Sep 21

Our Town NEA Grant Award

09/21/2011 Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) received an Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of only 51 grants awarded nationwide. MDI will receive $100,000 to support the development of an integrated public art plan for the Sugar Hill Arts District, a two city-block radius in Midtown Detroit.The purpose of this plan is to develop a vision that provides a platform to present art in the public realm by understanding the community’s voice but also art itself historically and currently; privileging artistic creation over private interests. The plan would be...

By Trent Design

6:06 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Sep 16

Midtown Detroit Inc. wins ArtPlace Grant

09/16/11 Midtown Detroit Inc., Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and TechTown win $1.33 million in ArtPlace grants

 Private foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and federal partners join forces to place arts and culture at the center of economic revitalization efforts in Detroit and other U.S. cities and towns.

Three arts and culture organizations located in Detroit’s Woodward Avenue corridor will receive $1.33 million to expand their programs as part of an arts-based economic development initiative being launched in two dozen cities and towns across the nation. 

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5:54 PM

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Jul 28

Welcome to Midtown Whole Foods Market

07/28/11 We are happy to welcome Whole Foods Market to the Midtown district! The world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, announced today its first location in downtown Detroit. The 20,000 square foot Midtown location, slated to open in 2013, will be located on the northwest corner of Mack Avenue and John R St.The store will offer residents a variety of competitively priced, fresh, fruits and vegetables, specialty items, high-quality meats and seafood and everyday pantry staples. Reflecting the company’s mission of supporting organic agriculture, local communities and the...

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5:52 PM

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Oct 26

Community Foundation awards UCCA $75,000

The Community Foundation awarded MDI affiliate UCCA a $75,000 grant over two years to support the Midtown Marketing & Branding Campaign.  Midtown recently created a new logo identity that captures the richness of the neighborhood and its distinctive position within Detroit.  Midtown is now ready to take the next logical step to build a sustained and strategic marketing/communications program designed to promote the neighborhood. ### For the past 25 years, the Community Foundation has served as a vehicle for donors, volunteers and community members to identify important issues, share...

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3:35 PM

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Dec 01

New Economy Initiative

MDI affiliate UCCA was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the New Economy Fund for the development of the Sugar Hill Arts District.  This initiative is a partnership between Garfield Real Estate Properties and MDI affiliate UCCA, which will result in the development of art studios, housing, parking, and commercial space in a two block area south of the Cultural Center.  A system of pedestrian walkways will be created to provide better access throughout the district. ### American Funds is one of the nation’s largest mutual fund families, with more than $1 trillion in assets under...

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2:01 PM

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Dec 10

Grant awarded for Detroit's greenways

The Kresge Foundation awarded $3.5-million to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to help expand and build three Detroit greenways. The planned Midtown Loop greenway was just one of the projects on the list for funding. The Midtown Loop will be a 2-mile greenway trail that will follow existing street patterns, specifically following Kirby Street, John R Street, Canfield Street, and Cass Avenue with Warren Avenue serving as the central connector. The Loop will be linked to greenway initiatives in surrounding areas, providing a key component of a larger greenway network linking...

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3:32 PM

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Nov 30

UCCA receives funding from the Chrysler Foundation

MDI affiliate UCCA was recently awarded $25,000 from the Chrysler Foundation to help cover the production costs of the 2008 Detroit Festival of the Arts.  Celebrating its 22nd year, the Detroit Festival of the Arts was held this year amidst strong storms and high temperatures.  Due to the unexpected weather conditions, extra funding for the event was needed.  We are thankful to Frank Fountain, President of the Chrysler Foundation, and Brian Glowiak, Vice President & Secretary of the Chrysler Foundation, for their support. ### The Chrysler Foundation focuses its efforts on developing...

By Trent Design

3:29 PM

Tagged: Art Center

Dec 13

Hudson-Webber Foundation awards UCCA 2008-2009 grant

The Hudson-Webber Foundation awarded MDI affiliate UCCA a $300,000 grant for 2008-2009.  $100,000 was used in 2008 to support the maintenance and beautification program within Midtown.  The remainder of the grant will be used in 2009 to maintain MDI affilate UCCA's operating budget and advance our community activities.  Hudson-Webber Foundation works to improve the vitality and quality of life of the metropolitan Detroit community. ### The basic purpose of the Hudson Webber Foundation is to improve the vitality and quality of life of the metropolitan Detroit community. The Foundation...

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3:28 PM

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Dec 17

UCCA receives operating support

A $50,000 two-year grant was awarded to the MDI affiliate UCCA from the Max & Marjorie Fisher Foundation to support operating costs.  Funding from the Fisher Foundation has allowed UCCA to continue operating many of our neighborhood programs, such as beautification & maintenance, development, and planning & economic development. ###The Max & Majorie Fisher Foundation believes that life’s purpose is found in service to others, in creating opportunities for those who lack them, empowering individuals in self sufficiency, providing life-saving resources for those without...

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3:26 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Dec 20

Noel Night receives grant from DTE for LED holiday lighting

MDI affliate UCCA received $10,000 from DTE to support two LED holiday lighting displays at Noel Night.  A third location was added in 2009.  The two locations were Wayne State University's Old Main building the Sculpture Park on John R and the front entrance of the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The goal is to expand the LED lighting to one additional location each year, until the entire neighborhood is lit for this holiday event.  We would like to thank DTE for their support. ### DTE Energy Co. (NYSE: DTE) is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of...

By Trent Design

4:25 PM

Tagged: Art Center, Wayne State

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