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RSVP Now for the Fall Meeting!
Our last member meeting of 2017 will take place on October 24, 2017 at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee, MI.

Join us for networking, professional development, and to learn more about the Ramsdell, one of our newest member organizations. Member organizations are challenged to invite one new organization to the meeting to spread the word about MI Presenters.

RSVP HERE by October 16!

Meeting Agenda

9:30 am                    Coffee and networking
10:00 am                  Call to order, welcome, introductions
10:15-11:45 am        Presentation on the Ramsdell + facility tour
11:45-12:30 pm        Lunch
12:30-2:00 pm          Professional development session
2:00-2:15 pm            Break
2:15-3:00 pm            Official member meeting w/ organizational business

Professional Development

Catching Dreams: Finding The Right Fit For Your Mitt
Jamie-Sue Seal, Smokin' Sleddog Records, Ohio Arts Professionals Network Board Member

Catching dreams requires clear vision, balance and stamina. Arts presenters must oftentimes tap into the most extreme ends of the spectrum, and simultaneously be risk takers and conservatives. So why leave all the creativity up to the artists and shows that are being presented at your venue? Is your space too big or too small? Is it time to play the game a little differently? What are AM Arts…3.14 dates…what are secret shows? Find out when you join us for an imaginative, interactive and conversational session. Bring your mitt…it’s time to catch some dreams.

Holiday Programming... Here it Comes!

The crunch and stress of holiday programming is quickly approaching- and we want to hear from you!
-What tips and tricks do you have for making it from October through January, balancing work and the holidays?
-What kind of programming has been the most successful for your organization?
-What "extras" do you add on to your programming to bring in audiences?
-How do you break through the onslaught of all the holiday activities and make your messaging heard?
Take our 5-minute survey and your advice will be shared in our next newsletter!

The Village Theater

Getting to Know Our Members

The Village Theatre

Location: Canton Township, MI

Mission Statement: Our organizational focus is to provide a venue for local performing arts groups to perform at affordable rates and for residents of the Canton Community and beyond to have a venue to see live performing arts all within their own community.

Programming: Various; community theater, small touring productions, live music, orchestra music, magicians, just about everything.

Looking to collaborate/route programming? Absolutely!

Abot the Village Theatre:
The Village Theater is a part of Canton Townships Leisure Services department and is a 400 seat venue able to accommodate most types of performing arts.  The theater is home to multiple partnership groups that regularly perform throughout the year as well as various rental groups and a series of Canton Produced performances from around the world.  An advantage of being a township subsidized entity is that The Village Theater has very affordable rental rates that include the use of staff, equipment, and box office services.


Joe Kvoriak,
Performing Arts Coordinator

We Want YOU!
Michigan Presenters wants to feature more great stories about our member organizations! Have a great experience to share? Collaboration gone well? Insight that could benefit other members? Send feature story ideas to Katie at
(See our July newsletter for a great feature on the new Detroit Music Weekend festival.)

News You Can Use

Industry news, research, reports, and grants
October is National Arts and Humanities Month

Get involved with resources from Americans for the Arts
How to start
 Creative Conversations in your community

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From Around the Country and World
Is an Obsession with Arts-As-Useful-Policy A Road to Nowhere?
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New Report About the Arts and Health in Older Adults
Arts and Culture, Philly's $4 Billion Engine

Does you organization have exciting news to share?  Has your organization received a grant from an under-the-radar foundation or granting organization? Have you found a new resource that our members should know about?

Send details to and we'll include a listing in our monthly newsletter.

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