FORWARD ARTS

THE MISSION

Forward Arts is a Detroit arts non-profit since 2010, whose mission is to grow, sustain and preserve Detroit’s arts communities and industries. We produce music, visual and culinary arts programming, provide services to artists and organizations like the DIA, and support long term strategic planning for Detroit’s art community. Forward Arts also sits on the College of Creative Studies’ public art program Community Partnerships Art Detroit Advisory Board.

Art of all forms, both in the past and present, have always played a major function in the metro-Detroit area, both to our community and to the rest of the world. Major changes lie ahead for our region and cities and we believe the arts should be apart of that change.

To accomplish our organization’s purpose we have 3 guiding principles we adhere to: develop and cultivate Detroit’s creative industries by providing support, opportunities and leadership for artists and art administrators; support existing art organizations through partnerships, consulting, and business development; and lastly, preserve Detroit’s artistic history and legacy through education and documentation.

For more information or if you have questions, please email us at info@ForwardArtsDetroit.org.

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