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Corktown Studios

Highlighting Detroit’s rock and hip-hop musicians by professionally recording sessions of Corktown Studios’ “unplugged” performance showcase, “The Haunted Wood Revue”


Creating a sense of place through art with a series of murals on Southwest Detroit’s commercial buildings that feature Mexican culture along with advertisements

Cranbrook Art Musuem

Presenting a Detroit tour of “The Truth Booth,” a portable film studio in the shape of a speech bubble by Hank Willis Thomas and The Cause Collective that compiles responses to the statement “The truth is…”

Deonte Osayande

Expanding the Michigan Metaphorical Melee, a poetry festival, to include a team poetry slam, showcases of local publishers, workshops and a theater production where local poets perform characters based on their writings

Detroit Hair Experience

Strengthening the Detroit Hair Experience, a hair, fashion and art event for Detroiters to share their passions with each other

Detroit Historical Society

Preserving this moment in Detroit’s evolution by partnering with students at the College for Creative Studies to “Re-Document” Detroit in a photo series similar to one done by a professor and students in the 1970s and ’80s

Detroit Institute of Arts

Reimagining the Osborn neighborhood as an art destination by commissioning two Osborn-born artists and a fellow Detroit artist to engage the community in creating a large-scale welcome mural

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Preserving the legacy of sculptor Louise Nevelson by restoring one of her prized works and possibly relocating it to the Dequindre Cut Greenway or the Riverfront

Detroit Youth Volume

Recording a hip-hop violin single featuring Eastside youth performing classical pieces with the beats of three local artists

Diversity at Sphinx Finals Concert

Increasing diversity in and accessibility to classical music by providing free tickets and programming – plus TV and online broadcasts – of the annual Sphinx Finals Concert at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Max M. Fisher Music Center

Exploring Gender Through 'Carmen'

Exploring gender and sexuality through a transgender production of Bizet’s “Carmen” where the performance is set in a minimum-security prison reminiscent of the series “Orange Is the New Black”

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