ARTS & CULTURE GOAL #1: Foster authentic artistic and cultural expression by diverse neighborhoods and communities, especially those that are historically disadvantaged.
Example grants: Support for underrepresented artists through social media features and artist talks focused on racial equity and social justice themes; Music program with academic and arts focus; Equitable access and exposure to the arts for communities of color; Arts working group network support to integrate a collective DEI strategy; Support for a capital campaign to redevelop a multi-purpose, LEED Silver-certified facility in an underserved neighborhood.; Curation of historical narratives in W MI about Mexican-American communities; Arts & tech program for teens to explore different career paths; Incorporation of Native American worldviews & indigenous knowledge in staffing, internships and expanded programming; Free youth music training program & after school music club that teach students how to perform; Traveling Jim Crow Museum of racist imagery exhibit.
ARTS & CULTURE GOAL #2: Assure affordable and welcoming access by lower-income and diverse individuals to a wide variety of artistic and cultural exhibits and performances through relevant programming and aggressive outreach.
Example grants: Program for individuals with neurological and sensory conditions such as autism; Mobile studio that provides access to art, cultural, and educational experiences for individuals with disabilities; Inclusion support that provides culturally relevant programming; Cultural film, music, arts hub, & training center.