Creatives are a huge part of the local economy. More than 88,000 people work in creative industries throughout the state and in Detroit, people primarily work in visual arts, film, AV or broadcasting, print, design and advertising.
The art and design scene also has an incredible nonprofit scene, hosting more than 300,000 art events last year. These events are great ways to get connected to the field and meet professionals who can help you grow your network.
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Allied Media Projects
Supports art, media and technology projects working for social change
Design Core Detroit
Supporting the growth of Detroit’s creative economy
Membership community for advertising, marketing and communications industry
Statewide organization developing creative people and places within the creative economy
Industrial Designers Society of Michigan
Engaging industrial designers throughout their careers
American Institute of Architects
The voice of architecture in Metro Detroit
A professional network connecting creatives and art buyers
American Institute of Graphic Arts Detroit
Demonstrating the value of design to businesses and the power of design in our culture.