DeVos Helps Miami, Detroit Arts

Via John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


To implement a series of intensive consultations with ten arts organizations in Miami and another ten in Detroit, as part two of the DeVos Institute's work in these communities.

As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, artistic planning, board management, marketing, fundraising, and financial management.

Founded in 2001 by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management leverages this expertise to train, support, and empower arts managers and their boards locally, nationally, and internationally.

Since its inception, the DeVos Institute has advised thousands of individuals, organizations, governments, and foundations throughout the United States and in over 80 countries on six continents.

The Institute operates on the premise that while, as a culture, we spend heavily to encourage artistic talent, too little is spent to train the managers and boards who keep those artists at work. In areas hard hit by the global economic downturn, this need is especially urgent and is amplified by the rapid technological and cultural change affecting arts businesses around the world.

To address this gap, the DeVos Institute partners with public and private leadership in critical arts communities worldwide to provide training and support for the arts entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow.

Project Team

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts