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May 15, 2019

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CulturePop activates public spaces throughout downtown Detroit with random, surprising, and experiential arts pop-ups, imbuing the city with creativity and ensuring that the arts are part of people's everyday lives. 

The Summer 2018 pilot program included 14 CulturePop activations at lunch, after work, and over weekends at six outdoor public spaces (Campus Martius Park, Spirit Plaza, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Woodward Avenue Esplanade, and Grand Circus Park), and two nontraditional art spaces (parking garage elevators and storefront windows along Woodward Avenue). Featured presenters included: Akropolis Reed Quintet, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Focus: HOPE, Girls Rock Detroit, Heritage Works, InsideOut Literary Arts Project, Motor City Brass Band, Motor City Street Dance Academy, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Pewabic, Seafoam Palace Museum, and Signal-Return. 

In September 2018, CulturePop activations also appeared at the inaugural Sukkah x Detroit festival in Capitol Park, part of Detroit's Month of Design.

"A personal note about being in front of the Spirit of Detroit I wanted to share. I would say about 2001-02, my brother and I got our licenses and we immediately drove downtown with our camcorder to dance downtown. One of the main spaces we wanted to dance in front of was the Spirit of Detroit… security made us leave, this happened more than enough times over the years. For me, this event was a victory because not only was I able to bring my company out and showcase positive hip hop culture, but because I wasn't removed this time, I was invited and welcomed."

Benito "Mav One" Vasquez, executive director & founder, Motor City Street Dance Academy 

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Applications for CulturePop Summer 2019 are Now Open! 

Meet Detroit workers, residents, and visitors where they are this summer, whether on their lunch break, shopping, or walking their dogs. How will you stop them in their tracks with an engaging cultural experience that enhances downtown Detroit's public spaces through arts and culture? CulturePop encourages arts organizations to think about how they use public spaces in new and innovative ways, while garnering new audiences for their work. 

CulturePop activations will take place throughout the month of August. Organizations may apply for up to $3,500 per experience. Grantees must be current 2019 CultureSource members

Applications are due by Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. Questions? Please contact Hillary Anchill at hbrody@culturesource.org or 313-831-1151.

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 CultureSource is an official partner of the Quicken Loans Community Fund. CulturePop is supported by the Quicken Loans Community Fund, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)’s Michigan Film and Digital Media Office (MFDMO).

April 11, 2019

A Detroit Arts Support Program

If you...

  • are located in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb Counties
  • are a community-based arts or cultural organization; an arts or cultural producer (artist) or presenter; or an arts project-based enterprise which pays creators or artists
  • need funds for an artistic project that will strengthen your purpose; enhance your skills; add to the vibrancy of your community; or contribute to the creative environment
  • had revenues of less than $100,000 in the last 12 months OR had revenues of more than $100,000 in the last 12 months, but were ineligible for a Detroit Arts Support grant due to being too new or too small or because you are not a 501(c)(3)

…you may want to apply for a CultureSource Creators of Culture grant.

  • You may apply for $3,000. This is an all-or-nothing grant process (no strings attached), and 25 projects will receive funding.
  • Your project can be ongoing, annual, new, or something you already do
  • It is okay for the grant to be the only cash used (no matching requirement)
  • You must submit your application by June 10, 2019.The grant term is August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. 

NOTE: you do not need to be a CultureSource member to apply for a Creators of Culture grant. 

You must understand and agree to...

  • apply for only one grant application
  • include payments to creators of culture as part of your project
  • not limit participants in your project on the basis of
    • race, color, county of origin, ethnicity
    • age, religion, sexual orientation, gender-identification
    • ability

That’s it! Our goal is to keep the entire grant process simple.


What's the purpose of this grant program? 
Many types of arts activities happen in Southeast Michigan regularly, and regardless of scope and scale, they can contribute to the vitality of our communities. Not all of these activities, though, are eligible for Detroit Arts Support grants ($5,000-$100,000) given application criteria. So, to widen the range of creative projects that could get a boost from funding, this Creators of Culture grant program specifically targets projects that do not qualify for the larger grants—maybe because they are too small, new, or informal—but that do have positive impacts in communities. Through this program, each year for the next three years, CultureSource will offer 25 $3,000 grants to creators of culture, in collaboration with the Detroit Arts Support program.

