RECENT ARTICLES

Call for Artists! PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces 20/21 Emerging Artists Fellowship Applications Open through October 15th

The 20/21 Emerging Artists Fellowship from PLAYGROUND DETROIT is the second year of a pilot program that provide financial support and professional mentorship for artists to develop their individual practices, to identify, elevate and promote Detroit-based artistic excellence. The Call for Artists 2020 Fellowship Application opens for submissions on Wednesday, September 15th 2021, the deadline […]

The post Call for Artists! PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces 20/21 Emerging Artists Fellowship Applications Open through October 15th appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship Awardees Announced: Ten Artists Receive $2000 and Exhibitions

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to announce the selection of 10 Artist Fellows chosen for the inaugural 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship, a two-year juried program. Starting in 2020, twenty emerging Detroit artists will receive $2,000 awards each to develop their individual practices. As a result, new bodies of artwork will be created and accompanied by programming […]

The post 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship Awardees Announced: Ten Artists Receive $2000 and Exhibitions appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

Call for Artists: PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship

The 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship from PLAYGROUND DETROIT will provide financial support and professional mentorship for artists to develop their individual practices, to identify, elevate and promote Detroit-based artistic excellence. The Call for Artists 2020 Fellowship Application opens for submissions on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 20 Emerging Detroit artists each receive $2,000 Fellowship Award from […]

The post Call for Artists: PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

KNIGHT FOUNDATION NAMES 36 WINNING IDEAS TO SHARE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN THE 2019 KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE DETROIT

DETROIT – Oct. 9, 2019 – Chosen from hundreds of ideas submitted earlier this year, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has named 36 winners in the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit. Now in its seventh year, this community-wide Knight Foundation initiative seeks to find and fund the best ideas for engaging and enriching […]

The post KNIGHT FOUNDATION NAMES 36 WINNING IDEAS TO SHARE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN THE 2019 KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE DETROIT appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

Knight Foundation Announces 62 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit finalists

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation named 62 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit finalists (including PLAYGROUND DETROIT) today for a share of $2 million to bring their ideas to life. The finalists propose a range of artistic projects that tell unique Detroit stories, spotlight the city’s history and culture, and connect people to their […]

The post Knight Foundation Announces 62 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit finalists appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

Knight Foundation Releases New Detroit Study “Evolving Arts Ecosystems” and $20 Million in Funding

Just announced today- “Knight Foundation believes that the arts play a critical role in connecting people to the places where they live. To concentrate its impact, the foundation has focused its funding in specific communities—especially Detroit, a city long known for its artistic and cultural vibrancy. The Great Recession wrought significant damage in Detroit, exacerbating […]

The post Knight Foundation Releases New Detroit Study “Evolving Arts Ecosystems” and $20 Million in Funding appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

Hygienic Dress League “Value Proposition” Public Installations Open October 18th

“Value Proposition,” is an exhibition of three site-specific installations from artist duo Hygienic Dress League that explores the disconnect between humanity, value and the environment. Through various large scale sculptures featuring precious natural resources such as diamonds and elephants they create a surreal landscape that makes the viewer question societal norms and values placed on […]

The post Hygienic Dress League “Value Proposition” Public Installations Open October 18th appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

Knight Foundation // KNIGHT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 53 FINALISTS IN 2018 KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE

DETROIT—Aug. 23, 2018—The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today named 53 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge finalists, who are all vying for a share of $3 million. The community-wide initiative funds ideas that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts. The finalists propose a range of projects that tell unique Detroit stories, bring the […]

The post Knight Foundation // KNIGHT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 53 FINALISTS IN 2018 KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

PONYRIDE ANNOUNCES THE FIRST AWARDEES OF THEIR APPLEBAUM AND KNIGHTS ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Ponyride, a collaborative working space for social entrepreneurs and artists located in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, has partnered with the Applebaum Family Compass Fund and the Knights Art Challenge to develop an annual residency program. The six selected emerging and established artists, who have been juried by local curators, collectors, and creators, are awarded a stipend […]

The post PONYRIDE ANNOUNCES THE FIRST AWARDEES OF THEIR APPLEBAUM AND KNIGHTS ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

ADULT. ANNOUNCES ‘DETROIT HOUSE GUESTS’ ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON GHOSTLY FUNDED BY KNIGHT FOUNDATION

ADULT. will invite six musicians from around the country into their home over the next seven months to collaborate and ultimately create an album together that resonates with a spirit of Detroit, thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. ADULT. will begin work with their first collaborator and hope that […]

The post ADULT. ANNOUNCES ‘DETROIT HOUSE GUESTS’ ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON GHOSTLY FUNDED BY KNIGHT FOUNDATION appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

IDEAS WANTED: KNIGHT FOUNDATION SEEKS TO MAKE DETROIT A MORE VIBRANT PLACE

What’s your best idea to make Detroit more successful? The first-ever Knight Cities Challenge opens today calling on innovators of all types to answer this question. The national challenge, which seeks new ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work, is an initiative of the John S. and […]

The post IDEAS WANTED: KNIGHT FOUNDATION SEEKS TO MAKE DETROIT A MORE VIBRANT PLACE appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more

THE KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE OFFERING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE VISION

The Knight Arts Challenge is offering up millions of dollars to winners who have a vision to enrich Detroit. The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is a $9 million initiative to draw the best and most innovative ideas out of local organizations and individuals seeking to engage and enrich the community through the arts. Whether you’re an independent […]

The post THE KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE OFFERING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE VISION appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Read more