Operating support for arts and cultural organizations in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
A partnership between The Kresge Foundation, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, and Hudson-Webber Foundation.
For over 10 years, the Detroit Arts Support (DAS) initiative has provided unrestricted operating funding to arts and cultural organizations in the metro Detroit region. The program aims to strengthen the sector broadly through consistent support for a diverse set of organizations that contribute to the quality of life in metropolitan Detroit, and provide opportunities for creative expression to people of all backgrounds.
Learn more about eligibility, the application process, and funding.
Step 2 | Foundation Eligibility Review
Applications are shared with program staff of the Detroit Arts Support funding partners (The Kresge Foundation, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, and Hudson-Webber Foundation), who will each individually review applications for eligibility aligned with their foundation’s specific funding criteria.
Step 3 | Focus Groups
- Louis Aguilar
- Racheal Allen
- Rachel Bendit
- Annmarie Borucki
- Sandy Burnley
- Cézanne Charles
- Mark Clague
- Shamyle Maya Dobbs
- Khalilah Burt Gaston
- Mia Khim
- Dustin McClellan
- Peter Robinson
- Buzz Thomas
Step 4: Financial Health Assessment
Step 5: Decisions and Notification
Each DAS funding partner works with their internal staff and board to finalize their funding decisions. Individual grant sizes will range from $5,000 to $100,000 per year. All grants will be made in three-year commitments. Foundations will collaboratively announce these decisions in the fall of 2022. Applicants will be notified by email and CultureSource will post funding plans on this website.
Note: Not all organizations will be selected for funding by each funding partner, and selection is not merit based.
Get Started Here
Applications Due By Monday, June 20th at 5:00pm EST
Please watch the recording of the Detroit Arts Support Info Session below
CultureSource is helping DAS partners administer this initiative. CultureSource is not making funding recommendations or making funding decisions.
For questions regarding the application, please email email@example.com.
For additional questions about funding geographies and priorities, please explore the funding partner’s details and contact information below.
The Kresge Foundation
Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation