CultureSource is a member association for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Southeast Michigan serving the following seven counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe and St. Clair.


Founded in 2007 as the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan, on January 1, 2013, we became CultureSource, the source for arts and culture in southeast Michigan. With its establishment, CultureSource filled a void major organizations identified in the region based on shared needs for capacity building, advocacy and marketing resources, welcoming small and mid-size organizations into the conversation. Quickly, CultureSource grew from 32 member organizations to 72, now serving over 150 annually. 


CultureSource’s mission is to advance the work of organizations that cultivate creative and cultural expression in Southeast Michigan.


Our vision is of flourishing Southeast Michigan communities that visibly benefit from a diverse and thriving arts and culture sector, which itself receives indispensable support from CultureSource.

Guiding Principles

  • We are at our best when we work with partners and as connectors and instigators.
  • A solid financial core is essential to our capacity to serve.
  • We must embrace contemporary culture at its core and edges.
  • Cultural organizations of all sizes can be valued as community anchors.
  • We speak clearly, respectfully, and inclusively.
  • We have a responsibility to elevate voices historically oppressed by privilege.
  • We believe creativity is fundamental.

pdf  CultureSource Strategic Plan 2016 (798 KB)