Akropolis Receives $10K NEA Grant to Help Launch Detroit Contemporary Music Festival This May

Together We Sound is a 2-week, 15-event free festival in Detroit.

This festival has three goals:
1. Expand and diversify access to world class contemporary music in Detroit
2. Increase artistic and scholastic achievement of youth at three Detroit high schools
3. Broaden Detroit’s national profile as a major cultural center

In collaborating with students, workers, local artists, and all Detroiters, Together We Sound aims to use our music to encourage togetherness.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Akropolis to fund Together We Sound, including costs associated with guest artists, travel, equipment, documentation, and more. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

Akropolis is proud to be one of only 24 outstanding cultural organizations in the state of Michigan to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Click here to view the NEA’s announcement and read more about the other organizations and their projects.

For the full list of concerts and events, visit our webpage for the festival below.


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