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Cultural Scripts

To explore cultural understanding through the arts by having nationally known choreographers engage communities in creating new works that explore cultural identities and expression

DLECTRICITY

To bring Detroiters together by expanding the light-based outdoor art festival DLECTRICITY to include a permanent installation on Woodward Avenue, among other things

Detroit Elders Video Projection

To illuminate some of Detroit's dark neighborhood streets through an outdoor video art installation showcasing the faces and wisdom of the city's elders

Detroit House Guests

To build on the city's musical legacy by having this band invite international and national musicians as "house guests" to live together and collaborate on an album

Detroit Science Fiction Generator

To uplift Detroiters' ideas and narratives about the city's future through a series of sci-fi writing workshops that create works for 'zines

Detroit's dance legacy: the Jit

To preserve the legacy of the 1970s dance craze the Detroit Jit through a documentary featuring the original Jitterbugs and an instructional video on how the dance is performed

Hyper Interactive Hip Hop Mardi Gras Parade

To celebrate Detroit's vibrancy by creating a Hyper Interactive Hip-Hop Mardi Gras Parade that combines the unique traditions of the city's Caribbean Mardi Gras Festival, local hip-hop artists and the DIY innovators at the Mt Elliott Makerspace

Maison LaFleur

To use the contemporary arts movement Afrofuturism as a vehicle for social change through a series of educational workshops and installations

Mariachi COMPÁS

To preserve and expand the reach of traditional Mexican music by creating a mariachi youth ensemble that would celebrate the popular format while incorporating the music of other Latin American countries

Pop It Up Detroit

To use the power of design to produce vibrant civic spaces by bringing together architects and creatives with community advocates

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