CreateNED: community revitalization project in Northeast Detroit

We are thrilled to announce that we are part of a phenomenal project called CreateNED, with our frequent collaborators Allied Media Projects and new-found friends RestoreNED, that is one of the grant recipients of this year's ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. The project will promote and begin to implement a plan for equitable and creative development in Northeast Detroit, utilizing art, design, and digital communications in the revitalization strategy.
RestoreNED Map
RestoreNED Map
Allied Media Projects is excited to announce that we are a recipient of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, is investing $500,000 in “CreateNED,” a collaborative community revitalization project by Allied Media Projects with partners RestoreNED (Northeast Detroit/District 3) and The Work Department.
Young Nation, a community partner and ally, has also been awarded a $225,000 grant from ArtPlace for improvements to the Elsmere-Avis Plaza and Market in Southwest Detroit.
ArtPlace selected both recipients from a pool of nearly 1,300 applicants across 48 states and the District of Columbia. In selecting Allied Media Projects and Young Nation as grantees, ArtPlace is recognizing and investing in models of creative placemaking that put the work and vision of long-time residents at the heart of community planning and development, while integrating best practices of art, culture, and participatory design.
Both of the funded projects grow out of many years of grassroots organizing and relationship-building in their respective neighborhoods of Southwest and Northeast Detroit, where they work with dozens of community organizations, block clubs, arts organizations, churches, businesses, and other anchor institutions. Our shared vision is to utilize the ArtPlace grants to foster more equitable, beautiful, and creative communities.
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