Detroit ACE hosts ACE Talks: The Way Forward series on thriving after the COVID-19 pandemic

ACE Talks: The Way Forward
  • ACE launches new series of creative industry discussions on how to ensure the success of Detroit’s arts community during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Conversations will cover various art formats and join rotating partners to lead discussions on topics.
  • The first conversation is noon, Tuesday, June 2 and features partner ArtOps

The Detroit Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship (ACE) is partnering with various arts organizations and artists to host a virtual series of creative industry discussions on how to ensure the success of Detroit’s arts community post COVID-19 pandemic. The talks will take place at noon every Tuesday and Thursday.

The first conversation will be hosted Tuesday, June 2 with partner ArtOps discussing business and entrepreneurship, financial stability and helping artists value their performance and products. All are welcome to participate in the first conversation. Artists and organizations are asked to participate in subsequent conversations based on their area of work.

"As Mayor Duggan helps move the entire city move forward, helping businesses reopen and residents get back to work, my task is to help do the same for artists and arts organizations," said Rochelle Riley, Director of Arts and Culture. "We want to survey the landscape, see where we are and see how best to help."

ACE wants to hear from artists, arts groups, arts advocates, children’s advocates and community leaders on strategies to thrive in the New Normal. Find the schedule of Talks here

To register for the conversations based on your area of work or find information about funding sources, visit

Meanwhile, ACE continues to work diligently to help professionals who make a living creating, entertaining, investing, designing, molding and teaching–as well as running programs for children, find emergency relief. The staff quickly developed a comprehensive list of financial resources for artists, hosted the COVID-19 Artist Relief Telethon benefiting the Artist Crises Emergency (ACE) Fund and partnered with numerous other organizations, corporations and individuals to support artists. 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.


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Rochelle Riley
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