NMU has received two recent external grants:
Melissa Matucsak (DeVos Art Museum) was awarded $20,400 for the museum’s partnership with the Rabbit Island artists-in-residence program. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs provided the funding to support artists’ time creating new work, along with the production of a related exhibition and an accompanying catalogue. The Rabbit Island Residency, founded in 2011, is located on a remote island in Lake Superior. The DeVos Art Museum established a partnership with the residency in 2012 to present public programs featuring the artists who have spent time on the island. It previously presented exhibitions, lectures, publications and educational programs as part of this partnership. Artists who will be in residence on Rabbit Island this summer 2014 will participate in an exhibition at the DeVos in August-September.
Dan Truckey (Beaumier Center) received $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a residency by violinist Regina Carter, including workshops and performances. The Northern Nights series he directs will partner with the NMU Jazz Festival to bring Carter to Marquette for a three-day residency. She will conduct workshops and clinics and perform at two public events.