Our Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy (HALA) students from Southeastern High School have teamed up with the Detroit Bus Company to paint a new bus that will join their fleet! This Tyree Guyton designed bus is covered with colorful clocks and poses the question, “What Time Is It?” in true Heidelberg fashion. We can’t wait to see this bus out on the road!
Our youth-led and facilitated entrepreneurial day at Eastern Market was a huge success! Big thanks to everyone who stopped by and supported our Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy Entrepreneur Empowerment students. They sold all of their merch in just a few hours!
We are excited to announce that we are competing in A Community Thrives, a fundraising program sponsored by the USA TODAY NETWORK focused on helping organizations spotlight their community building initiatives. We are in the running to be awarded project-based grants to help fund our Detroit to the Diaspora: Ghana initiative and we need your support!
Inspired by Ghana's Year of Return which commemorates 400 years since the first slave ship arrived in the United States, the Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy (HALA) has teamed up with community collective, The Great Sankofa, to raise funds that would provide an inaugural group of ten Detroit area youth with an all-expenses paid study abroad trip to Ghana.
HALA understands the significance of experiential global learning and it is with this mission we introduce Detroit to the Diaspora: Ghana, an annual, cultural immersion study abroad program to countries throughout the African Diaspora. Students will visit cultural heritage sites and meet with professionals, artisans, and entrepreneurs in the industries of business and innovation, agriculture, manufacturing, technology and arts culture. This hands on exposure will inform career pathway development, leadership skills, and an enhanced understanding of global economic cooperation that will be incorporated into their careers and the Detroit community.
We’re so excited to be apart of the Community Thrives Crowdfunding Challenge. Our donate button is now live and our goal is to raise the most money possible for our cause and win a portion of any grant prize donations.
Making a contribution will mean so much to us. No donation amount is too small. Please click the DONATE button to make it happen. Also, please be sure to utilize the share options after you donate to tell your network about The Heidelberg Project and why our mission to “build people and community through art” means so much to you. By tapping into your network, we know we can make an even bigger difference and expand Tyree’s vision that much more!
Shout out to our Alternative Spring Break groups from Vanderbilt, Waynesburg and Purdue for braving the cold and helping out with spring clean ups at HP! Thanks to you, we were able to create space for new installations at the site in part of our vision for Heidelberg 3.0. Thanks again for your support and please do come back to visit us soon!
We're thrilled to share with you all some of the amazing work that our 5th and 6th graders have produced. These incredible students, enrolled in our new Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy (HALA) course, "Entrepreneurship Empowerment," are exploring business and entrepreneurship, and working to collectively create a product.
HALA students gain critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills and the course culminates with students selling their products as a social enterprise in the community.
Last week they created group designs which will be printed on bags and t-shirts and sold at Eastern Market Corporation. Their guest artist and silkscreen coach was James Morris, a local business owner who runs DSE Detroit.
Don’t miss your chance to support these wonderful students who will selling their designs at Eastern Market on Saturday, April 13th!
As they say, time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been an exciting year for us here at HP, with the launch of our Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy program, moving forward with our Numbers House renovation project, hosting our first ever 360° of Heidelberg Conference, and exhibitions of Tyree Guyton’s work in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Miami. We welcome you to join us on our journey into 2019, and together we will reach new heights in the year ahead. THANK YOU for your support and Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Heidelberg Project!
You may be surprised that the HP hasn’t received the type of philanthropic support one might deem appropriate for an organization that has made significant impacts and gained international acclaim. And despite our invisible doors remaining open for over 30 years and weathering more than our share of challenges, a relentless charge of energy and tenacity has kept us moving full steam ahead. A great part of that energy—call it Heidelberg magic—has been a serendipitous web of supporters that show up and show out in ways we can never imagine.
In this first HP Supporter Spotlight, we’d like to focus on a select number of philanthropies that have both stood the test of time and those who have taken a new step toward helping us build the next iteration of our work, Heidelberg 3.0. Among these select supporters, we are also lifting-up a new generation of philanthropists that are ceasing a critical moment in human history to find more innovative ways to serve others.
Congrats to our Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy (HALA) students, teaching artists, and staff who are celebrating Session A culminating events this week at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, Southeastern High School, and ACE Academy. We are proud of your achievements and will look forward to your continued success!