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Mark Your Calendars for the 2018 Fall Meeting
Michigan Presenters Fall Meeting
Thursday October 4, 2018
The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
Benton Harbor, MI

Join us for our last quarterly meeting of the year, where we will elect a new board, take a tour of the Mendel Center, and engage in professional development and networking.

10:00 am                Welcome and introductions
10:15-11:00 am      Business meeting & new board elections
11:00-12:30 pm      Mendel Center host presentation and tour
12:30-1:00 pm        Lunch (included) & networking
1:00-3:00 pm          Professional development with John Sinkevics of Local Spins
3:00-5:00 pm          Board Transition and Planning Session

  Learn more about John Sinkevics and Local Spins 

Board Elections
The term for the current board comes to an end in December, and we will be electing new representatives to the following positions to provide transition time before the new board begins their duties as of January 1. Any voting or associate member is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors; board terms are two years in length.
Vice President
Up to two at-large members

Those interested in running should contact current president Katie Trzaska-Miller at for more information. All candidates will be asked to provide a biography and photo for distribution to membership prior to elections and to be present at the meeting if possible. Members not able to attend will be able to participate in elections via conference call.

See You at Arts Midwest!

September 5-8, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

Michigan Presenters will hold it's Arts Midwest Business Meeting on Wednesday, September 5,
4:00-5:15 pm. 

Make sure to add us to your conference schedule!

Hotel deadline is August 15

Arts Midwest is looking for mentors for their New Colleague Program to mentor first time conference attendees. Email Anna Buchholz for more information or to volunteer at

Don't miss the chance to participate in our professional development survey! Your feedback will help shape the next two years of Michigan Presenters. We'll discuss the results at Arts Midwest.
Midland Center for the Arts

Getting to Know Our Members

Organization Name: Midland Center for the Arts

Location: Midland, MI (Great Lakes Bay Region)

Mission Statement/Organizational Focus:
To be a regional cultural destination where people find meaning and connection in their busy lives.

Types of programming offered: Touring Broadway, world music and dance, concerts, comedy, classical, and community engagement specific.

Looking to collaborate/route programming? We are always open to collaborate on routing for an artist. Being in Midland, we are in a location avoiding conflict with most markets and are well routed with Lansing, Detroit, Kalamazoo among many other cities. Keeping open lines of communication with my colleagues around the state is beneficial to everyone as opportunities come up.
About the organization: The Midland Center of the Arts is a unique place where audiences, patrons, and participants can each find a place to perform, participate or both! Physically, the Center is made up of a 1,500 seat proscenium theater, 400 seat theater with 360 degree rotating stage and ancillary spaces to support each in addition to a museum of science and art and an off-site historical campus. The performances that take place on our stages (and beyond) include the Midland Symphony Orchestra, a regional professional symphony as part of the Center, adult and youth choirs, community theater productions as well as a Broadway series and other performances across various genres.

Bryan Jao, Vice President of Programming


News You Can Use

Industry news, research, reports, and grants
Member Updates
Congratulations to Grace Kelmer (Mendel Center) and Matt Travis (Midland Center) on their acceptance to the 2019 APAP Emerging Leaders Institute!

Congratulations to Diane Willcox on her recent appointment as GM of Broadway in Tucson. With Diane's departure, the Wharton Center is now hiring a Director of Marketing and Communications. Applications will be accepted through August 21. Apply HERE, posting #50369. Feel free to share this position within your networks.

From Around the State
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From Around the Country and World
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Audience Retention: How the CA Symphony Spent Almost Nothing to Learn Something Priceless

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