Providing space and support for Detroit-based visual, performing and literary artists through a three-month residency to create and present new work
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
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
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
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
Launching a one-month residency for international and national visual artists who use metal as their primary medium
Preserving a symbol of local Chicano pride by restoring and completing a mural, the “Shield of Peace and Non-violence,” in Southwest Detroit
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
Adding transparency to the legislative process through an embeddable, shareable legislative tracking tool that connects federal and state bills and corresponding community annotation with relevant news articles, information, topical blogs and more.
To attract and retain talented people in South Florida and expand opportunity by supporting the Miami launch of Startupbootcamp, an accelerator that aims to boost the next generation of startups by each year selecting the 10 best from around the world to participate in its new South Florida business development program.