Farmington Hills musician appointed to state arts council

Ara Topouzian
Ara Topouzian (submitted photo)

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Farmington Hills resident Ara Topouzian to the Michigan Council on Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

The 15-member council serves as a primary source of arts information and funds arts and cultural endeavors through an annual grant program. The City of Farmington Hills, Holocaust Memorial Center, and Detroit Dance Collective are among the local organizations set to receive MCACA funding in 2018.

“Michigan has a vibrant creative economy and I am excited to volunteer my time for the efforts to help strengthen our economy,” said Topouzian, who serves as President/CEO of the Troy Chamber of Commerce.

An award-winning Armenian musician, Topouzian is a 2012 Kresge Artist Fellow, 2013 Knights Arts grant recipient, and the City of Farmington Hills 2015 Artist-in-Residence.