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Source: Knight Foundation

Good things are always happening in Detroit. Please let’s support Thabiti Tucker, the founder of the Detroit Drumline Academy nominated to receive $20,000 of unrestricted funding through the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award. This money will be put towards a project of his choice paying it forward to help other music organizations who are dedicated to music mentorship with the 1st Annual Music Education Production and Business Seminar with Artishead!

Detroit, you can help him win by texting Detroit5 to 22333 or 747-444-3548

Here’s more about the program below:

This month, five Detroit arts groups are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, a $20,000 prize the winner can use for a project of their choice. The award is one of the ways Knight aims to bring attention to small arts organizations and their impact on the city. Here, has a quick word with Robert Gordon of nominee the Detroit Drumline Academy, a group that wants to prepare the next generation of percussionists by teaching and mentoring middle and high school students.To vote for them, text Detroit5 to 22333 and learn about the other nominees at

Who should receive $20,000 for their arts project? You decide!

Select your nominee for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award by texting the code of your choice below to 22333 in the U.S. or 747-444-3548, toll-free. Voting is open through Aug. 29.

Here’s a quick video introduction to the five finalists click here.

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