To engage residents with the Crowdsource Symphony Initiative - a symphonic portrait of Detroit composed by Tod Machover, produced through contributions and collaborations with the citizens of Detroit, and performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
To raise Miami's profile as a hub for the literary arts and reach new audiences through Detroit Public Television's national broadcast and live stream coverage of Miami Book Fair International.
To build connections between the urban dance communities in Miami and Detroit through master classes in each city and via video conferencing, anchored by Hardcore Detroit and Miami's 6th Street Dance Studio/Whole Project.
To celebrate the do-it-yourself movement in both food and the arts by creating a site-responsive theater piece performed in community gardens around the city
To support Detroit Dance City Festival, a three-day celebration that provides an opportunity for local and national artists to present their work and strengthen ties in Detroit's dance community
To weave art into people's everyday lives by creating 'Kamishibai Man,' a bicycle-mounted wooden theater - based on a Japanese tradition - where performers use paper art to tell serial stories
To create a post-industrial homage to the Javanese tradition of shadow puppetry through a modern performance with towering, robotic puppets and gongs
To share the traditional dances of Mexico's La Huasteca region by partnering with a local dance group and professionals in Mexico to teach the choreography to Detroiters
To invite the public to experience both dance and classic architecture by producing 'It Never Really Happened,' an intimate performance inside an apartment in the 1950s Detroit high-rise designed by Mies van der Rohe
To celebrate Detroit's former Black Bottom neighborhood by creating a dance piece dedicated to its legacy
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Broadside Press, a Detroit-based publisher for many leading African-American writers, by helping digitize its works
To honor the spirit of Southwest Detroit by creating 'Inspiración,' a mosaic mural in the Springwells viaduct, one of the area's main arteries