Potential in Proximity Aims to Engage Public on Arts Education, Accessibility + Displacement

Potential in Proximity Aims to Engage Public on Arts Education, Accessibility + Displacement

Exploring Displacement & Arts Education in Community Spaces  

Potential in Proximity is a two-day program aimed at creating space for Detroiters to directly engage in conversations regarding the state of economic and community displacement, accessibility and its relation to the arts in their city.

The program includes panel discussions and other programming planned in concert with community organizations, taking place across various spaces that exist in the commons. By way of direct engagement of public space with arts action, the program hopes to foster civic engagement and collaborative practices.


Saturday, November 3rd

Art + Accessibility, followed by Economic & Community Displacement

Where: Red Bull Arts Detroit, 1551 Winder St. Detroit, MI 48207

When: 6pm-8pm

Moderator: Toni Moceri

On Saturday, Red Bull Arts Detroit will host a short film screening of Aunt DDOT, a work created by ProjectArt’s Main Branch Artist in Residence, Bree Gant. Aunt DDOT is a Detroit Narrative Agency Fellowship-funded short film about Detroit’s busses and city-wide sentiment towards public transit. After the screening, there will be a lecture by Tunde Wey, a Nigerian immigrant chef and writer working at the intersection of food and social politics.

Sunday, November 4th

Arts Access + Funding for the Arts

Where: Detroit Public Library Main Branch, 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202

Adam Strohm Hall, Teen Hype Center, Children’s Library

When: 1pm-3pm ProjectArt Workshops & Allied Media Sponsored Projects

            3:30pm-5pm Panel Discussion 

Moderator: Imani Mixon

On Sunday, join ProjectArt for a full day of programming with six local organizations and ProjectArt’s Artists in Residence at the Detroit Public Library’s Main Branch. Later in the afternoon there will be a panel discussion on access to and funding for the arts in Detroit featuring celebrated Detroit Artist Hubert Massey, Detroit School Board Member Misha Stallworth, Arts Advisor and Cultural producer/Membership Manager at MOCAD Wayne Northcross, and Director of Creative Industries at Creative Many Michigan, Cézanne J. Charles. 

These events are free & open to the public. People of all ages are welcome.

Library Program featuring Sponsored Projects of Allied Media Projects, including:

The Fringe Society
The Aadizookaan 
Seraphine Collective 
People’s Guide to AI
The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) 

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