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Generating Connections and Community Prosperity across the Upper Peninsula through Arts & Culture

The Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance is a a 501(c)(3) non-profit comprised of Artisans and art organizations, historians and culture bearers, as well as allies in related sectors such as tourism and recreation, local and regional government and economic development. We seek to improve the visibility, connectivity, and sustainability of the arts and culture sector as part of the broader fabric of regional Upper Peninsula development.


what does the upper peninsula arts and culture alliance do?

Distribute funds through Michigan Arts & Culture Council Regional Regranting program for the Central and Western Upper Peninsula

Promote Arts & Culture, Arts Education, & Creative Communities through public outreach events, advocacy, and education

Connect individuals, organizations, artists, performers, and audiences across the U.P. through networking opportunities and a public arts and culture database

Measure the quantifiable impact of arts and culture in the economy of the Upper Peninsula


Annual Conference

Join us in Marquette September 28 for this year's annual conference. This day-long event will cover diverse topics on economics, creativity, and networking on the theme of arts and culture advocacy across the U.P.


Grant Information

Resources and information about grants available from The Michigan Arts and Culture Council. Find out how you can apply for funding for an organization, an arts and culture project, or an individual artist or arts professional.


The Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance is proud to publish the findings of Arts & Economic Prosperity 6, which found over $42 million in arts and culture spending in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

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Keep up to date on upcoming events such as educational and funding opportunities, research, networking, professional development, annual conference, and more. E-newsletters are a great way to stay in touch with the arts and culture community in the Upper Peninsula, and find out what the Alliance is doing day to day.

Newsletters go out approximately once weekly. We promise not to spam you!

latest news & updates

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