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We invite proposals for Breakout Sessions on topics related to arts and culture advocacy at this year’s Annual Conference in Marquette on September 28.

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?


Michigan Arts & Culture Council Regional Regranter for the Central and Western Upper Peninsula


Promote Arts & Culture, Arts Education, & Creative Communities


Connect individuals, organizations, artists, performers, and audiences across the U.P.


Measure the Economic Impact of the Arts in the Upper Peninsula, and its impact on tourism and the community at large


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.

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