More Than $9 Million Announced For Detroit-Area Arts Groups

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Arts and cultural organizations in Detroit area are getting a $9.1 million boost.

The Kresge Foundation is announcing $5.1 million in grants to 66 arts and cultural organization in southeastern Michigan and the Erb Family Foundation is announcing $4 million in grants to 43 organizations, mostly ones based in Detroit.

Recipients represent a broad cross-section of arts organizations, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Children’s Choir, the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, the Scarab Club and Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.

“These groups enrich the quality of life for residents of all ages across the region and raise the profile of Detroit, locally and nationally,” George Jacobsen, senior program officer of Kresge’s Detroit Program, said in a statement. “This support will help these organizations fulfill their roles in inspiring, engaging and revitalizing southeast Michigan communities.”

More than half of the organizations supported are based in the city of Detroit, with the others located throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. A little more than half of the funding will support the activities of small- to medium-size organizations, with the balance going to larger institutions such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Henry Ford, and The Sphinx Organization.

“This round of funding paid particular attention to how organizations increased opportunities for cultural and artistic participation and creative expression for low-income individuals and people of color,” said Jacobsen.

Grants to individual organizations range from $5,000 to $75,000 per year, and most grants are for three years.

Kresge’s Detroit Program also supports additional initiatives that foster community development and engagement through arts and cultural activities, including projects through its Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit initiative.

Kresge’s 2016 arts support recipients are:

• 826Michigan for Detroit Robot Factory
• ACCESS – Arab American National Museum
• All The World’s A Stage
• Allied Media Projects
• Arts & Scraps
• Arts League of Michigan, Inc. (The Carr Center)
• Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Inc.
• Chamber Music Society of Detroit
• Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
• College for Creative Studies for Office of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Community Arts Partnerships
• Cranbrook Educational Community – Art Museum, Institute of Science, and Center for Collections and Research
• Dearborn Symphony Orchestra
• Detroit Artist Market
• Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings
• Detroit Children’s Choir
• Detroit Educational Television
• Detroit Educational Television for WRCJ 90.0 FM
• Detroit Historical Society
• Detroit Institute of Arts
• Detroit International Jazz Festival
• Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation
• Detroit Repertory Theatre
• Detroit Symphony Orchestra
• Detroit Zoological Society
• Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
• FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts
• Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
• Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association
• Heritage Works
• Holocaust Memorial Center
• InsideOut Literary Arts
• Jewish Ensemble Theatre
• Living Arts
• Macomb Community College for Macomb Center for the Performing Arts and Lorenzo Cultural Center
• Marygrove College – OnStage! Institute of Music and Dance, and Institute for Arts Infused Education
• Matrix Theatre Company
• Michgan Opera Theatre
• Michigan Science Center
• Michigan State University for Community Music School – Detroit
• Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
• Motor City Brass Band
• Motown Historical Museum
• Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
• Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
• Oakland University for Meadow Brook Hall
• Pewabic Society, Inc.
• Power House Productions
• PuppetART
• Rackham Symphony Choir
• Signal-Return
• Southwest Detroit Business Association – CÓMPAS
• Sphinx Organization
• Stagecrafters
• Teen HYPE
• The Art Center
• The Henry Ford
• The Scarab Club
• Theatre Ensemble
• Troy Historical Society
• VSA Michigan
• Wayne State University – The Freer House
• Wayne State University – WSU Press
• Wayne State University for Hilberry Theatre
• Wayne State University for WDET101.9 FM
• YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit – Y-Arts
• Young Nation

Erb’s 2016 arts support recipients are:

• Cranbrook Educational Community
• Detroit Public Television
• Detroit Institute of Arts
• Detroit Symphony Orchestra
• Detroit Zoo
• Stratford Festival
• The Henry Ford
• CultureSource
• Charles H. Wright Museum
• Michigan Opera Theatre
• Michigan Science Center
• Music Hall
• Sphinx Organization
• 826 Michigan
• College for Creative Studies-community arts programs
• InsideOut
• Living Arts
• Mosaic Youth Theatre Of Detroit
• Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
• Pewabic Pottery
• Meadow Brook Theatre
• Creative Many Michigan
• Detroit Artists Market
• Detroit Public Theatre
• Motown Museum
• WSU: Hilberry Theatre
• Arts & Scraps
• Detroit Children’s Choir
• Detroit Public Library Friends
• Heritage Works
• Marygrove College: community arts programs
• Matrix Theatre Company
• Millan Theatre Company
• PuppetART
• Scarab Club
• Signal Return
• SW Det. Business Association: COMPAS
• WSU Art Galleries, Freer House & Press
• YMCA : Y Arts

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