Detroit arts community gets $20M boost from Knight Foundation The Detroit Free Press

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Calling Detroit the new Berlin for its thriving arts scene, Alberto Ibargüen, president, CEO and trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, announced Wednesday that the nonprofit will invest $20 million in arts organizations in the city through 2023.

“Great art, tough art, challenging art helps to tell a great city’s own story. Nowhere is this more true that today’s Detroit,” said Alberto Ibarguen, president of the Knight Foundation. “This is the place where art, culture and design have changed the narrative of a community. And in the art world, Detroit has become the new Berlin.”

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will receive $1.325 million to help grow the arts in Detroit. We look forward to working with a cohort of theaters to bring the best ideas forward for sustainability.

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