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Detroit Artists Market

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aka DAM   |   Detroit, MI   |  www.detroitartistsmarket.org

Mission

The Detroit Artists Market is a non-profit gallery committed to contemporary art and to connecting artists, collectors and communities.

Ruling year info

1938

Executive Director

Miah J. Davis

Main address

4719 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI 48201 USA

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EIN

38-1539993

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Annual Exhibition Program

DAM produces a full schedule of exhibitions featuring new and established artists from Detroit and the Metro region.  Juried shows, curated exhibitions, and market-style shows provide a wide variety of opportunities for artists to show and sell their work.  Artists take a 2/3 commission on art sales, meaning more dollars out in the community directly to local artists.  DAM also provides the community with an inviting and accessible place to learn about and purchase art.

Population(s) Served

DAM's Elements sales gallery offers a wide array of original art by local artists, at all price points to encourage regular purchases and collecting.  Jewelry, painting, ceramics, glass, fibers, photography and sculpture are all found in the Elements Gallery, providing unique options for gifts or collecting.

Population(s) Served

DAM’s annual art auction gala revolves around a special art exhibition that honors our history of supporting artists at different stages of their careers. We assemble a group of established and emerging area artists to create original works of art for a one-night art auction, hosted by a local celebrity. Proceeds from the night benefit the artists and DAM. The evening features live music, a silent auction, great food and drinks, and a festive atmosphere.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The DAM Art Placement Program assists local businesses to install local art.  DAM works with these clients to chose art, and coordinates the installation with the artists and clients.  Artists are paid a 10% commission for the use of their work for 6-month installments.  Clients can chose to renew their art or change it every six months.  The artwork shown is for sale and can be purchased by the client or their customers and visitors.  The DAM Art Placement Program provides key visibility for artists, and develops an appreciation and awareness of local art for the client.

Population(s) Served

DAM’s Website features a searchable Artists Database that showcases our members who are artists. As a benefit of their DAM membership, artists can customize their profile, refresh images and information, and tag search keys. Visitor browse artists and search for particular media or themes. The DAM Artists Database provides artists with important technical support and visibility on the Internet. The databasae is also a very useful tool to assist businesses and individuals looking to purchase art or participate in the Art Placement program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Detroit Artists Market

Board of directors
as of 02/03/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Kate Baker

Oakland Housing

Term: 2022 - 2024

Kate Baker

Oakland Housing

Doug McElroy

Retired, CFO

Megan Winkel

Henry Ford Health System

Meighen Jackson

Artist

Denise Freitag

Freitag & Co

Leslie Graves

Attorney & Art Consultant

Raquel Hardy

Michigan State Police

Robert-David Jones

Production & Logistics Consultant

Hubert Massey

Artist

Carole Morisseau

Artist

Chizoba Onwuzurike

Artist

Monique Riley

Matrix Human Services

Philip Rivera

Detroit Institute of Arts

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/3/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/03/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.