Detroit, MI, October 6-7, 2016 – ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit was the third in a series of convenings reframing the national arts conversation by responding to the demographic transformation of America and the vital role of the arts. The theme of ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit, “Majority/Majority: We Remap the U.S.” recognizes Detroit as a city that represents a shifting paradigm and dynamic cultural leadership. Detroit is the U.S. city with the highest percentage of African Americans, the largest concentration of Arab Americans, founded on Anishinaabe land, and with an historic and growing state-wide Latinx population.

ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit was produced in partnership with the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures’ NALAC MI Latinx Art Summit, the Arab American National Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright), Complex Movements, and Creative Many. ArtChangeUS is a project of the California Institute of the Arts.

View a video recap of ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit above!

Arts in a Changing America organized ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit according to Cultural Community Benefits Principles collaboratively developed with Detroiters for our event and which we will continue to uphold in the organization of future REMAP events.
These principles are based on organizing work in Detroit on their local community benefits ordinance Proposal A campaign which would facilitate community benefits agreements (CBAs) for Detroit. To learn more see We support the efforts of all communities to seek accountability from private developers who receive public support for large scale development projects through CBAs.

Interested in following Cultural Community Benefits Principles in planning your next event?
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View an archive of our event program below!

Thank you to the local Detroit food trucks that joined us for our lunch break

Drifter Coffee | Detroit Mini Donut | Mito Donor |
We Got You

And the local artisans who shared their handmade & imported wares with us

Conversation Pieces: Wearable Art | Michelle’s Creations | K.C. Productions: It’s In The Skin | My Sista Girl | CFranks | Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty | Cr8tive Minds.

We would also like to thank the network of local businesses we have connected with and are highly recommended in the Detroit area

Arrow Office Supply | HallStarz | Royal Limousine | Honeybee | Good Cakes and Bakes | and the courteous hospitality of  Roberts Riverwalk Hotel.

View our Livestream Archive of the Days’ Events Below:


Sacramento Knoxx, Christy B., María López De León, and Roberta Uno


The Call:

“Majority/Majority: WE Remap the U.S.”

dream hampton and Favianna Rodriguez


The Response:

Dylan A.T. Miner and Suhaly Bautista-Carolina (Interlocutor)



“The Black Centered City”

Margaret Morton (Facilitator), Eun Lee with John McLaughlin Williams (violin) & Linette Popoff-Parks (piano), Ismael Ahmed, Kyle T. Mays, and Alesia Montgomery




Act II, Scene III: Detroit 67’ by Dominique Morrisseau

Tiffany Thompson and Brian Marable



Future Conversation:

Moving Beyond Incarceration & Mass Detention

Fox Rich, Favianna Rodriguez, Risë Wilson (Facilitator), Michael Philp Brown, and Jackie Sumell




California Institute of the Arts
Citizen Engagement Laboratory
Ford Foundation
Kresge Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation