Request for Applications: The District Detroit Arts & Culture Neighborhood History Study and Report

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Noon ET on Friday, June 21, 2024.

Olympia Development of Michigan and Related Companies are jointly developing hotel, residential, retail, and office projects in The District Detroit, to help attract, develop, and retain talent, and drive forward inclusive economic development in Detroit and Michigan. The CBA includes an Arts & Culture commitment for the Developer to commission a study to research, document, and memorialize the history of Detroiters in the Brush Park, Paradise Valley, Cass Corridor, Black Bottom and Cass Park neighborhoods. The study shall be commissioned from local non-profit, historical, or educational institutions using a competitive proposal process intended to involve and incorporate a diverse group of voices and perspectives.


All submissions must be uploaded using the button below in a PDF format and are due at Noon ET on Friday, June 21, 2024. Submissions received after this deadline will not be accepted.

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For questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact Chimene Anderson at

We’d like to acknowledge and thank the volunteer advisory group who assisted with the creation of this application.

Members of this group include:  

  • T.R. Reid – District Detroit Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) Member
  • Rochelle Riley, Director – City of Detroit Office of Arts, Culture, Entrepreneurship (ACE)
  • Jamon Jordan – City of Detroit Official Historian
  • Sandra Clark, Director – Michigan History Center 
  • Brian Egen, President – Michigan Historical Commission