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!
The Arts Initiative is dedicated to providing a platform for University of Michigan students to share their artistic voice and creativity! These programs showcase a wide range of student creative work.
Arts Initiative believes there is an artist inside each of us. These competitions are your opportunity to share your artistic genius, exhibit your work for the University community and win some prizes! Competitions will be held periodically throughout the year, with calls for art using different themes and mediums. 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 email, so you’ll hear about our future contests and opportunities.
Arts Initiative 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.
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.
The Ballroom Dance Club is open to any Southeast Michigan residents with a passion for dance. They teach all different types of styles different days of the week. No experience is necessary, and all ages and levels are welcome and encouraged!
The Ballroom Dance Club will be holding a free lesson on September 17th!
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.
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.
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Arts Info is your weekly guide for arts events around Ann Arbor, student arts opportunities, information about and resources for student arts organizations, and student creative work!