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"The Collective Voice for Cultural Organizations in Michigan"

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Join the Cultural Advocacy Network! 

Lend your voice to the Cultural Advocacy Network to help promote and advocate for our cultural organizations, resources and funding in Michigan.

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Fresh Coast Perspective

A strategic pillar of CAN’s advocacy efforts exist in the stories of artists, creatives and the industry at work here in the State of Michigan. CAN has forged a partnership with the newly developed statewide digital platform, Fresh Coast Perspective, to deliver upon these efforts with intentional stories on the innovation and creativity across the Fresh Coast State. From articles to podcasts, Fresh Coast Perspective will uncover these stories for a growing platform of arts administrators, patrons and artists to discover Michigan’s creative economy.

Learn more by clicking here.

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MCACA Wants to Hear From You!

Since 1966, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has been dedicated to ensuring that every citizen and community in Michigan enjoys the civic, economic and educational benefits of arts and culture. This mission drives everything we do, and we are excited to continue promoting, advocating for, and advancing arts and culture in Michigan. And we want you’re help to make sure we are branded and perceived by communities throughout our state (and beyond) as clearly and appropriately as possible. MCACA is undergoing a name change and we want your input! We’re not changing what we do – just what we’re called. Reply to this email NO LATER THAN July 30th with your ideas for what you think is the perfect name for the Council. What title can accurately, clearly, and professionally tell the world who we are and what we do? Email your ideas to

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