Stamps School of Art & Design to launch new maker space in Detroit neighborhood

U-M students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design will work with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.

The Stamps School is using a $100,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, which funds ideas that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts.

Working with the Brightmoor Alliance and Detroit Community Schools, the Stamps School will repurpose an underused property to launch the Brightmoor Maker Space. The incubator will nurture creative engagement in the area, offering art and design workshops from prototyping and 3D printing, to hands-on work in wood, to entrepreneurship programming, and more. The Maker Space also will include locally driven entrepreneurial initiatives.

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