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Looking Back on 2018, Looking Forward to 2019
To my Michigan friends,
As we close out 2018 and look forward to 2019, there is a great deal to be grateful for as an organization. Over the last two years we have reinvigorated our state consortium, putting us back on the map nationally and better serving our members through providing opportunities for relationship-building and professional development close to home.

This rebuilding could not have been done without the time and hard work of our board. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Bryan Jao, Ellen Engle, Lynn Booms, Mike Nadolski, Tracey Lawie, and Xavier Verna, who have all served on the board in different capacities in the last two years. Without their support of the renewed vision Michigan Presenters implemented in the last two years, we would not be embarking on an exciting path with our new board, who are already hard at work planning for 2019. It has been my utmost pleasure to serve as President and greatly appreciate the opportunity to connect with and get to know all our members.

THANK YOU for your continued support and participation in Michigan Presenters! See you in 2019!

-Katie Trzaska-Miller, President

2019 Membership Drive

Our 2019 membership drive will kick off in January! Please watch your mail and email for membership renewal information, as well as exciting news about what is coming up in 2019.
Dues will still be assessed on a by-organization basis, allowing for any and all staff, board members, or volunteers to attend Michigan Presenters events on behalf of the member organization. 
See you at APAP 2019!

Mark your calendars now for our MI Presenters business meeting at APAP in January!

Saturday January 5, 2019
8:00 am-9:00 am
Location: The Hilton, Harlem Suite

We know it's early... but is there a better way to kick off your APAP experience than connecting with your Michigan colleagues?

Bring your coffee and a bagel and catch up with colleagues and preview the conference together. Share your strategies, artists you're interested in, and maybe find a new conference buddy. See you in New York!
Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF)
Getting to Know Our Members
Organization Name: Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Location: Top of the Park at Ingalls Mall, The Power Center, and other various Ann Arbor venues

Mission Statement/Organizational Focus: A2SF presents a world-class celebration of arts and entertainment that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.

Types of programming offered: The nearly four-week gathering offers dozens of performances, activities, exhibitions, and screenings representative of the best in music, theater, immersive, interactive, digital, dance, contemporary circus, public radio shows, comedy, film, spectacle, street arts, and family entertainment.

Looking to collaborate/route programming? Yes!

About the organization: The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an eclectic, dynamic, and far-reaching celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. The Festival aspires to be a leading multi-arts festival and an enduring local treasure – a widely anticipated, interactive hub of creative and community energy.

James Carter,
Programming & Operations


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Sorry we missed our November e-newsletter!
Our president and main newsletter editor, Katie Trzaska-Miller, was a little busy with her brand new son, Leo, born October 29, 2018 (on his due date!)
Happy holidays from Leo and Michigan Presenters!

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