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Detroit Fiber Works

To push the limits of fiber as an art material by hosting free fiber art workshops for teens

Detroit Film Labs

To foster a dynamic community of Detroit storytellers by offering 'Detroit Film Labs,' a series of workshops to first-time filmmakers in underserved communities

Detroit Future Schools

To use the arts to help youth tell their neighborhood stories by having them conduct research about their communities and convey their findings through “Data Murals”

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

To spotlight challenging new music from the late 20th century through today during “Strange Beautiful Music,” a daylong marathon concert


To foster a dialogue around the arts and arts books by supporting a small publishing house and store focused on literary and visual arts books

Garage Cultural

To engage Latino youth in the theater arts through a bilingual performing arts program in southwest Detroit

Gratiot & Riopelle

To preserve Detroit's historic signs by saving the typography around the city via photography and making them into useable, digital typefaces for local business and letterpress use

Jacobstreet/The Untitled Bottega

To transform an abandoned property next to a North End art gallery into 'The Coliseum,' an outdoor theater and cultural hub meant to strengthen a neighborhood through the arts

Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde

To promote civic pride via 'The Detroit Tattoo Project,' where a local poet is commissioned to create a piece about the city which is then divided and drawn for use on free tattoos that, when reassembled, reveal graphic elements containing a secret image

LO & BEHOLD! Records & Books

To explore the array of cultures and music in Hamtramck by conducting 'field recordings' of local music - for example, a Bangladeshi street fair or a gospel trio - presented with minimal editing

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