In the fall of 2005 the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit retained the services of†an independent consultant to assess and evaluate the need for an Executive Director position at CAID. After almost 2 years of establishing a successful track record of exhibitions and events, a membership increase from 5 to 200 and a consistent revenue stream to support staff and program related expenses the organization has realized a need for an Executive Director at CAID. The new ED will be responsible for overseeing not only the programs and staff of the CAID on Rosa Parks Blvd in Detroitís Historical Woodbridge District but also that of CAIDís recent additions of adjunct facilities and programs.†
The Carriage House Gallery opens this summer as an installation specific gallery only a few blocks from the Rosa Parks facility. This late 19th century historic building will provide artists with the opportunity to manipulate the space provided the historical integrity of the building is not permanently affected. All work will be constructed in the space during a 3 week residency which will include public interaction through tours, talks and public opening receptions.
A new 1200 sq ft gallery in Southwest Detroit will open in the fall. This gallery will be housed in a 32 unit apartment building specifically designed as affordable housing for artists. The work of local and international artists will be featured in this completely new state of the art gallery. This unique opportunity for an affordable creative live work environment intends to serve as a model for other apartment building developments in the Detroit area and abroad.
www.radiocaid.org, an online radio station that will be based in Detroit, and heard around the world will broadcast music, lectures, and live concerts and events held at CAID, as well as, a wide range of interviews with visual and performance artists, authors, cultural leaders, and many others.†Our diverse music programming will feature local and international artists, providing listeners with an opportunity to hear the sound of our global community.
New developments are underway for an 8000 sq ft gallery to be constructed and operated from a major artist enclave in a popular Detroit industrial complex. The opening of this large gallery space is slatted to open in the fall. Programming will include a formal lecture series, high caliber local and international art exhibitions and an artists resource library.
CAIDís new Executive Director will oversee all of these new programs and facilities along with maintaining and further developing its current programs and activities. It is an exciting time at CAID as the 28 year old organization grows and continues is mission to foster and promotes the essential link between contemporary arts and contemporary society through its exhibitions, performances, critical and public discourse and the funding of contemporary arts and art related activities.