Grant Recipients

African Americans

Heritage Works

Cultural Scripts

$25,000 • Detroit

Cultural Scripts, a program of art and dialogue, combined the arts and humanities to work to engage the people of Detroit and its surrounding communities in the exploration of cultural traditions, normalcy, identity, and empowerment. The participants and audiences came from African-, Arab- and Latino American audiences. In partnership with the choreographers, the project’s two humanities advisors facilitated dialogue, talks, and talk backs on: 1.) the importance of cultural traditions to the people of Metro Detroit; and 2.) the negative impact of segregation and other discriminatory processes in Metro Detroit.

Participants in Cultural Scripts gather for a discussion, held at the Arab American National Museum.

Performers in Cultural Scripts.

Cultural Scripts classroom session #1.

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