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Outdoor, audience-building arts programming in Downtown Detroit

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

CulturePop features outdoor, engagement-driven arts and cultural programming and is presented in partnership with the Gilbert Family Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

Grants of $4000 are issued to organizations to support their activation.


Applications for the summer 2022 cycle of CulturePop have closed.

This funding opportunity is open to CultureSource members. If you are not a member, learn more about joining our coalition.


All activations will take place in Campus Martius park.

Tue, September 13


12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wed, September 21

N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Arts

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Mon, September 26

Girls Rock Detroit

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wed, September 14

Accent Pontiac

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Thu, September 22

Motor City Street Dance Academy

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sat, October 1

Design Core Detroit

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sat, September 17

TeMaTé Institute for Black Dance and Culture

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fri, September 23

We Are Culture Creators

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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.

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For questions about application content, eligibility, and events please contact CultureSource at [email protected]

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