Established in 2016 as a separate 501(c)3 and funded through a generous grant from the Erb Family Foundation, the purpose of the Cranbrook Project in Music, Arts, and Education is to close the distance between our cities and suburbs as well as the many religious, artistic, and educational communities in metropolitan Detroit. Due to this profound generosity, we’ve been able to partner with the following organizations: Detroit Institute of Arts, The Penny Stamps School of Art and Design, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, The Michigan State University College of Music, and The Carr Center for Performing Arts.
The goals of the Cranbrook Project are to:
- Enhance cooperation between different religious, ethnic, racial and economic communities in Metropolitan Detroit;
- Encourage collaboration between activists, artists, academics, and members of the interfaith community in Southeastern Michigan;
- Foster greater social engagement and responsibility through Jazz, Contemporary Art, and the Environment;
- Support Christ Church Cranbrook as a beacon for community engagement, leadership, and care for the wider community.