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Since 1966, the State of Michigan has recognized the value and importance of a vibrant arts and cultural sector. The Michigan Arts and Culture Council was established to maintain and nurture its cultural and artistic riches. The Council reaffirms and believes in our enabling doctrine:
The Council envisions a Michigan where communities celebrate creative expression and every person has access to, or participates in, arts and cultural experiences.
The Council guides the distribution of resources to ensure that Michigan communities thrive from the civic, economic, and educational benefits of arts and culture.
The Council believes that government has a responsibility to ensure public access to arts and culture through the state, and because of that belief:
While arts and culture are woven throughout all aspects of life, the Council will focus its primary efforts on four core activities:
Within each activity there are five strategic action areas which unify and advance the work of the Council while best representing the field:
All council meetings start at 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted:
April 21, 2023 - Alpena
July 21, 2023 - Sault St. Marie
September 22, 2023 - Holland