GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT 🏘 We are excited to share that Detroit Sound Conservancy has been awarded a NeighborHUB grant, sponsored by The Detroit Regional Chamber (@detroitchamber) and @generalmotors. From the program’s largest-ever applicant pool, we were among the 10 nonprofits from Detroit neighborhoods to receive a portion of the total $500,000 in grants. Receiving this grant is […]
New Board Member: Karen Hudson Samuels
We are pleased to announce that Karen Hudson Samuels, journalist and instructional designer, has joined Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Board of Directors.
Announcing Our New Director: Michelle McKinney
Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Board of Directors have named a new Executive Director, longtime Board Member, griot, singer, and dear friend Michelle McKinney.
Detroit Sound Conservancy Awarded Relief and Resiliency Grant from Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource
We have been awarded a $10,000 “Relief and Resiliency” grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource.
KIP:D Planning Grant Awarded by The Kresge Foundation
Very grateful to The Kresge Foundation for believing in our sonic vision for The Blue Bird neighborhood and community. The planning begins now thanks to their support. Detroit Sound Conservancy will conduct community engagement and initial design for the redevelopment of the Blue Bird Inn, an iconic jazz club on Detroit’s west side, into a […]
September Feelgood Tap Fundraiser
Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Sound Conservancy partner during September for Feelgood Tap Fundraiser and Event Batch Brewing Company in Corktown continues to develop local philanthropic partnerships through the Feelgood Tap, an in house initiative that became a 501c3 in late 2016. In September, participating Feelgood Tap establishments get to focus on a local partner […]
National Trust for Historic Preservation on United Sound
This week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation referenced our work with United Sound Systems on their Blog: “If United goes, that old style and history of recording, there’s nothing left,” says Carleton Gholz of the Detroit Sound Conservancy. “This could be something we could all rally around.” Read the whole article here. Photo by […]
Model D. Article on Upcoming Conference
Our founder, Carleton Gholz, wrote this week about our upcoming Detroit Sound Conference. He also summarized the DSC’s last two years of sonic organizing. At one point he wrote: “We believe that journalists are archivists as well as important critical voices who ask the “so what” question when interviewing music makers and crafting sonic stories. […]
Boston Globe on DSC
DSC Founder Carleton Gholz and co-Vice President LaVell Williams were interviewed by the Boston Globe for the Boston Loves Detroit fundraiser in Boston on Saturday, March 22. It’s not all a Motown story,” says LaVell Williams, vice president of DSC. “Motown is wonderful, but there’s a lot more out there that’s dying off that no […]
Dig Boston on DSC
DSC Founder Carleton Gholz was interviewed by Dig Boston‘s Chris Faraone for the upcoming Boston Loves Detroit fundraiser on Saturday, March 22. In the interview, Gholz says: The DSC is not a nostalgia trip. We care about the past because we want to know how we got where we are and where we are going […]