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Detroit: Where the arts are a way of life

Submit your concepts for the 41st Annual Detroit Jazz Festival–Poster Design Contest!

Detroit A.C.E. is offering a $10,000 commission to the winning artist

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation will partner with the City of Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship (Detroit ACE) in seeking submissions to choose an outstanding DETROIT artist to create the 2020 poster for the 41st annual Detroit Jazz Festival. The poster must reflect Detroit’s unique vibe and may reference the defining events of the year; COVID-19 pandemic, quest for justice led through the Black Lives Matter movement, events and concerts being moved to digital platforms, including the Jazz Festival. Read the requirements and download the application here.


ACE Office hosts ACE Talks: The Way Forward

Photo of Rochelle Riley

The ACE Office is hosting a series of conversations with local creators on moving forward from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Various organizations and artists will partner for the virtual series of industry discussions on how to ensure the success of Detroit’s arts community. The talks will take place at noon every Tuesday and Thursday through the summer.

Join us Thursday, July 9 for a discussion on venues, festivals and nightlife. Special guests include City of Detroit 24-Hour Economy Ambassador Adrian Tonon, Leah Hill of Kindred Media and Kenny Valentino of Delmar.


  • Business & Entrepreneurship. Watch it here.
  • Fashion. Watch it here.
  • Art House and Arts Districts. Watch it here.
  • Dance. Watch it here.
  • Jazz and Blues. Watch it here.
  • Theatre. Watch it here.
  • Film. Watch it here.

Meanwhile, ACE is still raising money for the Artists Crisis Emergency Fund, which will provide unrestricted grants to artists who’s ability to earn income has been impacted by COVID-19. You can still donate to that fund by sending checks to: Metro Solutions, 8000 W. Nine Mile Rd. Suite 360, Southfield, MI 48075. Metro Solutions in the fiduciary for the A.C.E. Fund, and all donations are tax-deductible.