A Public Art & Lighting Installation on Detroit's Complicated Relationship with the Auto Industry

A Love Story: a public art & lighting installation on Detroit’s complicated relationship with the auto industry

Detroit is a city of romance. It is a city of automobiles and a city that loves automobiles. But like any good love story, it’s complicated. A Love Story is a public art lighting installation that inspires Detroiters to celebrate and confront the City’s complicated relationship with the auto industry. The proposed installation transforms a [...]

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The Art Book Review – On the Road: Detroit

The Art Book Review’s “On the Road: Detroit” is an exhibition of art and artists’ books from and about Detroit and the larger Great Lakes-area. Organized by L.A.-based publication the Art Book Review, the project will feature a curated display of exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, small run and handmade artists’ books and zines amongst other [...]

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Design + Law

design // definition : a roadmap or a strategic approach for someone to achieve a unique expectation. It defines the specifications, plans, parameters, costs, activities, processes and how and what to do within legal, political, social, environmental, safety and economic constraints in achieving that objective. – – Don Kumaragamage, Y. (2011). Design Manual Vol 1. [...]

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Starting in November 2012, Creative Rights will host monthly talks focusing on a client or local artist’s working concept.

Air Rights: revealing invisible quantities through invisible rules

“Occurring somewhat regularly in most densely populated U.S. urban areas this absurd and beautifully immaterial process, (TFAR) Transfer of Air Rights, is invisible to most of a city’s audience. We believe that these audience(s) deserve to see the legal structures which dictate the built environment and define our cities’ identities.” - Untitled Collective     01 / November [...]

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MAY 11 / 2013 / 8PM - 12AM / THE JAM HANDY BLDG / 2900 E.GRAND BLVD / DETROIT 48202 / $15

Experiments in Collaboration

Creative Rights’ latest project, Origins and Endings: Experiments in Collaboration, involves thirteen artists who were selected in early 2013 as participants in an experiment.  Mostly strangers, the collection includes painters, sculptors, designers, actors, aerial performers, and more.  Once selected for participation, the artists were randomly placed into four collectives and given three months to create new [...]

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In Progress

On Friday, September 14th Creative Rights will host their first public show, In Progress, featuring over 40 artists and performers from Ann Arbor and Detroit who will exhibit works that are currently in the process of being created. As our guest, you will have the opportunity to explore the gallery space, watch live performances, and [...]

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Education and Creative Entrepreneur Development Programs

The Creative Rights Clinic offers educational presentations and workshops for the creative community that develop creators’ entrepreneurial skills and foster a greater understanding of, and comfort-level with, relevant laws and the legal process. We cover a broad range of topics relevant to the creative community’s legal needs, such as: “Copyright and Trademark Basics,” “Understanding Fair Use,” [...]

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Pro Bono Opportunities for Attorneys and Law Students

Creative Rights is dedicated to providing meaningful arts-related pro bono opportunities for the legal community. Every one of our service areas contains a pro bono component, giving attorneys and law students a wide-range of options concerning the subject matter and scope of their involvement. The CR Clinic allows volunteers to connect with creators and provide [...]

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