Our Blogs

Our student bloggers review arts events and discuss the local arts scene.

See weekly posts from our students writers and artists illuminating their thoughts and experiences with the arts!

Share Your Genius


Arts at Michigan is dedicated to providing a platform for University of Michigan students to share their artistic voice and creativity. Share Your Genius is a suite of programs meant to showcase those voices and visions. A few of the programs are displayed here, and more can be found through the link below.

Haiku of the Week

Each week we feature a Haiku of The Week in our newsletter. Here are the past haikus we’ve featured, written by the Michigan community. Want to share your own poetic genius? Submit a haiku to arts@umich.edu. It's easy - 5 syllables, then 7, then 5!.


As I See It

Arts at Michigan believes there is an artist inside each of us. The As I See It Competitions are your opportunity to share your artistic genius! Competitions will be held periodically throughout the year, with different themes and mediums for each round. Submissions are narrowed down by staff, and then the finalists are voted on by the public in the Unions and by the U-M Community online. Winners get great prizes, so be sure you’re signed up for Arts Info, our weekly newsletter, so you’ll hear about our future contests and opportunities.

Science as Art

Arts at Michigan and ArtsEngine hold an annual Science as Art exhibition, featuring student artwork inspired by and demonstrating scientific ideas and principles. Awards are given out for Best in Show and a range of other categories across a wide range of media.

Events Calendar


It's searchable by date, time and genre (music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and more), so you can view the events of interest to you and plan out your schedule. Our database also contains opportunities for students to audition and submit work to University and community organizations alike.

Arts Today

Campus Creatives

Michigan Performance Outreach Program (MPOW)

Michigan Performance Outreach Workshop (MPOW) was established to bring performing arts education to children in the greater Southeast Michigan community in order to promote creative expression, build self-esteem, and strengthen the community as a whole. MPOW strives to share the educational power of the performing arts and inspire youth through a series of workshops, performances, and education events both on campus and out in the community. Each semester, MPOW brings around 100 5th graders from the surrounding area to campus for a day filled with performances from students and campus-wide arts organizations and performing arts workshops run by students from all majors with a passion for the arts and arts education. We have also begun collaborating with local arts nonprofits to provide even more free arts education programming to kids in Southeast Michigan. We are always looking for volunteers to perform, lead workshops or help out with the kids during our events. Feel free to email us if you are interested in getting involved or have any questions!

Photo Credits

Many of the pages on our site feature photography from students and alumni from the university. We change the photographs and designs periodically and submissions are welcome.

U-M Arts & Culture

Visit U-M's Arts & Culture website to keep up with the latest arts news, and to explore the University's museums, cultural attractions, performance venues, public art, and more.

Arts Info

Arts Info is Arts at Michigan’s weekly newsletter for anyone interested in the arts! It includes events, exhibits, calls, advocacy, contests, and other interesting arts information.