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Detroit Arts Support

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Founded on the belief that culture contributes to quality of life, Detroit Arts Support (DAS) has provided consistent and flexible support to arts and cultural organizations in the metro Detroit region for over 10 years. A common application to the Kresge, Erb, Hudson-Webber, and DeRoy Testamentary foundations, DAS streamlines the application process for grantees, while allowing partner funders to review the applications thoroughly and efficiently. The four foundations share a single application, review, and reporting process and make independent funding decisions.

Who is eligible

Detroit Arts Support grants provide unrestricted operating dollars to Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county nonprofits in the performing, visual and literary arts, as well as to arts service, education, media and broadcasting, and cultural heritage organizations.

Organizations that have been presenting programs for at least two years, have the equivalent of at least one fulltime employee, have revenues of more than $100,000, and have 501(c)3 status will be eligible for grant funding. While the foundations have separate funding formulas, individual grant sizes will range from $5,000-$100,000 per year. All grants will be made in three-year commitments.

Organizations that are younger, smaller, or lack 501(c)3 status can apply for the Creators of Culture program. Creators of Culture is administered by CultureSource and will award 25 $3,000 grants on a yearly basis for the next 3 years.

More information is available here: https://kresge.org/DAS2019

Deadline Information

Applications are due June 10, 2019. (This requires a FLUXX account, registration for which takes two to three business days. Groups are encouraged to allow sufficient time for registration and application completion before the deadline.) Applicants Creators of Culture can apply on CultureSource’s website. All grants will be announced jointly in September. More information is available here: https://kresge.org/DAS2019



Focus Area

Robust Arts & Culture in the City and Region

Link to apply

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