Arts Groups Help Rebuild Detroit

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Despite Detroit’s well-publicized woes, many see the city as a good place to start a business, according to the New York Times. Many groups are employing innovative methods of rebuilding the city, including a transplanted entrepreneur and writer whose project, Write a House, is providing free houses (for $500 a month) to writers. Another group, Young Detroit Builders, will remodel the homes, paid in part by crowdfunding and a matching grant from a non-profit. Other preservation projects include Power House Productions, “an artist-run non-profit that tried to stabilize neighborhoods by marketing vacant properties to create public art installations,” and the Heidelberg Project, which creates outdoor art environments to promote the idea of community.