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DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Leaders of the festival will be training volunteers and reporters on topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes. Join us for this free training on Thursday night to get ready to report well.

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DisArt meets Art.Downtown.

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

To build awareness around the Year of Arts + Access and the DisArt Festival, Art.Downtown. will showcase Disabled artists in several accessible locations.

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Curators take over: Non-traditional spaces on South Division

Submitted 02-17-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

A new workspace has been launched at 307 S. Division, with an open call for artists and curators to submit show proposals.

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Two Detroit poets to bring new stories to Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Tarfia Faizullah and Jamaal May will read from their first books of poetry, which discuss the history of Detroit and Bangladesh.

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Poetry and Pints reading series proves written word not dead

Submitted 02-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Poetry and Pints is a monthly poetry reading series located at Harmony Brewing Company, featuring poetry about everything from Nancy Drew to divorce to professional wrestling.

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Dyer-Ives Competition looks to foster local poets

Submitted 02-12-2015 under NEWS

The contest is seeking out poems from all Kent County residents, from kindergarten students to adults, and is giving out cash prizes to winners.

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Artists, musicians come together for creative nights at local brewery

Submitted 02-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Hosted by Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Studio Night invites artists to the brewery to work on projects while listening to local musicians.

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WMCAT acquires new screen printing program

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology has acquired a screen printing operation out of Holland, Michigan to launch a new social enterprise initiative.

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First Fridays to return to Division corridor

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

Avenue for the Arts will debut their new headquarters during February's First Friday event.

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Voting for Write Michigan short stories contest almost over

Submitted 01-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local writers compete to win $250 and see their work published in this year’s Write Michigan anthology. Public votes are open through January 31.

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