Photographer: Stephen McGee

Program

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.

Goals

  • ENRICH the quality of life for metropolitan Detroiters by helping artists provide a broad spectrum of cultural experiences.
  • STRENGTHEN the artistic careers of artists through professional development. Our partners at Creative Many Michigan and Creative Capital design professional practice retreats and workshops specifically for Kresge Artist Fellows and members of the creative community.
  • HEIGHTEN the profile of arts and artists in our community. The Kresge Arts in Detroit Artist Film Series shares the work of Kresge Artist Fellows and Kresge Eminent Artists through personalized and innovative films.
  • CELEBRATE and reflect the richness and diversity of our community in all its aspects.

Staff

Kresge Arts in Detroit is generously funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies. Professional practice opportunities for awarded artists are administered by Creative Many Michigan.

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Advisory Council

Kresge Arts in Detroit is supported by the guidance and expertise of our Advisory Council, a volunteer group of leaders in the metropolitan Detroit cultural community who, throughout their term, will:

  • Select the Kresge Eminent Artist Award recipient
  • Nominate panelists for the Kresge Artist Fellowships annually
  • Provide external oversight to Kresge Arts in Detroit

The Advisory Council serves a two-year term, after which a new council is appointed by the Kresge Arts in Detroit office.

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Panelists

Kresge Artists Fellows are selected by independent panels of distinguished national and local artists and arts professionals. Panelists represent the diversity of artistic styles within the disciplines, as well as diversity of age, ethnicity, gender and geography.

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Partners

Kresge Arts in Detroit is generously funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies. Professional practice opportunities for awarded artists are administered by Creative Many Michigan.

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Contact

The Kresge Arts in Detroit team are happy to answer your questions about the artist fellowship program and offer basic assistance throughout the fellowship application season.