As of Sunday, November 1,Detroit area artists working in the realms of performing and literary arts could apply for the Kresge Arts in Detroit fellowship grants.

The $25,000 fellowships provide support for 18 artists living and working in metropolitan Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties) whose commitment to innovation and artistic achievement are evident in the quality of their work.

The College for Creative Studies will host information sessions on December 7, 2009, and January 13, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. for those artists interested in applying for a fellowship. To RSVP and reserve your space, visit

Applications are only available online and must be completed by Friday, February 26, 2010.

The 2010 Kresge Artist Fellows will be announced in June 2010.


  • Art criticism

    (in all disciplines - including visual,

    literary and performing arts)

  • Creative non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Playwriting
  • Interdisciplinary work

    (within the above arts disciplines)


  • Choreography
  • Music composition

    (in all genres - classical, country, electronic, experimental, folk, hip-hop,

    jazz, rap, rock, etc.)

  • Performance art
  • Spoken word
  • Sound art
  • Interdisciplinary work

    (within the above arts disciplines)

Each year, KAID will switch between visual artists (read about this year's 18 fellows) one year, and literary and performing the next.

Of course, each year also sees a Kresge Eminent Artist Award of $50,000. The first being fine artist Charles McGee and the second, jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave

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