To fund a minimum of 50 capacity building grants of no more than $5,000 each to subsidize training for public sector and nonprofit staff who are advancing the future of Detroit in the areas of economic growth, land use, city systems, planning and neighborhood development (the Detroit Future City elements).
After White House-led information technology team makes recommendations for municipal information technology improvements, Detroit Future City team will provide supportive human capital for implementation of recommended IT improvements.
To engage Detroiters in the city's history by creating a series of 'zines that explore the city's people and places
To create a series of drive-through audio collages of the city by installing hyper-local radio stations continuously broadcasting on the same frequency
To fuel new ideas for the classroom by providing digital media teachers with a three-day artists' retreat and a year-round network of support
To challenge modern perceptions of puppetry by bringing together four Detroit organizations for puppet theater productions
To engage the community in a conversation on the creative process through screenings of a documentary on Chinese-American philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs
To strengthen the city's galleries by creating a training program where workers learn skills in installing, shipping and archiving art
To provide an artful space by placing handcrafted, whimsical porch swings - equipped with LED lights and cellphone charging stations - at bus stops and in parks around the city
To explore the relationship between art, science and social justice movements through a multimedia performance installation inspired by community-led efforts in Detroit
To revitalize open spaces in the Brightmoor community by commissioning local artists to replace blight with public art
To introduce classical music to new audiences by driving an ice cream truck through the city playing Anton Bruckner's March in E-flat major and other works