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Creative placemaking: The next phase for ArtPlace

March 4, 2014

When you’re dealing with the wickedly difficult problems of our time, the potential of arts and culture to drive economic development, sensitive placemaking and the kind of long-term visioning that a community needs in order to remain vital must be at the center of the conversation. (Address to the ArtPlace…

Kresge Foundation thanks Trustee David W. Horvitz for eight years of service

February 4, 2014

Horvitz cited as leading advocate of expansion of Kresge’s in-house investment office. The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees and staff thank David W. Horvitz for eight years of service. Horvitz is the chairman, president and CEO of WLD Enterprises, a private investment firm. He joined the foundation in December 2005…

Projects exemplify Kresge commitment to Detroit Future City

February 4, 2014

Development framework gains traction with projects in neighborhoods across Detroit. A year ago, the long-awaited Detroit Future City framework was released to rousing applause from a room of 250 Detroiters, a cross-section of leaders from politics and business to community activism and philanthropy. Looking back, Laura Trudeau, Kresge Foundation senior…

Kresge among philanthropies helping Detroit honor its commitments to retirees and preserve art assets

January 13, 2014

Foundation working group says participation in judge’s proposal is a complement to, not a replacement for, ongoing philanthropic initiatives. A foundation working group, which includes the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, William Davidson Foundation, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation, Kresge Foundation, John S.…

Photographer Bill Rauhauser selected as 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist

January 9, 2014

Iconic Detroit photographer and educator Bill Rauhauser has been named the 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist. Rauhauser has devoted more than 60 years to “being there” – being present and engaged on the city’s streets, inside the studio and inside the classroom. He joins five other artists who have since 2008…

2013 Eminent Artist David DiChiera celebrated in monograph

November 16, 2013

Publication includes first-ever recording of composer’s “Four Sonnets.”Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson on Saturday presented the foundation’s 2013 Eminent Artist with a commemorative monograph celebrating his life and work. The founder and longtime music and general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, David DiChiera received the monograph at the Detroit…

David DiChiera: 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist

November 16, 2013

A monograph on the life and work of David DiChiera, founder and longtime music and general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre and the 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist. Prepared and published by The Kresge Foundation (2013). To accompany the monograph, Kresge supported the recording of DiChiera’s “Four Sonnets.” DiChiera set…

Resilience lessons from unexpected places

October 18, 2013

Building resilience requires that we view the present and future concurrently, that we reinvent municipal governance models and see local residents as assets, not victims – and that we understand that resilience is not an end state, but an approach whose gains will be fleeting and ephemeral if they’re not…

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