This is the online home for CultureSource. We are a professional association comprised of 115+ organizations serving the region as nonprofit enterprises for the arts and culture.
We work to advance the missions and works of each of our members by helping them connect with new people and audiences, with each other, and with new opportunities.
CultureSource’s board of directors has confirmed Lynne Friman as Acting Director to replace Maud Lyon, Executive Director, who leaves to become President and CEO for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance in 2015.
“Ms. Friman is the ideal person to lead CultureSource through this transition,” says Rich Homberg, chair of the CultureSource Board of Directors. “As the leader of numerous strategic projects, Lynne’s successes include bringing more than $600,000 to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, increased membership for CultureSource, and she was the chief architect of the highly successful IXITI.com, the area’s leading resource for the arts and entertainment industry. Lynne was a unanimous choice of the Board of Directors.” Read more here.
What an incredible ride Detroit has been for me! What a privilege to be part of the changes in this city, this community and this region since 1987. I’m an historian at heart, so for me it is always part of the long view: what shapes a city, forms and re-forms culture, how we live together, and what makes this place unique. In 1987, Detroit was all about automotive. Every project had to be big or it didn’t attract attention. Our union heritage played out in a combative spirit that seeped into how people approached just about anything: argue first and then hammer out a compromise. Detroit had amazing places to discover, but someone had to take you there: it looked closed from the front, or it was on some back street. It wasn’t a city you discovered by walking around – someone had to reveal it to you, invite you in, show you the secrets. The rest of the country took comfort in not being us – we were the poster child of urban decay, racial conflict and rustbelt economic struggle – who would want to live there?