Kresge Artist Fellowships are $25,000 awards plus professional development support, and the creation of a short, documentary-style film highlighting the artist’s work. Artists of all career stages are invited to apply. Fellowships recognize creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines, including artists who have been academically trained, self-taught artists, and artists whose art forms have been passed down through cultural heritage. Meet our Artist Fellows.
Fellowships and Gilda Awards are no strings attached awards, meaning artists may spend the money on any aspect of their creative practice or life (i.e. making new work, renting or purchasing studio space, travel, general living expenses, paying off debt, etc.).
In 2020 Kresge Arts in Detroit will award 18 Fellowships + 2 Gilda Awards
• Live Arts: 9 Kresge Artist Fellowships and 1 Gilda Award
• Film & Music: 9 Kresge Artist Fellowships and 1 Gilda Award
Note: Kresge Arts in Detroit anticipates Fellowship applications in Literary Arts and Visual Arts will be available in 2021.
Applications are reviewed by two independent panels, one for Live Arts and one for Film & Music. Each panel consists of five individuals (a mix of national panelists and local panelists). Panelists remain anonymous until the selected artists are announced in June 2020.
New panels of national and local artists and arts professionals are convened each year. Previous applicants are strongly encouraged to re-apply.
On Sunday December 15th 2019 comes the 2019 HOLIDAY ARTIST MARKET featuring locally created art, handicrafts and merchandise! Hosted at newly restored Hubbard Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in
Dearborn, this event will feature 50+ local artists, crafters and
creatives of all types selling original merchandise for your holiday
gift shopping needs. All artists keep 100% of their sales.
FREE ADMISSION and ALL AGES are welcome! This all indoor event is open from 12 noon until 5pm with plenty of free parking.
experience a wild night of amazingly bad lip syncing, barely rehearsed
skits and impromptu shenanigans loosely based on your favorite holiday
television and film classics! Featuring Satori Circus, Lushes LaMoan, Loulou Roxy, Kitty Page, Scott Dambacher and lounge singer extraordinaire Konrad Lee!
some swell affordable art gifts for the naughty on your list (or for
your naughty self)! You’ll find everything from small unique stocking
stuffers to large original art pieces. Shop and support local artists!
all bad bakers and peeps who burn water!! Enter to compete in the 4th
annual bad bake-off or just come witness (and judge) the monstrosities!
Decorations can be anything…candy, frosting, toys, spraypaint, rocks,
nails, whatevs. And everyone are judges!
Generously donated by various artists of the DAMNED Exhibition and the Krampus Bazaar, you can bid to take home some amazing fine art while helping the homeless! 100% of all auction funds go directly to Burners Without Borders Detroit to help purchase much needed supplies to create survival backpacks for the homeless.
AND NEW FOR 2019
The Detroit Krampusnacht Parade will take over the streets outside the venue to begin the festivities and conclude with first annual Krampus Costume Contest!
BUT MOST IMPORTANT
Krampus Night is a Toy & Food Card Drive for
needy kids and the homeless! Bring in some new toys or $5 fast food
gift cards and get in on the cheap (and some good feels)! All toy
donations are taken directly to a Toys For Tots center to benefit less fortunate children during the holidays and all food card donations go to Burners without Borders Detroit to help feed the homeless.
+ Outside Schedule +
06p – Signups open for the Krampus Costume Contest 07p – The Detroit Krampusnacht Parade begins! 09p – Winners announced for the Krampus Costume Contest
+ Inside Schedule +
07p – The Naughty List Bazaar opens! 09p – Wreck The Halls short film festival 10p – Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt1 11p – Audience participation Fugly Holiday Sweater Contest followed by Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt2 12a – Gingerbread House Competition winner selection followed by Last Call (& bidding fight!) for the Not-So-Silent Auction 02a – GET OUT AND GO SOMEPLACE ELSE!!!
+ Admission +
$15 with New Unwrapped Toy and/or Fast Food Gift Card Donation*
$20 for rotten stinkin’ Scrooges without either
*non-Scrooges also receive a coupon worth $5 off their purchase of $25 or more in the Naughty List Bazaar!
There is no dress code but creative/naughty/festive holiday costuming welcome!
Krampus Night 9 – A Not-So-Holiday Charity Benefit Extravaganza Friday December 6th 2019 – 7pm until 2am – Strictly 18+ Tangent Gallery/Hastings, 715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, MI
The mythical holiday beast is getting ready to prowl the dark streets of Detroit…lurking through a neighborhood near you at the 2019 Detroit Krampusnacht Parade.
With large curling horns protruding from his head, displaying the half-goat, half-demon creature that is Krampus.
Krampus leaves his lair on the night of Friday December 6th 2019 and
will follow old St Nick toward the festivities of the evening. To
balance Nicks treatment of the naughty boys and girls perhaps? While St.
Nick is giving out candy, be careful because Krampus is known to beat
children who misbehave or to stuff them into his sack for a later snack.
The Krampus spirit has been in Detroit for the last 9 years with the annual Krampus Night Holiday-ish Charity Extravaganzathat
features a badly rehearsed holiday-ish variety show, festive-ish film
shorts, the Naughty List Bazaar, bad gingerbread house competition,
fugly sweater contest and, most importantly, a charity toy and food card
drive for Toys For Tots and Burners Without Borders Detroit. And added this year, a parade!
Who will be in the Krampusnacht Parade? YOU! We
are inviting Krampuses, Perchten and all creatures alike to join us as
we revel in the streets! And to top things off, we are hosting a Krampus
Costume Contest (details further below). However, you do not need to participate in the contest to join the revelry.
The parade start location is 715 E Milwaukee Street in Detroit and begins at 7pm, ending around 9pm. It is free to participate, watch and enjoy.
will be 4 points the judges will base their decisions upon the best
Krampus. The judges will have an understanding of the folklore and the
long running tradition of this event and take the following points into
Nightmare Fuel – How much will it keep you from sleeping at night.
Craftsmanship – How much blood, sweat and tears you put into this.
Embodiment – A good costume is nothing without performance.
order to be in the Costume Contest you must sign up at 6:30 before the
parade to be considered for judging. The parade is from 7 to 9pm and you
will be judged during that time. At 9:00pm(ish) the winner will be
The prizes? $200 for 1st, $75 for 2nd and $25 for 3rd!
The judges are David Baile (Eyecon FX, Theatre Bizarre, The Parade Company), Sean Hages (artist) and another to be announced.