Why this is important to CultureSource? Our mission is to advance the work of organizations that cultivate creative and cultural expression in Southeast Michigan. Working within that mission includes us offering programs specifically for the creators and artists who are part of or who partner with organizations. Additionally, below are five of our seven guiding principles, which also describe some of the values behind our work: 

  • We must embrace contemporary culture at its core and edges.
  • Cultural organizations of all sizes can be valued as community anchors.
  • We have a responsibility to elevate voices historically oppressed by privilege.
  • We speak clearly, respectfully, and inclusively.
  • We believe creativity is fundamental.

Information Sessions

CultureSource will host a series of public info sessions in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties throughout the spring:

Questions?

Please contact Jane Linn at 313-831-1151 or jlinn@culturesource.org.

Apply to Creators of Culture by June 10. Review the questions here before filling out the application form. Please use only the number of words that you need to answer the questions. You do not need to use the maximum number allowed. You will not be allowed to save and go back to your form, so make sure to answer your questions in a separate document before filling out the form and pressing submit.

Creators of Culture Grant Questions     Budget Form Template (Note, if you are having trouble uploading your budget form, please make sure you are using Google Chrome as your browser.)

 Applicants will receive notification of their grant results in September.

May 15, 2017

The Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA) is a consortium of professionals working together in order to enhance the accessibility of Southeast Michigan’s cultural institutions for people with all abilities.

Founded in 2016, MACA provides a forum for sharing best practices, ideas, and resources focused around making cultural institutions more welcoming and inclusive. If you are interested in your organization joining MACA, fill out this formthis form. This webpage contains accessibility information for each institution so that visitors can better experience the array of programs and offerings at the region’s cultural destinations. Click on an organization to learn more!

Accessibility Options

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Contact

Web: click here

Email: accessibility@aahom.org

Phone: 734-205-9564


Limited Mobility

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible entrances: Yes

Drop-off zone(s): Parking lot may be used for drop-offs

Accessible restrooms: Yes

Wheelchairs/Motorized Scooters: Yes (Courtesy wheelchairs)

Benches/seating in public areas: Yes

Shuttle service: No

Blind/Low Vision

Large print/Braille maps/labels: Yes (Available upon request)

Touch tours/ hands-on interactives: AAHOM is a hands-on facility

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Assistive Listening Devices: No

Sign language interpretation: No

Captioning on videos: No

Transcripts for audio: Yes (Available upon request)

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism training for staff: Yes

Social stories: Yes

Sensory-friendly hours/days: Yes

Designated quiet spaces: Yes (Available upon request)

Noise-canceling headphones/earplugs: Yes

Dementia

Program for people with dementia: No

Other Developmental Disabilities

Program/offering: No

Additional Amenities & Offerings

Gender neutral/unisex restroom(s): Yes

Family restroom(s): Yes

Nursing room: Yes

Maps/guides in languages other than English: No

Any other offerings? Virtual tour

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Contact

Web: click here

Phone: (313) 833-7900


Limited Mobility

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible entrances: Yes (Woodward entrance is not accessible)

Drop-off zone(s): Yes

Accessible restrooms: Yes

Wheelchairs/Motorized Scooters: Yes (Wheelchairs and motorized scooters available on a first-come, first-serve basis, by request at the Farnsworth entrance)

Benches/seating in public areas: Yes

Shuttle service: No

Blind/Low Vision

Large print/Braille maps/labels: Large print versions of wall text and interpretive materials are for all available special exhibitions. Inquire at entrance to exhibition for assistance.

Touch tours/ hands-on interactives: Available upon request with at least two weeks advance notice; minimum group number may apply

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Assistive Listening Devices: Yes (Available upon request for events in the Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall and Detroit Film Theater auditorium)

Sign language interpretation: Yes (Available for most events and can be arranged for any DIA event with at least two weeks advance notice)

Captioning on videos: Yes

Transcripts for audio: Yes (Available upon request)

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism training for staff: No

Social stories: No

Sensory-friendly hours/days: No

Designated quiet spaces: No

Noise-canceling headphones/earplugs: No

Dementia

Program for people with dementia: Yes

Other Developmental Disabilities

Program/offering: Art-making available with advance request, Public and school tours with advance request

Additional Amenities & Offerings

Gender neutral/unisex restroom(s): Yes (in Learning Center on first floor)

Family restroom(s): Yes (at Farnsworth entrance)

Nursing room: Yes (at Farnsworth entrance)

Maps/guides in languages other than English: Rivera Court iPad app (Spanish only)

Any other offerings? Public/school tours and art-making available with advance request for people with developmental, cognitive, and learning disabilities.

