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CultureSource and several of its member organizations will receive grants as part of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s investment in Detroit’s digital future.

With this new support, CultureSource will expand our offering of training and technical resources for cross-disciplinary arts leaders in Detroit over the next four years.

CultureSource and Knight Foundation share the belief that arts and culture are at the core of community, connecting people to place, and one another. With this new $1M investment, we’re imagining the ways this belief will manifest in new programmatic offerings. Beyond offering grants, we aim to create a research and development program that helps arts administrators pilot new applications of technology, refine, and fund its adoption into their organization.

Since 2018 CultureSource has been expanding our commitment to helping arts organizations embrace transformational applications of technology. From our regranting programs to research studies, we have helped our member organizations build their digital capacity and reach new audiences through the creative use of technology.

Several CultureSource member organizations were also awarded grants:

  • Arab American National Museum
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Detroit Opera
  • Motown Museum
  • Sphinx Organization

Digital technology is causing rapid shifts in the arts ecosystem. With this new investment from the Knight Foundation, we want to help get arts leaders and entrepreneurs thinking about how they can harness digital tech in their own work.

Omari RushExecutive Director, CultureSource

Organizations will use their funds to support new tech initiatives, digital content creation, strategic planning, and dedicated tech-personnel. Knight Foundation believes these multi-year grants will help arts organziation’s support further community development in Detroit.

With this week’s announcement, Knight Foundation will help propel CultureSource and these arts organizations’ tech + arts strategies even further, catalyzing new ways for Detroit’s creative community to harness technology.

Learn more about Knight Foundation’s $23 million tech investment.