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Mural Arts Philadelphia Brings its Model to Detriot

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Apr 27, 2018

According to Detroit Free Press, Mural Arts Philadelphia has selected Detroit to be one of three cities that will receive an 18-month, $100,000 grant via its Mural Arts Institute. The Institute is designed to train organizations in best practices for community-focused public art projects.

Detroit Free Press notes that, “Mural Arts' arrival in Detroit is further evidence of the city's growing stature in the world of street art – a realm where the Motor City has received positive attention in recent years for a proliferation of world-class murals and negative scrutiny as the City of Detroit pursued legal action against unlicensed graffiti.”

The Mural Arts grant—which will be received by CultureSource, an arts and culture alliance for Southeast Michigan—will help create at least one large-scale public art project in the Fitzgerald neighborhood of Detroit. Beyond this project, the Mural Arts Institute will work with CultureSource to build capacity for future efforts.

Learn more about the funding and partnership here.

About Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Core Mural Arts programs such as Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults.

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