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Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Preserving the legacy of sculptor Louise Nevelson by restoring one of her prized works and possibly relocating it to the Dequindre Cut Greenway or the Riverfront

Detroit Youth Volume

Recording a hip-hop violin single featuring Eastside youth performing classical pieces with the beats of three local artists

Diversity at Sphinx Finals Concert

Increasing diversity in and accessibility to classical music by providing free tickets and programming – plus TV and online broadcasts – of the annual Sphinx Finals Concert at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Max M. Fisher Music Center

Exploring Gender Through 'Carmen'

Exploring gender and sexuality through a transgender production of Bizet’s “Carmen” where the performance is set in a minimum-security prison reminiscent of the series “Orange Is the New Black”

Foundation of Women in Hip-Hop

Preserving hip-hop culture and the legacy of Detroit rapper and producer J Dilla with daylong workshops in art and technology that help youth explore the creative potential of cutting-edge software and tools

Free School of Hamtramck

Sharing the poetry and visual art of imprisoned individuals who meet weekly in a writing workshop by publishing a chapbook series that showcases their art and stories

Halima Cassells

Creating interactive installations where participants exchange goods, stories and ideas, and take part in up-cycled fashion workshops

Heritage Works

Sharing West African traditions with Detroiters by providing a residency for a West African griot who will mentor local youth and artists in the oral traditions of Mali and Senegal, resulting in a performance of Detroit stories

InsideOut Literary Arts Project

Expanding the literary arts in Detroit by turning the statewide teen poetry slam “Louder Than a Bomb” into year-round programming for students

Interstate Arts

Bringing the stories of a Detroit building to life in “Good Bones,” a multimedia performance of shadow puppetry and projections that explores the Sophie Wright Settlement House and the neighborhood’s stories of perseverance and evolution

Mariachi Juvenil Detroit

Preserving the mariachi tradition by expanding the Mariachi Juvenil Detroit program, which trains local youth to become professional mariachis, and creating an all-female ensemble. (via Latin American Social and Economic Development/LA SED)

Marsha Music

Creating “Salon De’troit,” a space led by Marsha Music for artists and thinkers to exchange ideas and explore topics relating to the Motor City

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