Transformational arts funding helped the Carr Center shift from a creative placemaking strategy to a programmatic strategy. Today, their performance art, visual art, art education, and jazz education programs reach a global audience.
Tag: Jazz Education
The New Standard
By Mark Stryker, Author of “Jazz from Detroit” It’s early 2023, but I’m still thinking about the cultural highlights of 2022 in Detroit, particularly the New Standards/Jazz Without Patriarchy initiative that unfolded over three weeks in October. There were so many vibrant aspects to this ambitious project, spearheaded by the Carr Center and curated by...
Erb Family Foundation Announces 61 Detroit Arts Support Grantees
Today we announced $7.3 million in new and ongoing grants during our September grant cycle. See the complete grants list here. As part of our continuing participation in Detroit Arts Support, we made three-year general operating grants totaling $5.2 million to 61 Detroit area and Erb family legacy arts and cultural institutions. The Foundation’s increased...
How the Arts Grow and Uplift Communities
Whether it’s times of triumph or challenge, metro Detroit artists, institutions, and neighbors inspire us to keep moving, reaching, and changing.
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,...
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.