We’re pleased to announce the launch of Sustain Arts / Southeast Michigan, a set of resources for arts and cultural leaders in the Detroit-Metro area. As an interested stakeholder, we invite you to a special launch event coinciding with the 2014 Detroit Design Festival.

On Friday, September 26, Sustain Arts’ Founder Jim Bilder and Deputy Director Claire Rice will present the outcome of over a year of gathering and analyzing arts and cultural data, designing and building an interactive online platform, and authoring the key findings report A Portrait of the Cultural Ecosystem.

With the institutional support of ArtServe Michigan, and strategic guidance from CultureSource and DC3, this launch begins a new chapter of engagement, assisting creatives, administrators, funders, and the interested public in driving strategy andsupporting the long-term stability of the cultural sector through data’s artful application.

Date: Friday, September 26
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education,
John S. and James L. Knight Reception Area, 11th Floor

Parking is available in the College for Creative Studies garage on W. Baltimore and Cass Avenues.
Coffee and pastries provided at 10 a.m., remarks begin at 10:30 a.m.

Please RSVP to Michael Sanders at by September 19.

*Sustain Arts encourages data-driven decision making for arts funders and administrators. With an innovative online platform designed for arts and cultural organizations, the project provides relevant information on cultural participation, organizations, and funding.

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