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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 email arts@knightfoundation.org.

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By Coming Home to Music staff Nearly a year into this adventure called Coming Home to Music, we’re excited to see the pieces coming together. And we’re really thrilled to be sharing our vision of creating an intimate, engaging series of concerts that rotate through the homes of Detroit and surrounding area, and feature diverse […]

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On Saturday, August 9th, the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (a Knight Arts grantee), hosted an artist talk with Osi Audu, whose work has been on display since May, in an exhibition that closes Saturday, August 16th. Audu spoke with artist Addie Langford and professor and writer of art criticism Michael Stone-Richards, who facilitated a […]

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The Red Bull House of Art opened its newest season with a brand new collection, featuring artists working in a broad range of media. Austin Brady, Chad Davis, Paolo Pedini, Rashaun Rucker, Tiff Massey and Anthony Lee premiered their diverse range of viewpoints amid typically lively opening-night festivities, which spilled out onto the streets of […]

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By Anna Clark, Creative Exchange This story was originally published in Creative Exchange and was produced in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and the Aspen Institute Arts Program. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. This story is the first in a three-part series about urban […]

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By Becki Kenderes, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation Since mid-June, young artists in the Loyal to Your Soil Youth Arts Program sponsored by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation and funded by the Knight Foundation have been meeting twice a week to learn about and produce a wide variety of original art.  This free program for youth […]

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While much of the subject matter in Jeremy Deputat’s solo photo exhibit is stand-out by design, there are a few moments where the body of work transcends the subject to create outstanding impact. The ostensible point of interest in “Nothing is Forever,” which opened at the Inner State Gallery on Friday, July 18th, is the […]

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Sunday, July 27th marked the closing of the MOCAD’s (a Knight Arts grantee) summer program, an eclectic assembly of exhibits with a light-hearted summer feel. The video gallery hosted, Projecting (see video above), a trio of works by video artist Dara Friedman: Musical (2007-2008), Dancer (2011), and PLAY (2013), all which feature everyday people assuming […]

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The Michael Jon Gallery has touched down in the New Center neighborhood, bolstering Detroit’s art scene with this sister gallery to a namesake in Miami, Florida. Gallery partner and co-director Alan Gutierrez describes the opening of this show while simultaneously closing the Miami season as a way of symbolically presenting Detroit as MJG’s site for […]

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In Detroit, we’re seeing art and artistic performances pop up all around us.  Some of them have long been fixtures in the community and yet previously unrecognized outside of small circles.  Some of them are entirely new, attracted to a Detroit artistic scene and opportunity that is becoming nationally and internationally known. At Knight Foundation, […]

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The DIA was jumping this weekend with the Motor City Puppet Blast, part of the 2014 Puppeteers of America Great Lakes Regional Festival, which took place all weekend, July 25-27, with a packed program for the delight of puppetheads, young and old. One highlight of the weekend was a recreation by performer and archivist Seth […]

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