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Nick Tobier: Brightmoor Maker Space Awarded NEA Grant

a team of students pose in the shade of an outdoor pavillion

The Brightmoor Maker Space, a community workshop space in Detroit co-founded by Stamps Professor Nick Tobier and Detroit Community Schools founder Bart Eddy, was recently awarded National Endowment for the Arts project support for the design and construction of two outdoor classrooms. The classrooms, collectively titled Neighbors Pavilions,” provide open access to outdoor covered spaces built by the Brighmoor Maker Space. The first NEA supported pavilion, adjacent to Mission City Church, has been completed.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2022, with 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million. Grants for Arts Projects funding spans 15 artistic disciplines and reaches communities in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Recipients of the Challenge America grant program, NEA Literature Fellowships in creative writing and translation, and support for arts research projects are also included in this announcement.

These National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants underscore the resilience of our nation’s artists and arts organizations, will support efforts to provide access to the arts, and rebuild the creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. The supported projects demonstrate how the arts are a source of strength and well-being for communities and individuals, and can open doors to conversations that address complex issues of our time.”

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Over $33 Million in Project Funding to Arts Organizations Nationwide | National Endowment for the Arts