Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you to Detroit, a city with a rich culture of creativity, innovation, and resilience. In addition to being the historic heart of the American automotive industry, Motown is also the home of incredible architecture; a legacy of activism; and vibrant arts, music, and design communities. The city is undergoing an immense transition, from its former identity as an industrial epicenter, toward defining what the future could be for an American city. Engage with your colleagues from across North America at the GIA Conference for a unique opportunity to be inspired by the people and culture of Detroit.
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, Michigan, 48243
2017 Conference Committee
- Regina Smith, The Kresge Foundation (Chair)
- John Bracey, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
- Christina deRoos, Kresge Arts in Detroit
- Kimberly Driggins, City Of Detroit
- Sigal Hemy, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
- Kamilah Henderson, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
- George Jacobsen, William Davidson Foundation
- Sharnita Johnson, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
- Katy Locker, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
- Alycia Socia, The Kresge Foundation
Grantmakers in the Arts has a long-held commitment to engaging the community in each city where the annual national conference is held. Read GIA’s Conference Guiding Principles and Practices.
Artwork: Gilda Snowden, Bright Stars at Night (detail), 2008, acrylic on canvas, gifted to the Detroit Institute of Arts by the Gilda Snowden Estate. Photo courtesy of the Oakland University Art Gallery. Learn more about Gilda Snowden.