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"Call for Artists: Detroitís First Affordable Housing Development for Artists"
2007-07-12 until 2007-10-01
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
Detroit, MI, USA United States of America

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is now accepting applications for the Whitdell Apartment building. This is the first affordable housing development in Detroit specifically design for artists. This unique opportunity is a result of the collaborative efforts of Southwest Solutions (the non profit building developer) and CAID. The 1920ís era 32 unit apartment building has been completely refurbished and will include 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units along with a new state of the art gallery and educational studios operated by CAID. Why live anywhere else? Make your home in a creative environment where the rent is affordable and your neighbors are creative and actively involved in Detroitís cultural community. Musicians, painters, poets, sculptors, fashion designers and other creative individuals are encouraged to apply. Please contact CAID for application details.

With so many new $200K and higher condominiums going in where artists once thrived, the Whitdell Building offers a safe and permanent space for artists with no threat of gentrification. Consider the impact this new housing project has on not only the artists but the cultural integrity of Detroit as well. Donít miss out! Apply today. Move in dates start in October 2007.†

The new gallery in the Whitdell Building:

This 1200 sq ft gallery will be housed in the 32 unit apartment building thoughtfully 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. Artists residing in the building will have an opportunity to have their work considered for exhibition. The gallery and educational studios intend to serve as a model for other apartment building developments in the Detroit area and abroad.

Southwest Solutions Mission:

Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families while making Southwest Detroit a great place to live, work and play. Southwest Solutions' family of corporations offers an array of services to create a healthier and stronger southwest Detroit community, including:
- Mental Health Services for children, youth, families and adults
- Family Literacy
- Housing and Economic Development

Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit Mission:
The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is a community based non-profit organization. CAID fosters 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. Visit CAID online at www.thecaid.org.

Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
5141 Rosa Parks Blvd
Detroit MI 48208
313.899.CAID (2243)

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