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Contact

Web: click here

Phone: 313-576-5100


Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism training for staff: No

Social stories: No

Sensory-friendly hours/days: Yes

Designated quiet spaces: Yes (For designated programming)

Noise-canceling headphones/earplugs: No

Dementia

Program for people with dementia: No

Other Developmental Disabilities

Program/offering: Private building tours available with advance request

Additional Amenities & Offerings

Gender neutral/unisex restroom(s): Yes

Family restroom(s): Yes

Nursing room: No

Maps/guides in languages other than English: No

Any other offerings? Live webcasts of concerts available at www.dso.org/live and www.dso.org/classroom

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Contact

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Email: geninfo@dzs.org

Phone: 248-541-5717


Limited Mobility

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible entrances: Yes

Drop-off zone(s): Yes

Accessible restrooms: Yes

Wheelchairs/Motorized Scooters: Yes (Wheelchairs: $10 per day; Motorized scooters: $28 per day)

Benches/seating in public areas: Yes

Shuttle service: No

Blind/Low Vision

Large print/Braille maps/labels: Online map has low vision readability version.

Touch tours/ hands-on interactives: Hands-on interpretives throughout.

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Assistive Listening Devices: Yes (Available for films in the Ford Education Center Theater)

Sign language interpretation: Yes (with two weeks’ advance notice)

Captioning on videos: No

Transcripts for audio: No

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism training for staff: Yes

Social stories: Yes

Sensory-friendly hours/days: Yes

Designated quiet spaces: Yes (Available upon request)

Noise-canceling headphones/earplugs: No

Dementia

Program for people with dementia: No

Other Developmental Disabilities

Program/offering: No

Additional Amenities & Offerings

Gender neutral/unisex restroom(s): Yes

Family restroom(s): Yes

Nursing room: Yes

Maps/guides in languages other than English: Arabic, Spanish; Google Translate available for website

Any other offerings? No

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Contact

Web: click here

Phone: (313) 884-4222


Limited Mobility

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible entrances: Yes (Second floor of the home is only accessible by stairs)

Drop-off zone(s): Yes

Accessible restrooms: Yes

Wheelchairs/Motorized Scooters: Yes (Courtesy wheelchairs)

Benches/seating in public areas: Yes

Shuttle service: Yes

Blind/Low Vision

Large print/Braille maps/labels: No

Touch tours/ hands-on interactives: No

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Assistive Listening Devices: Will accommodate, but does not provide

Sign language interpretation: Will accommodate, but does not provide

Captioning on videos: No

Transcripts for audio: N/A

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism training for staff: No

Social stories: No

Sensory-friendly hours/days: No

Designated quiet spaces: No

Noise-canceling headphones/earplugs: No

Dementia

Program for people with dementia: Upon request

Other Developmental Disabilities

Program/offering: No

Additional Amenities & Offerings

Gender neutral/unisex restroom(s): No

Family restroom(s): No

Nursing room: No

Maps/guides in languages other than English: German, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Dutch

Any other offerings? No

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Contact

Web: click here

Email: info@mi-sci.org

Phone: 313-577-8400, Ext. 482


Limited Mobility

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible entrances: Yes

Drop-off zone(s): Yes

Accessible restrooms: Yes

Wheelchairs/Motorized Scooters: Yes (Courtesy wheelchairs; Motorized scooters: $5 per day)

Benches/seating in public areas: Yes

Shuttle service: No

Blind/Low Vision

Large print/Braille maps/labels: No

Touch tours/ hands-on interactives: MiSci is a hands-on facility

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Assistive Listening Devices: Yes (Available for most theaters by request)

Sign language interpretation: Available by request

Captioning on videos: No

Transcripts for audio: Yes (Available upon request)

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism training for staff: Yes

Social stories: Yes

Sensory-friendly hours/days: Yes

Designated quiet spaces: Yes (Available upon request)

Noise-canceling headphones/earplugs: Yes

Dementia

Program for people with dementia: No

Other Developmental Disabilities

Program/offering: Adapted theater performances available by request.

