Photographer: Stephen McGee
Administered by the College for Creative Studies, the Kresge Artist Fellowships represent one aspect of The Kresge Foundation’s investment in the artistic communities of metropolitan Detroit, providing support to artists living and working in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The Kresge Foundation’s Detroit Program is a comprehensive community development effort to strengthen the long-term economic, social and cultural fabric of the city and surrounding region.
Now in its eighth year, the Kresge Arts in Detroit program has contributed $4 million to the local creative economy through the Kresge Eminent Artist awards and through Kresge Artist Fellowships. This investment in metro Detroit artists helps strengthens Detroit’s position as a major center for arts and culture nationally and internationally.
In addition to an unrestricted $25,000 award, Kresge Artist fellows participate in a professional practice program designed and delivered by Creative Many Michigan. The professional practice program includes an intensive professional development retreat presented by New York-based artist-service organization Creative Capital.