Detroit Sound Conservancy Awarded Relief and Resiliency Grant from Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource

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We have been awarded a $10,000 “Relief and Resiliency” grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource.

June 3, 2020. Detroit, MI: Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 “Relief and Resiliency” grant from the COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund supported by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource

The program has allocated grants to fifty non-profit arts and cultural organizations across the region for relief from the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and for efforts to pivot future work. The fund received 229 applications, requesting nearly $2.3 million in funding.

DSC Executive Director Carleton Gholz says, “We are thrilled to have been granted these critical funds and included with such a worthy group of Arts and Creative organizations. This grant allows us to remain focused on our current plan to build a home at the Blue Bird Inn. We are very grateful to the grant committee.”

A list of the other awardees can be found here.

The COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund is supported by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, Ford Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Leinweber Foundation, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Peck Foundation, and William Davidson Foundation.

Who We Are

Alarmed by the collective loss of creative voices, musical recordings, and cultural spaces, Detroit Sound Conservancy was established in 2012 to create programs and provide leadership in the preservation of musical heritage in a spirit of partnership and celebration. Put simply, we tell Detroit’s story through the experience of music. Our focus is not on any genre of music but instead on music as the quintessential Detroit story. Our long range vision is to enhance Detroiters’ quality of life through preservation, education, performance, and placekeeping in The Detroit Sound Center at The Legendary Blue Bird Inn. Our programming includes the Club Heaven Sound System and Blue Bird Inn Stage. Our collections include the Graystone International Jazz Museum and Hall of Fame as well as thousands of additional artifacts, recordings, manuscripts, and oral histories.

Engagement

Learn more about our story, explore our archives, and sign up for our newsletter at detroitsound.org

Contact

Please contact info@detroitsound.org for further information or call 313-444-8242.

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