arts & culture

We seek to build strong, healthy cities by advancing the integration of arts and culture into community revitalization. The arts enrich our lives by encouraging self-expression and awakening curiosity, creativity and the desire for knowledge – which promotes vibrant and diverse communities. By supporting cultural institutions and community organizations, the DTE Energy Foundation is strengthening the economic vitality of cities across Michigan – helping draw visitors, showcase local businesses, and further grow communities.

Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:

  • Demonstrate the positive quantifiable economic impact of their arts and cultural programming
  • Serve a diverse population of community members through their arts and culture programming

Summer fun in the Great Lakes State, brought to you by the DTE Energy Foundation

The DTE Energy Foundation is helping ensure there’s fun on the agenda every week this summer by supporting free events at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit as well as at dozens of community celebrations statewide.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a leader in the world of classical music, embraces and inspires individuals, families and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences. Through a multi-year commitment, the DTE Energy Foundation supported Detroit Symphony Orchestra performances in communities throughout metro Detroit, established endowment, and sponsored the Classical Roots Celebration and Heroes Gala.

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ArtPrize is a 19-day open art competition that attracts more than 500,000 visitors from nearly 50 countries with 1,500 works displayed in area museums, restaurants, bars, theaters, parks, hotels, storefronts and offices. This independently organized international art competition spans 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Mich. More than $500,000 in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.

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2018 Application calendar
All giving areas

All giving areas
Application period: January 22- February 2
Decision made: May 25, 2018 

All giving areas
Application period: April 23 – May 4
Decision made: August 10, 2018

All giving areas 
Application period: July 23 – August 3
Decision made: November 16, 2018

All giving areas 
Application period: October 22 – November 2
Decision made: February 8, 2019

2019 New application calendar
Arts & culture 

Application period

Application period 

Review & decision


Visit our Grants page for more information or to submit an application.


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