Design in Detroit initiative

Detroit Creative Corridor Center

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04/01/12 to 03/31/15
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To support the growth of "Design in Detroit," a three-year initiative that will engage 10,000 Metropolitan Detroiters as leaders who champion 1,000 projects proposed by the local creative community

The project activities of Design in Detroit are organized around growing the capacity of the initiative;  soliciting ideas from the city’s creative community; and mobilizing the public, especially those with loose cultural connections, to actively support these ideas.

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Matthew K. Clayson

Matthew K. Clayson is the director of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3). He is a drafter of the Detroit Declaration, the founding chairperson and a leadership team member of United Way Leadership Next, and a founding member of the Michigan Children's Leadership Council. Mr. Clayson has served on various advisory boards and taskforces, including the 2009 Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Mackinac Advisory Committee, the Detroit Renaissance "Road to Renaissance" creative economy work group, the Center for Michigan's "Michigan's Defining Moment" campaign, and advisory panels for the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit Synergy, and the Detroit Yacht Club. Prior to establishing the DC3, he served as the legal coordinator for the Michigan-based company ePrize.

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