M&M Fisher - Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

ArtPlace America


ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.

Project Awarded

ArtPlace America National Grants Program - Detroit: This grant provides support to ArtPlace funded projects in Detroit as part of a national program that annually supports creative placemaking projects in communities of all sizes across the country. These are projects in which art plays an intentional and integrated role in place-based community planning and development.

Photo & Video Gallery

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Two children play at the SideWalk Festival on Detroit’s Northwest side. The event is produced in partnership with Bright Art Paths, a recipient of ArtPlace funding. Photo credit: Cheryl Willard

The Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, located in Detroit’s North End neighborhood, was a recipient of ArtPlace funding for their work to create a network of artists, designers, engineers, professionals and community residents. Photo credit: Piper Carter

The Oakland Avenue Urban Farm team is pictured here at their location in Detroit’s North End neighborhood. Photo credit: Piper Carter

Through the adaptive use of a former funeral home in Southwest Detroit, Grace in Action received ArtPlace funding to develop an artist live-work space, printmaking studio, recording studio and community space. Photo credit: Grace in Action