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A conversation with David DiChiera

January 9, 2013

(EDITOR’S NOTE: In January David DiChiera, founder and general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, was named the 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist. The award recognizes an exceptional artist for his or her professional achievements and contributions to the cultural community. Read the story announcing DiChiera’s selection and a profile of…

Michigan Opera Theatre’s David DiChiera named 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist

January 9, 2013

Composer and operatic impresario David DiChiera – a champion of Detroit’s renaissance – has been named the 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist. The Kresge Eminent Artist award and $50,000 prize recognize DiChiera’s contributions as founder, music and general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, his creativity and commitment to the community…

A profile of nonprofit organizations in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area

November 13, 2012

The New Orleans nonprofit sector has coped with several critical challenges. Hurricane Katrina and envionmental disaster to the financial crisis that began in 2008. The Kresge Foundation commissioned the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy to conduct an in-depth study of the region’s health and human services nonprofit organizations…

Monograph celebrates life and work of Kresge Eminent Artist Naomi Long Madgett

November 8, 2012

Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson on Friday presented the foundation’s 2012 Eminent Artist with a commemorative monograph celebrating her life and work. Kresge Eminent Artist Naomi Long Madgett received the monograph at a celebration at the Detroit Opera House. The 96-page publication includes a sample of the Detroit poet’s work,…

Naomi Long Madgett: 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist

November 8, 2012

By The Kresge Foundation, a monograph on the life and work of this poet, editor, and educator and 2012 recipient of the Kresge Eminent Artist Award. (2012). The Kresge Foundation. ALSO SEE: News announcement of Madgett’s selection Video of Madgett talking about poetry, publishing and helping others advance their craft

2012 Kresge Eminent Artist Naomi Long Madgett

November 2, 2012

2012 Kresge Eminent Artist Naomi Long Madgett talks about poetry, publishing and helping others up the ladder. The Eminent Artist recognizes an exceptional artist for professional achievements and contributions to the cultural community. The award also encourages that individual’s pursuit of a chosen art form and an ongoing commitment to…

Slideshow: an exhibition of light and art in Detroit

October 20, 2012

A slideshow of photos of Dlectricty, a Kresge-supported exhibition of light and art in Detroit’s Midtown district Oct. 5 and 6, 2012.  Kresge Foundation photos by Steve Kuzma. A related Kresge news story includes links to photos available for download.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Facing the Future

September 24, 2012

A study of the changing roles and uncertain future of colleges and universities established to school freed slaves and African-Americans in era of segregation. By Phillip L. Clay. Prepared while the former Massachusetts Institute of Technology chancellor was a senior fellow for the Ford Foundation. Clay is a member of…

Kresge CEO shares lessons learned from green building

September 5, 2012

Constructing a green building was only the first step. Committed to reducing energy consumption and promoting renewable power, The Kresge Foundation had the Center for the Built Environment at the University of California at Berkeley evaluate the performance of its metropolitan Detroit office building, and continues to work on ways…

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