Join us to Champion, Support and Advocate for the Arts + Creative Industries in Washtenaw County, MI

Our creative community makes Washtenaw County a great place to create, live, work, learn, play and visit.

The Arts Alliance is a coalition of the creative community and champions of the arts in the greater Ann Arbor area.

We are artists, musicians, actors, designers and architects. We are creative businesses and organizations—museums, galleries, art centers, maker spaces, theaters, universities and agencies. And, we’re the fans and patrons of the arts—everyone from individuals to businesses who understand that the arts are an essential part of our lives.

Together, our voice is strong.

How We Work

Facilitate

The Arts Alliance explores issues, conducts research, fosters and administers creative initiatives.

Advocate

The Arts Alliance voices the creative sector’s impact on quality of life and place.

Communicate

The Arts Alliance promotes creative sector programs and collaborative initiatives.

Educate

The Arts Alliance encourages life-long creative learning programs. 

Celebrate

The Arts Alliance trumpets the triumphs of the arts and creative industries.

PROJECTS

Some of The Arts Alliance works is behind the scenes such as conducting needs assessments for arts and cultural education, administering grants or managing research projects. Other work is more visible such as managing public art and design projects or  recognizing excellence with The Arts Alliance’s Medals for Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

Region 9 Minigrants

The Arts Alliance serves as the Region 9 regranting agency for the minigrant program through a partnership with the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA). Learn more.

Public Art & Design

The Arts Alliance engages local community members in public art and design plans and projects it manages throughout Washtenaw County. Learn more.

 

Washtenaw County
Cultural Master Plan

Broad- based community engagement and the Washtenaw County Cultural Master Plan informs the strategy and work of The Arts Alliance. Learn more.

The Arts Alliance is grateful for the support of its members and these lead donors.

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