Local arts councils play an important role in advocating, encouraging and developing arts and cultural awareness. By facilitating, convening, and organizing the arts, advocating for arts education and interacting with local arts and cultural organizations, they are instrumental in raising public awareness and the quality of life in local communities.
Below is a list of local arts councils in Michigan.
A statewide service organization is defined as an organization with membership or constituency that spans the state; that offers services to artists, arts organizations or in the field of arts education; that promote the arts through advocacy efforts; and/or provides arts information services to the public.
Below are links to organizations that are resources for the arts industry in our state:
Building Creative Capital, Wolf Brown (2009)
Organizations, communities, or metropolitan regions ask WolfBrown to help them measure the impact of what they do. Drawing on new understandings of creativity, as well as a number of WolfBrown projects, Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf and Dr. Steven Holochwost suggest that a focus on building creative capital is a powerful way to think about planning for, executing, and measuring the impact of the arts and culture. By way of example, they examine how this framework has informed and energized one of the most active sectors of WolfBrown’s work: arts and cultural education.