Children's Hospital of Michigan
Children's Hospital of Michigan’s mission is to improve the health and well being of all children and their communities by advancing the science and practice of pediatric health care and through advocacy efforts. Children's Hospital of Michigan is not only a leader in healthcare, but also in providing outstanding patient care. The hospital works with local arts organizations to ensure its patients have access to music, literature and visual art.
MOCAD and Children's Hospital of Michigan have partnered to present an ongoing closed-circuit television project: CCTV PARTY! (Contemporary art Call-in TV Party). MOCAD’s Curator of Education and Curator of Public Engagement have also coordinated “Show & Tell with Cardboard Cosmonaut Caleb Gentry!” and a “Drop-In Percussion Workshop” with special guest musicians Shaking Ray Levis.
The Guidance Center and Kids-TALK (Talking and Listening To Kids)
The Guidance Center is a human services organization dedicated to the mental well-being of children, adults and families in Wayne County, Michigan. MOCAD and The Guidance Center recently produced its second youth poetry slam. A large, enthusiastic group of participants and a great event confirm this will be on ongoing collaboration.
Ruth Ellis Center
The Ruth Ellis Center provides short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk gay, lesbian, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.
The Summer 2011 season marked the beginning of an important collaboration between the Ruth Ellis Center and MOCAD. The first project was a creative writing exercise and silkscreening workshop, in which the youth branded pillow cases that they exhibited at the Michigan Gay Pride Festival. The second project was a photography workshop and exhibition dealing with love and identity issues in the LGBTQ community.
Arab American National Museum
The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans. The AANM is a project of ACCESS, a Dearborn, Michigan-based nonprofit human services and cultural organization.
MOCAD and AANM have recently begun sharing skills. MOCAD Education staff participated in AANM’s “Watch Your Waste” project, visiting Dearborn Middle Schools to work on art projects made from recycled materials. This is a partnership that will continue to grow in the coming year.