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Stephen Henderson / Marygrove College

Turning the abandoned childhood home of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson into a space that promotes the literary arts via a resident fellow at nearby Marygrove College

Stitching up Detroit / Grace in Action

Providing training for teens in creative industries by launching a youth-led, membership-based community print shop focused on screen-printing, design and entrepreneurship


Sharing Hamtramck through “Stupor,” a zine that collects and publishes true stories from the people who frequent the city’s many bars and watering holes

The Prankster Press

Creating new ways to perceive and navigate the city through “The Detroit Atlas,” a series of maps that demarcate the city based on a variety of perceptions collected from history, weather patterns, public data and subjective experiences

Third Wave Music

Bringing together musicians at a storefront that sells instruments and accessories, offers repairs, and educates with private and free lessons on playing, do-it-yourself repairs and songwriting

Tiff Massey

Launching a one-month residency for international and national visual artists who use metal as their primary medium

Vito Valdez and Katie Yamasaki

Preserving a symbol of local Chicano pride by restoring and completing a mural, the “Shield of Peace and Non-violence,” in Southwest Detroit

YETI Publishing

Sharing the gospel music of Detroit by reissuing several gospel albums produced in Detroit in the 1960s and ’70s


Examining the impact of technology on 21st-century life with two architectural installations that propose methods for designing buildings, clothes and objects that can evade electronic means of detection

A Sacred Passage Tour

Exploring how the theater has changed the lives of a diverse group of St. Paul artists and how, in turn, these artists have shaped the theater community, through a new production to debut in 2016.

All St. Paul's a Stage

Turning the entire city into a performance space through delivery of improvisational performance telegrams to offices, parks and homes.

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