Access to art and cultural experiences is vitally important to quality of life. From boom times to bankruptcy, the arts have always been a way for Detroiters to connect to each other and the world, as well as a key to improving our communities. The city is home to arts and cultural institutions that have elevated Detroit’s creative spirit for generations, as well as emerging organizations that bring fresh perspectives and experiences. Hudson-Webber invests in the capacity of arts and cultural organizations to deliver quality, accessible, and engaging cultural programming, as well as increasing the diversity of voices reflected in the sector. The Foundation also supports arts and culture projects that contribute to the health and vitality of Detroit and its neighborhoods.

Grant Highlights

Detroit Historical Society was awarded a $400,000 grant to develop an exhibit that brings together diverse local voices and communities to reflect on the 1967 civil unrest, its causes, and its aftermath.

Detroit Institute of the Arts was awarded a $2,000,0000 challenge grant to support the Woodward Circle giving initiative.

The following 16 organizations were awarded a share of a $550,000 grant for operating support:

  • Arab American National Museum (ACCESS)
  • Charles H. Wright Museum
  • Culture Source
  • Detroit Artists Market
  • Detroit Historical Society
  • Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation
  • Detroit Public Theater
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Detroit Zoological Society
  • Heidelberg Project
  • Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Michigan Science Center
  • Mosaic Youth Theater
  • Motown Historical Society
  • Pewabic Society
  • Sphinx Organization