This is a list of current programs, both in development, and currently being implemented. Our funding comes primarily from donations and grants, and all of the programs can only happen with the generous help from our donors, and grants from our sponsorship partners.

Previous Programs

CAMP (Community Arts Moving Projects). CAMP (Community Arts Moving Projects) is a program that facilitates large scale art installations for display at the annual Movement Electronic Music Festival, before finding permanent homes for the installations within the local community. CAMP provides both an opportunity and a challenge for local artists to create pieces that reflect the heart and future of Detroit, while taking advantage of the city's unique resources. Since 2010, CAMP has attracted an outstanding array of local artists–diverse in age, culture and career stage. Please visit CAMP’s own website for more information.

Active Programs

DTF Panel Series. Our panel series explores the history of Techno and electronic music through interviews and discussions with the people who made it all happen. Previous panels included Juan Atkins, Dan Bell, and Brendan Gillem discussing Techno's past and future, Tom Newman speaking at the University of Michigan, and more.

DTF Event Series. DTF partners with community venues large and small, in addition to cultural institutions such as the Detroit Historical Museum to create events that celebrate Techno's past while always looking to the future. Please sign up for our newsletters to receive event announcements.

DTF Educational. We support organizations such as Afrorack, Youthville, and Notes for Notes in their missions of increasing access to electronic music education. DTF is currently developing programming for primary and secondary education on the topic of Detroit Techno, it's technology, and it's culture.

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Programs in Developmemnt

DTF Online Archives. The Detroit Techno Foundation will become the definitive historical reference on the topic of Detroit Techno from 1985-2000. Today, the vast majority of information on Detroit Techno history comes from label or agent press releases, and personal anecdotes or urban legends relayed by third parties. Because of the unwarranted negative stigma of techno related events in the media during that era, very little was documented. DTF has strong relationships with the artists, label owners, promoters, and patrons who made it all happen, and has been compiling information to build a timeline based database of not just the music, but also the legendary performances, and other significant events. The Detroit Techno Foundation will be available for any media or educational inquiry, and will serve as a point of contact for access to parties of interest such as notable artists.

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