CultureSource Connects People,
Organizations, and Ideas

We are at our best when we work with partners and as connectors and instigators. This is written into the CultureSource Guiding Principles and is core to our being as a membership organization.

Through regular professional development and leadership convenings both virtual and in-person we bring people, organizations, and ideas together to build skills and collaboration that will ensure our vision of a flourishing cultural sector in Southeast Michigan and beyond.

Our Convening Initiatives

CultureSource’s primary service is convening the Southeast Michigan cultural sector. This is a service we have been asked to provide since our founding and one that puts us in touch with the wide range of organizations and individuals in the region building businesses and practices focused on creative and cultural expression.

Biannual Member Meetings
Twice-yearly convenings of the entire CultureSource membership that allows us to update colleagues on the state of our alliance and share a range of ideas and trends relevant to their work.
Next Biannual Member Meeting: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Monthly Workshops: Fundraising, Marketing, Finance
Regular inspirational and tactical workshops that focus on core dimensions of business growth and development in the creative sector.
Next Monthly Workshop: TBA

Special topic seminars and mini-residencies in Southeast Michigan by scholars, artists, leaders, and pioneers in the national arts and culture sector.
Next CultureConversation: December 1-3, 2020 featuring TBA

CEO Roundtables
A foundational activity of CultureSource—since our incorporation—has been to convene our members’ CEOs regularly for roundtable discussion in varying configurations to build sector collegiality, collaboration, and resiliency.
Next CEO Roundtable: Bi-weekly, register here

Senior Staff Calls
COVID-19 response, crisis coordination, and general operations conversations among the senior leadership of member organizations, co-hosted with senior leadership from The Ark, the Michigan Science Center, and the Detroit Zoological Society, with additional guest speakers.
Next Senior Staff Call: Bi-weekly, register here

Launched with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, CultureMakers is a program for young leaders, predominantly of color, that aims to explore contemporary practices in the arts and shift dominant narratives about culture.