Forward Arts is an arts program and project management organization that often includes initiatives that support and serve the community. Our aim is to grow, sustain and preserve Detroit’s vibrant arts communities and industries. As a model for innovative business practices, our mission-based yet business-oriented organization will provide support and opportunities to artists, art organizations and administrators.
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.
We are currently making the transition from a L3C organization into a non-profit model. For more information or if you have questions, please email us at info@ForwardArtsDetroit.org.