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The Carr Center

The primary host of the 2014 Emerging Program Institute is The Carr Center, a center that develops, promotes, presents and preserves the African and African American cultural arts traditions within our multicultural community. The Carr Center hosts exhibitions, performances, and events; offers a variety of arts education programs; and provides support to local visual and performing artists and arts organizations through its Artist Hub. The organization aims to be the premier center for African and African American cultural arts programs and activities in the U.S., and we are thrilled to partner with The Carr Center and introduce our Emerging Program Institute attendees to this remarkable resource.


The closing reception of the Institute includes an exhibition opening of Midwestern Voices and Visions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The mission of the MOCAD is to present art at the forefront of contemporary culture. As a non-collecting institution, MOCAD is responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial dialogue, collaboration, and public engagement.

"Midwestern Voices and Visions" is a program of the Alliance of Artists Communities, awarding 8 artists of color from the Midwest with a grant and a residency at 7 host sites throughout the region. Every three years, the program culminates in an exhibition, showcasing the visual, written, and performance-based work of some of the region's most promising and powerful voices.

Detroit Bus Company

Creating fresh transit answers for Detroit, The Detroit Bus Company is building a system of public services to reinvent how southeastern Michigan gets around and doing it safer, faster, greener, and more affordably than ever before. The company is built on innovative technologies, modern bio-fuels, and an uncommonly strong focus on customer service. Hop aboard!

 Tours + Site Visits

555 Arts 

555 provides affordable studios and workspace, gallery space, exhibition programs, arts education programming, an artist in residence program, and public arts. The Artist Residency Program at 555 is designed to shine a light on the deeper, more complex positive reality of Detroit, that transcends statistics. That positivity is the part of Detroit that refuses to die, to burn, to close up shop and abandon the cause.  Concerned, conscientious, passionate people are here and the Residency Artists serve as an extension of that local network, uplifting provocative ideas and presenting innovative thought for a Detroit that is redefining itself.

INCA INCA (Institute for Neo Connotative Action) is an artist/scholar/poet in residency and an exhibition/lecture space founded by Bergman/Salinas in Detroit in 2011, and Seattle in 2013. INCA Detroit hosts a regular art, poetry, and performance salon series; residencies of up to 2 months for international artists; short-term visiting artists and researchers; and a library, open to the public.
Ponyride Ponyride is a study to see how the foreclosure crisis can have a positive impact on our communities. Using an ‘all boats rise with the tide’ rent subsidy, Ponyride provides cheap space for socially-conscious artists and entrepreneurs to work and share knowledge, resources, and networks. The faciities include wood, metals, letterpress, textiles, dance, production, and recording studios; coworking space; a conference room; and housing and kitchen space. Ponyride's residency program hosts artists and entrepreneurs from around the world who are vested in doing work in Detroit, for one night to one year.
Popps Packing Popps Packing is a home, studio, and experimental arts venue aimed at promoting dialog and cultural exchange between the local, national, and international communities through exhibitions, performances, workshops, and artist residencies. Popps Packing offers residencies for emerging and mid-career artists interested in an immersive studio experience in Detroit. We are interested in artists working in all media, especially those who challenge the boundaries of architecture, sculpture, performance, sound, digital, film, painting, and drawing. As a family-run operation, we welcome artists with significant others and children.


Power House Productions

Power House Productions (PHP) is an artist-run neighborhood-based nonprofit organization. Incorporated in December of 2009, our mission is to develop and implement creative neighborhood stabilization strategies to revitalize and inspire the community.

Our programs include integrating artist live-work spaces within the existing cultural resources of the community and inviting artists to visit for extended periods to research and propose projects. In just a short few years, PHP has brought 23 artists and designers into the community to work, learn, and observe, and facilitated the purchase of 28 properties to residents, both new and old. It is our belief that through the skills and talent of artists and designers and their long term work in the community, a new kind of neighborhood will emerge.  One that is creatively and actively enjoyable, safe and sustainable for all.