Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Feb. 2012 Quarterly Update from @ArtServemi Michigan
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February 2012 - Quarterly Update
Governor Snyder Recommends $6.15 Million for MCACA

Earlier this month, Governor Snyder released his Fiscal Year 2013 Executive Budget Recommendations calling for $6,150,000 for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The recommendation represents an investment of $5 million in state General Fund / General Purpose dollars and $1.15 million in federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts. Overall, the recommendation would mean an increase of $3,582,600 from FY12 to FY13 - nearly quadrupling the state's investment in arts and culture!
  • Click here for Gov. Snyder's FY13 Executive Budget Recommendation
  • Click here for ArtServe's full announcement on the Governor's Budget Recommendation
  • Click here for joint media release from Michigan Municipal League and ArtServe
ArtServe Releases 'Creative State Michigan' Economic Report

ArtServe's new 'Creative State Michigan' economic report shows that 211 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations contributed nearly half a billion dollars in expenditures to the economy of Michigan in 2009. ArtServe has always known that Michigan's arts and cultural nonprofit organizations have a tremendous economic and social impact - and now we have the hard numbers to back it up!
  • Click here for ArtServe's new 'Creative State Michigan' economic report
  • Click here for ArtServe's press release on 'Creative State Michigan' report

Become a 2012 Organizational Member today!

Become a Member
Your organization's 2012 membership with ArtServe Michigan ensures that our mission to cultivate the creative potential of Michigan's arts and cultural sector to enhance the health and well-being of Michigan, its people and communities not only will continue, but will be strengthened by your support. ArtServe member organizations help us intensify our advocacy efforts for the arts, culture and arts education and support for the transformative power of the creative industries. 2012 membership presents the opportunity for your organization's voice to be included in the work for sustainable gains in the arts and culture in Michigan!
  • Click here to use our online form to become a 2012 Organizational Member with ArtServe
  • Click here to download the hardcopy PDF form to become a 2012 Organizational Member
  • Click here to learn more about 2012 Membership, including our joint-membership discount for Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) members
  • Memberships are for organizations and nonprofits, individuals may support ArtServe's work by donating here
'Creative Impact' E-Zine & Events

In May 2011, ArtServe launched 'Creative Impact Michigan', a statewide e-magazine and events website, with monthly video features. Hosted at, the e-publication focuses on fresh and positive news, as well as events, that promote the state's growing creative sector and its impact on Michigan communities. 'Creative Impact Michigan' is delivered biweekly (2nd and 4th Thursday of each month) and has covered nearly 70 stories across the state!
ArtServe has a New Website!

ArtServe has a new website - visit and please let us know what you think! We've improved the layout of the new site so that it connects directly to ArtServe microsites such as and while helping the organization to enhance management of e-communications, announcements, and constituent relationships. The site also has been designed to increase transparency so that visitors are more quickly connected to ArtServe events, press and media coverage focused on our statewide work, and also professional development opportunities for/from the sector including job postings and calls for art. Check out the new website here and be sure to 'Follow' us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!
ArtServe in the News

  • 2.21 BRIDGE MI: "Making Good on 'Michigan 3.0' " click here
  • 2.21 OAKLAND PRESS: "Restoring Arts Funding Key to State's Reinvention" click here
  • 2.20 PETOSKEY NEWS: "Study Shows Arts is a Major Driver for Michigan's Economy"click here
  • 2.16 ARTSBLOG: "State Arts Funding - Good News! There Isn't That Much Bad News"click here
  • 2.15 DETROIT NEWS: "Arts Funding Will Improve State" click here
  • 2.09 MLIVE: "Gov. Snyder's 2013 Budget Offers Dramatic Increase in Arts and Cultural Funding in Michigan" click here
  • 2.06 HUFFPOST DETROIT: "Securing our Future - Investment in the Arts Not a Handout"click here
  • 1.24 HUFFPOST DETROIT: "Detroit Art, Culture Organizations Have large economic Impact" click here
  • 1.23 MLIVE: "Michigan Arts and Culture Generates More Than $462 Million in Economic Activity in 2009" click here
  • 1.23 MI RADIO: "Report Shows Michigan's Arts & Culture Sector Generates $462M in Economic Activity" click here
  • 1.18 CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS: "Report: State Spends $1 on Arts and Culture, Which spends $51 on Economy" click here 
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