Outdoor, audience-building arts programming in Downtown Detroit

Applications for the 2021 CulturePop Winterfest have closed.

CulturePop funds simple, engaging arts and culture activations Downtown Detroit spaces in an effort to help CultureSource member organizations build new audiences and share their talents.

In an experimental shift, this year’s CulturePop program will feature outdoor, physically-distanced arts programming and is presented in partnership with the Gilbert Family Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.


All activations will take place from 1–3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Motor City Street Dance Academy

Saturday, Nov. 27

Arts & Scraps

Sunday, Nov. 28


Saturday, Dec. 4

Sidewalk Detroit

Sunday, Dec. 5

TeMaTé Institute for Black Dance and Culture

Saturday, Dec. 11

Detroit Sound Conservancy

Sunday, Dec. 12

Black & Brown Theatre

Saturday, Dec. 18

Mint Artists Guild


Applications for the winter 2021 cycle of CulturePop have closed.

Stay tuned for the schedule of performances taking place November–December 2021 in Cadillac Square.

More Information

The CulturePop program funds simple, quick arts and culture activations in Downtown Detroit spaces in efforts to help arts and culture organizations build new audiences and continue their work in public space. Each year, the program serves as a challenge for CultureSource membership to adapt in-person programming to various parameters.

Proposed projects should be logistically-simple, encourage physical-distancing, and focus on what would make a passerby stop, watch, learn, and participate. Proposed projects can be adapted tried-and-true programs or newly developed, innovative programs–that find new ways to engage despite physical-distancing mandates.

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