The West Michigan Arts Council is seeking individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. These volunteer positions are open to all adults with an interest in the arts. WMAC is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit originally formed in 1994 which has grown over the years until today. We have participants and audience members reaching into all eight counties surrounding the city of Grand Rapids.
The arts council supports fifteen local arts groups in western Michigan including six music groups; Embellish Handbells, the Rockford Civic Symphony, Rockford Community Band, Rockford Community Choir, Rogue Brass and Uniquely Rogue. We support four theater groups; Cedar Springs Community Players, Flat River Community Players, Hit ’N’ Run Players and Prides Young Artists. We also support two visual arts groups; Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association and the North Kent Camera Club based in Sparta. We also support the School of the Rockford Ballet, the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and Rockford Writers. Primarily we provide marketing assistance to all member groups as well as providing legal assistance with organizational issues and helping with fundraising efforts and grant applications.
We’re working with member groups at this time to establish the 2022 performance schedule which includes all member group productions. It also includes several productions hosted as fundraisers by the arts council; a live performance in Rogers Park, an annual Dinner Theater event in the Sparta Civic Center, and a Holiday Warm Up event also in the Civic Center. We also host art classes and children’s events.
With planning in process for 2022, this is a great time to join the organization. Monthly board meetings are conducted online via Zoom. Our office is in the Sparta Chamber of Commerce Building on Division Street, however, this office currently is staffed only by appointment. That should change as time goes on, but the safety of our board, our members, and the public is our top priority.
Potential board members need just one thing—an interest in the arts. Visit our website: www.wmartsc.org for more information on the West Michigan Arts Council . You can also find more information on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/westmichiganarts/ Email us to request a simple form to apply for a board position: firstname.lastname@example.org Experience is not necessary, enthusiasm is!
Arts Rockford dba West Michigan Arts Council is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and regional re-granting agency Lowell Arts!