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.
It is always great to be reminded of how our arts and cultural sector in southeastern Michigan is a national leader. In February, the inaugural SphinxCon brought the best thought leaders to Detroit to explore ways to bring greater diversity to audiences, performers, staff and board members. It is a critical issue for the future of our field – and for our communities. The world is changing. Arts and culture is a visible way to celebrate, share, and enjoy what everyone brings to the table. The national roster of speakers drew the best minds on this subject – and many of them are right here. Aaron Dworkin and his staff from Sphinx, who organized the conference; and as speakers, Paul Hogle from the DSO, David DiChiera from Michigan Opera Theatre; and Ken Fischer from the University Musical Society. All of these organizations have led the field in presenting artists of color, welcoming audiences and reaching out to be inclusive. The title of this blog is Ken Fisher's mantra: everybody in, nobody out.