The City of Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship has launched a new Arts Alley Fellowship program, where fellows serve as liaisons between city officials and community members.
ACE will award nine fellows with $10,000 to curate art, programming and maintain nine Art Alleyways.
The creative alleyways are also being designed to maintain flood zones with cost effective methods. The initiative aims to create beauty out of blighted neighborhoods.
“For decades alleys were forgotten places in our city that became havens for illegal dumping and overgrowth,” Mayor Mike Duggan said in a statement announcing the program last year. “But now we are transitioning from blight to a city of beauty. In addition to the 2,000 alleys we are clearing, these Arts Alleys will turn several of them into beautiful and unique gathering places for neighbors for years to come.”
The Arts Alley Fellowship is funded by the Ford and Kresge Foundations. Applications will be accepted through May 26. Visit detroit.gov to learn more.
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