Arts + Creative Industries = Impact

Members help safeguard the thriving arts and creative industries in Washtenaw County.

Members of The Arts Alliance support its mission to champion the arts & creative industries in Washtenaw County, MI—arts and creative individuals, organizations and businesses—to ensure that the greater Ann Arbor region remains a great place to create, live, work, learn, play and visit.

The Arts Alliance is a leader, persuading community leaders and stakeholders of the importance of arts and creativity in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline and Ypsilanti plus 21 townships in the County.

Arts & Creative Industries Members

Creative Individuals

People who self-identify as artists and creatives or who work in the creative industries.

Creative Businesses

Arts, cultural and heritage organizations and creative businesses.

Ally Members

Creative Champions

Individuals or businesses that invest in the work and efforts of The Arts Alliance to advocate for, support and promote the arts and creative industries in Washtenaw County.

Six Reasons to Join The Arts Alliance 

We turn to members first for opinions, recommendations, insights, ideas and opportunities.

We communicate to promote members through our Annual Arts & Creative Industries Guide, social media, bi-weekly e-Newsletters and website.

We facilitate initiatives, projects and studies that you identify and benefit from: minigrants; Washtenaw County Master Culture Plan; Region 9 Mini grants; Creative Center Assessment; Nonprofit Economic Impact Study; and more.

We educate to advance life-long learning initiatives and the integration of arts and creative education into preK-12 curriculum for the future of the arts and creative industries as well as our communities.

We advocate for public policy and public and private investment to help grow and sustain the arts and creative industries in our region.

We celebrate the awards won, the programs applauded, the grants received and the acclaims given to our creative individuals and businesses as well as those who act as ambassadors, advisors, advocates and askers.

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