The Arts & Industry Council (AIC), formerly the United Arts Council of Calhoun County, is Michigan's oldest incorporated non-profit arts council. The AIC provides marketing and technical services, professional development programs, and grants to more than 60 arts and cultural organizations and hundreds of Michigan artists. The AIC Events Calendar is the region's only one-stop source of information for arts/culture activity!
As Calhoun County's arts advocate, the AIC's mission is to improve quality of life through the arts by focusing on four strategic areas of action: 1) growing the arts and creative industries, 2) marketing the arts, 3) advocating for the arts, and 4) facilitating networks.
The AIC's new strategic plan places discernable emphasis on creative industries and cultural economic development. All of the new AIC programs and services outlined on this site have been requested by community stakeholders. We hope you'll find these tools useful and will come back to visit us often!
June 2, 2010 Attention Professional and Amateur Photographers! The State Historic Preservation Office Wants YOU to Enter it?s First-Ever Photography Contest! The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) wants YOU to Celebrate...
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Community Music School Offers Gift of Music The Community Music School?s winter registration will open November 29, with Christmas gift certificates available. At the Community Music School, a person can experience the benefits of music-making Read More
It would be an honor for me to accept a commission from you to meditate and bring forward a painting that was meant just for you or someone you love. Call for details and price. Read More
The Getty Foundation supports a diverse range of projects worldwide that strengthen the understanding and conservation of the visual arts. The Foundation?s Museum Conservation Grants are designed to assist institutions in caring for their permanent... Read More
Cintas Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or... Read More