RECONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH A SHARED LOVE OF THE ARTS
The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture is currently accepting requests for projects to take place during this year’s City of Marquette Art Week, scheduled for Monday, June 19 – Saturday, June 24, 2023.
Art Week is an annual event held during the last full week of June that invites local artists, organizations, and businesses to come together, collaborate, and present a series of free arts and cultural events, concerts, workshops, performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and more for the Marquette community. The mission of Art Week is to build and empower a vibrant community through the arts by building partnerships and collaboration between artists and organizations, growing and empowering artists, and increasing audience engagement by removing barriers to participate with arts and culture.
This year’s Art Week theme is Home. We ask that proposed projects connect to and play off this theme. What does Home mean to you? Is it a place, or a feeling? Is it something that you find, or something that you make? What makes Marquette feel like Home? What could make it feel more like Home? We encourage you to think creatively about how the arts can articulate what Home means to you and the community we share.
This theme was inspired in large part by the City of Marquette’s ongoing Community Master Plan Update. The Community Master Plan will provide a long-term vision for Marquette and guide our community development. What values define Marquette? How do we navigate our space and where do we spend our time? What stories do we tell when asked about our home here? Which places are “must visits” when welcoming a new resident? How can we improve our community and what sort of place do we want to build for future generations?
As such, we are particularly interested in project proposals that tie into the Community Master Plan process, tell the story of Marquette, and inform how we envision its future.
Artists and organizations interested in proposing a project must complete and submit a proposal form, linked below, by Friday, February 24.
Requests for funding assistance of up to $500 are also being accepted via the same form, made possible thanks to support from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council. Please review the guidelines for funding opportunities prior to submitting the form.
Don’t have a specific project in mind, but still want to be a part of Art Week? Additional opportunities to get involved will be shared on the Compass in the coming months.
Art Week Project Proposal Guidelines: LINK
Art Week Project Proposal Form: LINK
For more information, please visit the Marquette Compass Art Week homepage, www.mqtcompass.com/art-week. Please contact the Office of Arts & Culture with any additional questions at email@example.com or (906) 228-0472.