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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 Christopher Tiffany, University of Michigan School of Education On May 3, 2015, over 100 students from the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) performed for the 60th Annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit. The Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner, hosted by the Detroit Branch of the NAACP, was launched in April 1956, […]

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Now through the fall, Detroit will become the backdrop for artist Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date, including seven months of events and his first solo exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum, all funded by the Knight Arts Challenge. Here Cranbrook Curator Laura Mott writes about the launch of Cave’s exhibit at the museum, including his signature embellished […]

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On Thursday, June 25, MOCAD hosted a guest lecture by Franklin Sirmans, the Terri and Michael Smooke department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In 2014, Sirmans served as artistic director for Prospect.3—the third installation of a recently established biennial (which is adapting to a triennial […]

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Detroit Workshop

Published on 29 June 2015 by in Detroit

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By Karen Wong, Deputy Director, New Museum In preparation for IDEAS CITY Detroit, which will take place in the fall of 2015, we held an invitation–only workshop in the Skyroom at the New Museum on Friday, May 29. The results and the questions raised by the workshop will serve to inform the approach, structure and goals of IDEAS CITY Detroit as well as IDEAS CITY Athens in […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger There are as many reasons why someone attends a conference as there are conferences. Some of us go to represent our place of employment or affiliated organization, some of us go to learn practical skills and information we can’t easy access in our daily lives. Some of us […]

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Much is made of media trends; the 24-hour news cycle and internet mass media is veritably brimming with stories on the effects that media consumption has on society, family and especially on our youth. While sentiments about the value of these effects is mixed, one powerful factor is the platform that web-based and mobile media […]

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Beth Malone, co-founder of Atlanta’s Dashboard Co-Op, says it’s “no easy feat” to produce an exhibition that highlights Detroit’s multi-faceted arts community and captures its socially-conscious, entrepreneurial bent. And yet, the Ford Motor Company Fund has invited Dashboard Co-Op to do just that. “Detroiters seem to frequently communicate through consistent social action and organic entrepreneurship. […]

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Above photo: Detroit Youth Volume. By Nicole Chipi Today, we’re excited to share the finalists of the 2015 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge – 70 ideas culled from 1,000-plus submissions from neighborhoods across Detroit. The list below is packed with exciting ideas from the city’s cultural community, and a few trends. This year, we saw projects […]

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This week marks the soft opening of City Sculpture, the Cass Corridor sculpture park that artist Robert Sestok has been working on since 2013. He began negotiations for four vacant lots on the M-10 frontage road at 955 Alexandrine—a corner of the Cass Corridor neighborhood where Sestok has lived and worked since he moved to […]

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What a whirlwind weekend it was for Knight Arts grantee Andy Krieger, who could be found on Friday night making his selections as juror for the Scarab Club’s “Blooms, Bugs, Beasts” group show, and Saturday celebrating his participation in the Essay’d II group show, which opened at 9338 Campau. Both events were packed to the […]

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