Detroit

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Detroit that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Detroit Program Director Katy Locker.

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As Detroit shakes off a record-worst winter, new voices can be heard within the usual springtime chorus of robins, pheasants and snowmelt, carried in by a rising tide of literary events and venues. On Tuesday, March 11, Motor City Stories, a Detroit storytelling competition in the vein of the popular MOTH Story Slam, held its […]

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By Erica Perdue With the Knight Arts Challenge now accepting applications in Detroit, we caught up with year 1 challenge and People’s Choice Award winner Lo & Behold Records and Books . The store won funding to preserve and make available traditionally-produced recordings of the store’s Folk Blues Night performances. Here, Erica Perdue provides an update. Since […]

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START Gallery has invoked some primal powers with its newest collection, Armageddon Beachparty & Co., a collaborative body of work created by husband-and-wife pair who go by Motu & Kozma (respectively). Creating pieces built from and painted upon found objects salvaged around Detroit, the collection is a riot of color and detail, and overall conveys […]

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It is always an enlightening experience to see artists alive in their medium. As someone relatively unschooled in the finer points of orchestral performance and composition, the EarShot readings of new work by African-American composers—which took place in an exhibition open to the public at the DSO on Sunday, March 9th—was an incredible behind-the-scenes look […]

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Here we go, Detroit! 2014 is going to be an exciting year for the arts in Detroit. Yes, there are challenges. But we at Knight Foundation believe that Detroit is taking every opportunity to move forward with a vision that honors the city’s history and makes room for new ideas, new ways of working and […]

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On Sunday, March 9th at 3 p.m., the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will partner with EarShot, a nationwide network for classical composer development, to launch their first-ever new music readings for African-American composers, in a free show open to the public. Readings—which are similar to the kind of table reading the cast might do before beginning a […]

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By Satori Shakoor, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Satori Shakoor, creator, producer and curator, was caught off guard when Dana Lynn Cleveland presented The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers with a “Spirit of Detroit” Award on November 15, 2013. We thank the City of Detroit for acknowledging our event as worthy. We are eternally […]

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By Satori Shakoor, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Thanks to the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge grant, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers is continuing to fulfill its mission to connect humanity, heal and transform and provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience that is unique through the art and craft of storytelling. In November […]

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By Cinetopia Festival Staff This story is cross-posted from CinetopiaFestival.org. Read an excerpt below & click here to read the complete story. Planning for the 2014 Cinetopia Film Festival is well underway. Today, we met with the volunteers of the Detroit Film Theater at the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) to discuss the expansion into […]

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Detroit SOUP hosted a Citywide SOUP on Sunday, March 2nd, featuring all youth projects, selected by the Youth SOUP board to compete for the SOUP pot. Even up against the final throes of a never-ending winter—Detroit’s harshest in 50 years—and the Oscars, SOUP got a great turnout, with communities showing up to support their youth […]

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