CultureSource Gets Funding to
People and Organizations

A solid financial core is essential to our capacity to serve. This is written into the CultureSource Guiding Principles and is core to our efforts to serve. We know this about our organization, and we also know this to be true for many other organizations and individuals working in the cultural sector.

Through funding, regranting and fiscal sponsorship initiatives, we collaborate with partners to expediently provide needed funding to bring people, organizations, and ideas that will support our vision of a flourishing cultural sector in Southeast Michigan and beyond. We are often a regrantor of funds, a high-touch grantmaker, or a fund manager or advisor. Below are our current funding programs and partnerships.

Our Funding Initiatives

COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund: Managing Partner 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CultureSource is managing a nearly $1M fund with a committee of foundations to support relief, resiliency, and innovation.
In partnership with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Detroit Arts Support: Managing Partner
CultureSource works with the four foundations of the Detroit Arts Support program to support their $12M, three-year effort to fund established nonprofits in the tri-county area of Southeast Michigan.
In partnership with the Kresge Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation, and DeRoy Testamentary Foundation

In Our Neighborhood: Managing Partner
Neighborhood-focused arts funding through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation for projects that can articulate an economic impact, create connective tissue of culture, and exist outside of the dominant narrative of arts and culture in Washtenaw County.
In partnership with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Wayne County Regional Regrantor, State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
CultureSource is the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs’s mini-grant administrator in Wayne County. Grants are for arts projects, professional development, classroom art supplies, and school field trip transportation costs.
In partnership with the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Creators of Culture
An annual funding opportunity to improve access to capital for grassroots, small-scale, or artist-led creative activities in the Detroit metro hoping to realize a more equitable, diverse ecosystem of arts activity in Southeast Michigan.
In partnership with the Erb Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Quicken Loans Community Fund

CulturePop
An ongoing program featuring pop-up artistic activations of downtown Detroit by regional cultural organizations.
In partnership with Quicken Loans Community Fund

Fiscal Sponsorship

CultureSource is helping ensure the long-term success of two charitable projects through fiscal partnerships. One is a documentary film about Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy, produced by History Making Productions. The other is Detroit’s 26-year-running arts festival, the Concert of Colors, which showcases the cultural diversity of our region.