Cultural Economic Development Initiatives: Sugar Hill Arts Project
History, Arts & Libraries: Cultural Economic Development Mission: –The Office of Cultural Economic Development was established in 2005 by the Department of History, Arts and Libraries to facilitate the development and implementation of the Michigan Cultural Economic Development Strategy and to attract resources, programming and initiatives designed to leverage the state’s creative talent and cultural assets to spur economic growth and build community prosperity.
History, Arts & Libraries: Cultural Economic Development cont’d Related Goals: –Support the growth and development of cultural magnets –Foster community cultural economic development –Grow cultural economic development partnerships and collaborations
MSHDA Partnership The Department has an opportunity to help grow MCACA’s existing Capital Improvements Program through infusion of additional matching resources from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). MSHDA has expressed interests in working with the Department and MCACA in developing a joint program of support for development of live/work spaces for artists, designers and other creative entrepreneurs and communities that emphasize arts and culture amenities as attractors. Such spaces could include artist incubators, design studios, artist studios, production facilities, shops, galleries and public gateways and cultural magnets.
SUGAR HILL ARTS PROJECT DETROIT, MICHIGAN Sugar Hill, a community listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has the potential to become a major cultural destination. Strategic investment will help connect contiguous but separate major Sugar Hill arts initiatives into a cohesive arts destination by creating public spaces with arts and design components that provide pedestrian-friendly access corridors.
Stimulate development of affordable live/work spaces for artists, designers, creative entrepreneurs and enterprises. Develop critical market mass through joint planning, exposure and audience sharing Foster development of ‘human scaled’ arts experiences to guarantee visitor return and word of mouth Help generate new arts/culture-based jobs, businesses and economic activity Stimulate additional community reinvestment Added CED Strategic Objectives
Urban Context Sugar Hill Arts District (at SE corner of greenways walking loop)
Urban Context Sugar Hill Arts District (at SE corner of greenways walking loop) 4 blocks east: DIA / Detroit Public Library
Urban Context Sugar Hill Arts District (at SE corner of greenways walking loop) 4 blocks east: DIA / Detroit Public Library 3 blocks east: African American Museum / Science Center
Urban Context Sugar Hill Arts District (at SE corner of greenways walking loop) 4 blocks east: DIA / Detroit Public Library 3 blocks east: African American Museum / Science Center Across John R to north: Detroit Medical Center
Urban Context Across Woodward to south:WSU mixed use development with graduate and market rate housing
District Anchors Underground Public Parking / New Housing
District Anchors Underground Public Parking / New Housing Museum of Contemporary Art - Detroit
District Anchors Underground Public Parking / New Housing Museum of Contemporary Art - Detroit Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center
District Arts Anchors MSHDA-funded Artist Live/Work Housing
District Arts Anchors Forest Avenue Arts Project
Create district via a user-driven public space design plan Facilitate stakeholder collaboration: foster environmental relationships / dependencies Introduce artist live/work spaces to retain young Michigan artists Promote retail component of live/work spaces to create business savvy artists Key CED Factors:
Tap into built-in 24/7 market of WSU & DMC as district ‘feeders’ to ensure longevity Key CED Factors:
Provide public space with art and design components