Additional Amenities & Offerings

Gender neutral/unisex restroom(s): Yes

Family restroom(s): Yes

Nursing room: Yes

Maps/guides in languages other than English: No

Any other offerings? Adapted theater performances available by request for people with developmental, cognitive, and learning disabilities.

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Contact

Web: click here

Email: accessibility@thehenryford.org

Phone: 313-982-6001


Limited Mobility

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible entrances: Yes. For a full list of accessible entrances, please refer to The Henry Ford’s accessibility website in the contact field.

Drop-off zone(s): Yes

Accessible restrooms: Yes

Wheelchairs/Motorized Scooters: Yes (Wheelchairs: $4 per day; Motorized scooters: $20 per day)

Benches/seating in public areas: Yes

Shuttle service: Yes (on peak days)

Blind/Low Vision

Large print/Braille maps/labels: Yes (large print maps)

Touch tours/ hands-on interactives: Touch tours available with 3-weeks' notice. Hands-on interactives are available throughout.

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Assistive Listening Devices: Yes (for Giant Screen Experience and Drive-In Theater in museum)

Sign language interpretation: Yes (with two weeks’ advance notice)

Captioning on videos: Yes

Transcripts for audio: No

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism training for staff: Yes

Social stories: Yes

Sensory-friendly hours/days: Yes

Designated quiet spaces: Yes (recommended quiet spaces are listed on The Henry Ford’s accessibility webpage; designated quiet spaces are marked by signage during sensory-friendly events)

Noise-canceling headphones/earplugs: Yes

Dementia

Program for people with dementia: Yes

Other Developmental Disabilities

Program/offering: No

Additional Amenities & Offerings

Gender neutral/unisex restroom(s): Yes

Family restroom(s): Yes

Nursing room: Yes

Maps/guides in languages other than English: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Italian

Any other offerings? Children’s strollers and wagons are available to rent ($5 per day)

Definitions

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex developmental disability significantly impacting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction. It is generally evident before age three and is a “spectrum condition,” meaning that it affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.

Sources: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA]; Autism Society; Child Mind Institute
Blind/Low Vision
Blindness is a medically diagnosed central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the best possible correction, and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less. A person with low vision has some measureable vision, but difficulty accomplishing visual tasks, even with prescribed corrective lenses.

Sources: American Foundation for the Blind [AFB]; IDEA
Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
People who are deaf mostly have profound hearing loss, meaning little to no hearing, and often use sign language to communicate. People who share the language of American Sign Language and have embraced the cultural norms, beliefs, and values of the Deaf Community are referred to as being “Deaf.” People who are hard-of-hearing have mild-to-moderate hearing loss and may communicate through sign language, spoken language, or both.

Sources: World Health Organization [WHO]; National Association of the Deaf [NAD]

Dementia
A range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.

Source: Alzheimer’s Association
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental disabilities are generally evident before age three, usually last throughout a person’s lifetime, and can significantly impact communication, social interaction, and day-to-day functioning.

Sources: IDEA; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]
Limited Mobility
Limitation in independent, purposeful physical movement of the body or of one or more extremities. People with limited mobility may use such assistive devices as wheelchairs, motorized scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, braces, and Segways.

Sources: NANDA International [North American Nursing Diagnosis Association]; Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]

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Executive Chair
Caroline Braden, The Henry Ford
Vice Chair
Jenny Angell, Detroit Institute of Arts
Administrative/ Financial Chair
Elena SV Flys, Eastern Michigan University
Communications/ Membership Chair
Jessica Belcoure Marcetti, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Programming Chair
Jen Taggart, Bloomfield Township Public Library

Our mission is to empower cultural institutions in Southeast Michigan to become more accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities. By sharing resources and experiences, leveraging expertise, refining best practices, and building institutional capacity we will increase accessibility for people with disabilities therein increasing accessibility for all.

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