Listed below are interesting opportunities and projects that engage ArtsCorpsDetroit volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the current projects or registering for information on upcoming projects, please complete an on-line ArtsCorpsDetroit Volunteer Application Form.
If you have questions or seek more information about any of the following projects, please contact an ArtsCorpsDetroit staff member at 313-309-4120 or by email at email@example.com.
Also, we're quite proud of our growing list of Completed ACD Projects!
LOTS of Art!
Be a part of re-claiming the city of Detroit! Learn more about LOTS of Art!
In the last half century, Detroit has lost more than half of its population, shrinking from nearly two million in the late-1950s to fewer than 750,000 today. The exodus of people and businesses has left large areas of the city deserted, with nearly 50,000 abandoned properties scattered around the city.
ArtCorpsDetroit’s signature project, LOTS of Art! contributes in creative ways to addressing these abandoned spaces in the city – one “lot” at a time by collaborating with neighborhood groups to create and install art on abandoned residential lots. Resulting LOTS of Art! will vary in appearance and in purpose according to the needs and interests of each neighborhood. Some LOTS of Art! may include sculptures, painted murals on walls or fences, or benches for meeting or relaxing; others may include performance spaces, picnic areas, dance platforms, meditation spaces, creative play equipment, urban gardens, etc.
LOTS of Art! is a chance to let your imagination soar! Volunteers for LOTS of Art! have the opportunity to work closely with neighborhood groups and artists experienced in community arts projects.
Special Opportunity for CFPCA Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni
The WSU College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) is proud to participate in the ArtsCorpsDetroit LOTS of Art! during 2012 and to offer grants of up to $1500 per lot to CFPCA faculty, staff, students and alumni who create a LOT of Art! For further information on this grant program and for application materials, view or download the Request for Proposals and Application Cover Sheet (PDF).
ArtsCorpsDetroit volunteers are joining Kresge Arts Fellow, Cedric Tai, to bring color and interest to the overlooked brick walls all around the city through painted patterns that Tai calls “brixels.” A combination of “bricks” and “pixels,” “brixels” are computer-generated patterns painted onto the walls of aging brick buildings, activating the walls with design and color and calling attention to beauty of Detroit’s historic brick facades. For more information on Cedric Tai’s community-based brixel project, see www.makebrixels.com.
The Hope District
ArtsCorpsDetroit continues its relationship with the Hope District, located near the corners of Forest and Van Dyke, on Detroit's east side. Wayne State University students, faculty, and staff are working closely with community residents to create performance space and a series of programs based upon the game "Clue". Programming is being build upon the successful musical performance, Our Daily Grind, held on October 14, 2011.
As ACD continues its collaboration with the Hope District, be sure to look for additional events and exciting news on our website.