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Katrina A
Midtown/Cass Corridor area
(Midtown/New Center/Cass Corridor/North End/Packard Plant communities)
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the project

Through this project, a creative gallery that will be able to give independent artists in Detroit a place to house, showcase and sell their work. The gallery and the team will have a very strong focus on giving back to the community, bringing awareness to mental health in urban communities, providing community outreach resources/events, and giving adults and children opportunities to learn about art and media production.

  • Community outreach. Focusing on giving back to the community, people in-need, and mental health awareness. Mental health is overlooked in urban and poverty stricken communities in which people do not receive proper treatment because lack of resources and knowledge, our goal is to change that.
  • The Gallery will host and pair with local businesses and community sponsors in the Detroit area to be able to provide proper resources such as: physical and mental health resources and programs, host donation drives/events for community food and clothing distribution, employment resources, health screenings, reaching out to at risk youth/teens)
  • Provide a youth media camp program. The camp would be a program under the gallery to provide children in Detroit a detailed look into a side of media production that they might not have know existed or could be capable of making a career. The camp will reach out to children in the community and foster homes in the area to allow the children to express themselves through art and media, gain knowledge and have hands on experience.
  • Joining art and the community. Providing a safe space for people of all backgrounds to come find resources, network, market, sell, and showcase their work in a formal professional fashion in also  giving back to the community.  

the steps

Once the campaign funding project has been successfully completed: 

The building space will be secured

The team will reach out to local artist for residency in the gallery, meet and organize exhibitions for artist(s)

Plan the first community event 

Purchase equipment 

Reach out and connect local business, health care providers and community effort programs to assist with community and mental health resources

Plan for youth camp program.

why we're doing it

Growing up in Detroit, many of us have always loved the city and have always been into art since a child but growing up there were not many places to express interest or gain knowledge in the art or media field in most communities. There are so many talented artist in the Detroit area that do not have the outlet to display their work. Through the gallery we will be a platform for artist to showcase their talent and hard work. We also will bring resources to the community that will benefit the next generation growing up so that children can know there are positive ways of expressing yourself. A youth camp focused on media production will be held for children to gain experience and real-world training in the media and art field. The team will cultivate and create ideas and programs to assist with exposing art and media production to urban communities. A community steps in when someone needs help and that's what we plan to do: help with community education, mental health awareness events in the Detroit area for people to know how to get assistance and treatment options.  


Disbursed Budget:

Donations raised will go towards a food and clothing bundle for a deserving family

TOTAL RAISED = $101.00
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $5.05
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $3.03

Original Budget:

Funding from the campaign would go towards:

$5,000- Gallery, location rental and production equipment 

$2,000- Community initiative supplies (food and beverages, toiletries, bags/containers, chair and table rental)

$1,500- Volunteer stipends

$1,500- Decor and artist promotion

Project Funding Needed =    $10,000
ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    $545
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $327
Total to Raise =    $10,908


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