Tag: Arts and Culture

Erb Family Foundation Awards $1M Transformational Grant to Michigan Opera Theatre
December 10, 2021December 21, 2021
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Erb Family Foundation Awards $1M Transformational Grant to Michigan Opera Theatre

Today we announced $4.9 million in new and ongoing grants during the December grant cycle. See the complete grants list here. The Foundation awarded two new transformational arts grants. One to Michigan Opera Theatre, the premier producer and presenter for opera, musical theatre, and dance in the Great Lakes Region, for $1 million to broaden audiences through...

Detroit Arts and Cultural Organizations Major Focus of Erb Family Foundation September Grants
September 17, 2021December 21, 2021
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Detroit Arts and Cultural Organizations Major Focus of Erb Family Foundation September Grants

Today we announced $3.6 million in new and ongoing grants during the September grant cycle. Our founders, Fred and Barbara Erb valued the contribution the arts make to the area’s economic, social, and creative well-being which is why over $2 million was awarded to arts and culture organizations. See the complete grants list here. Sixty arts and...

Three Ways the Arts Help Make Metro Detroit Vibrant
July 30, 2021September 15, 2021
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Three Ways the Arts Help Make Metro Detroit Vibrant

Fred and Barbara Erb understood and valued the role that the arts played in daily life and the collective impact that artists, organizations, and audiences have on our community. Today, Erb Family Foundation works to further strengthen the sector in the Detroit area in recognition of the role it plays in creating a culturally vibrant...

Four Ways Jazz Education Impacts Youth
June 10, 2021December 21, 2021
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Four Ways Jazz Education Impacts Youth

Kris Johnson has first-hand knowledge of the impact that jazz education can have on youth in metro Detroit. Over the years, he’s learned and played with each of the JazzEd Detroit partner organizations—and has returned to share his artistry and inspire students in those programs as an educator and professional jazz artist. In this video,...

June 10, 2021December 21, 2021
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Collaboration and Connection for Youth Through Jazz Education

During 2020 JazzEd Detroit partners created new opportunities for digital instruction, collaboration, and connection for young musicians like William Hill, III. JazzEd Detroit is supported by the Erb Family Foundation. JazzEd Detroit partners include The Carr Center, Michigan State University Community Music School-Detroit, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Jazz Festival, and Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.