Posted by Susan Kowalski on Apr 22, 2019
Today Sue Schwantz and John Mullinax outlined a proposal to create an Artist Laureate in Canton. 
Today Sue Schwantz and John Mullinax presented a program unveiling the proposal for an Artist Laureate Program in Canton.  This program is being put together by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage and will be the second such program in the State of Michigan.  The goal is to establish Cherry Hill Village as a Regional Arts Hub for art and cultural in the community and the surrounding area.  There will be a $10,000 cash award given each year to the artist chosen who must live or have a studio in Canton.  The artist will be expected to hold 2 art shows plus 1 community outreach program during the year, and to donate 1 original piece of art to Canton's art collection.  The fund for this program will be managed by the Canton Community Foundation.  This program will solicit applications for the new artist in October 2019, and will announce the artist who is chosen in December.  The program is expected to start in March of 2020.  This program's expected outcomes include improved quality of life in the community and improved economic development.  Right now the program is focusing on the visual arts.  The committee is asking for letters of support from community organizations.  It will then work on securing a grant from the State of Michigan. 
 
Members are reminded to check the Club Website for upcoming meeting programs, upcoming events, and other announcements.  Also, please remember to let your Club President know if you will not be able to attend a meeting so that we can give an accurate count to the restaurant for food each week. 
 
Please work on assembling your backpacks for District Conference to be distributed through The United Way to the Windsor-Essex School District.  Have a great week and please join us next week for our speaker, Matthew Conquest, from Crime Stoppers of Michigan.