Kresge Artist Fellowship Professional Practice Opportunities

The Kresge Artist Fellowships provide significant financial support for artists annually, as well as professional practice opportunities, administered by Creative Many, for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, visual arts, live arts, music and film. Creative Many’s professional practice program encourages the fellows to meet, present their work, brainstorm with colleagues and presenters and participate in formal and informal workshops and seminars. The program has brought over 197 esteemed arts professionals to Detroit to work with fellows and the wider creative community since 2008.

The Kresge Artists Fellowships are administered by the Kresge Arts in Detroit office at the College for Creative Studies. For more information, or to apply, visit or contact their office at 313.664.1150.

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AXD is a city-wide, multi-disciplinary series featuring self-produced events, exhibitions, and performances immersed in neighborhoods across Detroit as well as Hamtramck and Highland Park. Led by Creative Many and powered by the Kresge Foundation, AXD is a creative re-imagining of the former Art X Biennial Kresge Arts Experience. AXD provides $7,000 in project-specific funds to create, produce or present new artistic work for Detroit audiences. AXD represents the ongoing commitment of The Kresge Foundation to support a robust arts and cultural ecosystem in the city and the region.

Apply Now! 2009-2018 Kresge Artist Fellows + Gilda Awardees

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Resonant DETROIT

Made possible through funding from the Ford Foundation, resonant DETROIT supports innovative creative practices that are deeply resonant with and reflective of Detroit at a pivotal moment of transition and transformation. This program provides $35,000 awards, professional peer exchanges, case study opportunities and additional resources for selected grantees. Current grantees include Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit (, Complex Movements (, The Aadizookaan (Sacramento Knoxx + Christy Bieber), Design 99 ( and ONE Mile (

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Make + Do

Make + Do is a program focused on strengthening the professional knowledge and expertise of makers and designers in Detroit and Grand Rapids, while sparking cross geographical exchange of tools and ideas.

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Lawyers for the Creative Economy

Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE) is a new Creative Many initiative to establish a statewide network of volunteer attorneys committed to delivering pro bono (free) to low fee intellectual property (IP) and creativity-related legal resources to Michigan-based artists, creative practitioners, businesses/startups and nonprofit organizations.

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