been a leader in art house theater restoration.


Because of his unmistakable contributions as a filmmaker, author and advocate for the arts, we are proud to honor him with the Arts Legacy Award sculpture, created in partnership by The Henry Ford and former Michigan artist Garry Venerable.


Past recipients have included Rick DeVos for his commitment to ArtPrize and Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motor for their lasting contributions to strengthen and sustain the arts in Michigan.


Join us in honoring Michael Moore during The Traverse City Film Festival awards event held on July 30 at the State Theatre. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit traversecityfilmfest.org or call 231-922-8901.



Click here to view ArtServe's full press release.



Grant Application Paperwork Reduced Due to Michigan CDP Reporting Features 


The next grant round of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) will have reduced paperwork because portions of the Michigan Cultural Data Project will replace it. In 2010, the MCACA awarded more than 200 grants to organizations across the state. This year, applicants will not have to complete budget and economic impact questions because that information will be provided through the  Michigan Cultural Data Project (Michigan CDP). Grants are due to the MCACA on Monday, October 3, 2011.


Organizations Must Complete Profiles to be Included in Demonstrating Impact

As a unique online tool to help arts and cultural organizations make their voices heard about the value they bring to Michigan communities, the Michigan CDP utilizes a rigorous data check process to provide more reliable data. Nearing the threshold of statistically valid data to demonstrate the economic contributions of the arts and cultural sector, now is a critical time for arts organizations to finish entering their data, achieving 'Review Complete' status. 


This fall, four regional studies and one statewide report will be compiled using CDP Review Complete data. This information will demonstrate the value of the arts and culture sector to elected officials, foundations and government agencies. The data will influence the funding decisions made by any one of these organizations.


CDP training will be held:

  • August 22 in Dearborn
  • August 23 in Royal Oak
  • August 24 in Jackson
  • August 25 in Kalamazoo
  • September 12 in St. Ignace
  • September 13 in Traverse City
  • September 14 in Holland

Registration is recommended for the free program.




Statewide Art News & Events Website is now live!

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ArtServe launched CREATIVE IMPACT MICHIGAN on May 26, 2011


Don't forget to add 'creativeimpact@artservemichigan.org' to your spam folder to ensure you continue to receive ArtServe's biweekly Creative Impact Michigan email. To date the Creative Impact Michigan writers have produced  sixteen stories from all over the state, covering many facets of Michigan's amazing creative sector!

CREATIVE IMPACT MICHIGAN is a statewide, bi-weekly e-magazine and events website focused on the entrepreneurs and practitioners who are redefining the industry, as well as the innovative arts and culture groups, practices and events contributing to Michigan's reinvention. The publication launched on May 26, 2011 and publishes every second and fourth Thursday of each month delivered by email and available at CreativeImpactMichigan.com


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Table of Contents
ArtServe honors Michael Moore with Award
MCACA Grant App Paperwork Reduced!
Creative Impact Michigan website now live


Yesterday, Rep. Tim Walberg (MI - 7) offered an amendment to cut $10 million from the NEA, which has been cut by 13 percent in the legislation already! This would result in a $30 million cut to the NEA, the deepest single year cut in 16 years.


Or for more detailed information on this issue and an update on MCACA grants please CLICK HERE
ArtServe in the UPPER PENINSULA on Aug. 8th
Artist Seminar in Marquette


"Planning for Success" Creative Many Seminar:
Defining a personal vision of success and tools for creating a realistic career plan. Led by ArtServe's Director of Creative Industries, Cezanne Charles, with the active participation of local artists, who will have an opportunity to talk about their work.

Monday, August 8, 2011
4:00 - 7:30pm

Lake Superior Theatre
270 N Lakeshore Blvd
Marquette, MI 49855


CLICK HERE for updates & information.
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MCACA Grants: 
Oct. 3, 2011 DEADLINE!


The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has announced its FY 2012 Mini-Grant Program and Program for Operational and Project Support.


CLICK HERE for more information.

Every Part of Michigan Has ArtServe Members

ArtServe Michigan is grateful for critical support from our Organizational Members.

For a complete list of our current members   click here.

Make a Real Difference as an ArtServe Member

Membership ensures that our efforts in arts, culture and arts education advocacy and support for the sector will continue.

Click here to become an organizational member online today!


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As a statewide nonprofit organization, ArtServe engages and equips individuals and organizations of all sizes to join together to effectively advocate for and invest in the arts and culture as fundamental to Michigan's future prosperity. ArtServe understands how important artists and arts and cultural organizations are for keeping Michigan a vibrant place to live, learn and work. Everyone benefits from this collectiv.e force that adds enduring value to our environments and experiences.

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