Enhancing awareness of our communities and cultures through art.

The Artist Next Door illuminates and celebrates Detroit area artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds and disciplines to enhance awareness and understanding of our communities and cultures. The project highlights the work of six Detroit-area artists whose work gives us a greater understanding of their cultural heritage and brings us closer as a region of neighbors.

In 2021, WDET and a jury of artists selected six artist fellows to create an original piece of artwork. The artist’s process and work was photographed and the artists were profiled on WDET’s CultureShift.  A digital story was created about each artist.  The six fellows each received a $1,000 stipend. WDET hosted in-person artist events for interactive conversations,  and art and cultural communities will be encouraged to highlight the work of the artists throughout the next year.

Made possible by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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