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We believe that the continued progress of Detroit may be augmented through the exhibition of the region’s exemplary creative talent on the global stage. The CAMP (Community Arts Moving Projects) program aims to facilitate this by giving Detroit artists, makers and thinkers the opportunity to create beautiful and inspired projects that will be displayed at Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival before they are relocated into our neighborhoods.

We are challenging creators to make pieces that will reflect the heart and future of Detroit while taking advantage of the unique resources available to the city.
  • April 14, 2014 10:05 pm

    We are so proud to announce the 2014 CAMP Projects!

    Ernst: King of Cats, by Sean Hagas

    "YEAH YOY, Foch", by Louis Cassinelli and Andrew Thompson

    Reflection Portal, by John Rizzo and Will Tyrrell

    DYSTOPIAN DISCO: SONIC CRYSTALS, by Bethany Shorb and Kip Ewing

    The Good-Time Light-Hearted Lean Peaks, by Patrick Ethen, Ellen Rutt, Alan Sedghi, Eiji Jimbo, Simon Anton, and Rachel Mulder

    Friendship Flowers, by Eddie Bullock

    Click here for more info on the 2014 projects and artists! 

  • March 31, 2014 10:17 am

    Dear CAMP supporters and friends,


    It is with great excitement that we announce CAMP 2014, our 5th year in operation!

    Like the previous year, we have teamed up with Opportunity Detroit in a big way to provide support to the CAMP crew leading up to Movement. This, following Movement, the CAMP artwork will be re-installed in various locations around downtown Detroit through Labor Day! Whooooop whoop!



    Diligent observers may have noticed that we forwent the open call for entries this year. This was in response to a condensed project timeframe, and should not be taken as a wholesale shift in the program’s commitment to Detroit’s artistic community at large. We plan to bring the open call back with more excitement and hoopla in the 2015 season. If you wish to be involved in CAMP in any capacity please email campdetroit@gmail.com

    CAMP always has and will be an experiment in creating monumental works of art in the constantly changing and shifting environment that is Detroit. It’s always been a challenge to stay flexible, expect the unexpected, and be ready for whatever may come our way. As a result, we have been lucky enough to work with some of the most hard-working and talented artists, engineers, architects, producers, and movers and shakers in the city of Detroit— if not the world. The people who surround us inspire us to keep moving, to keep working towards respect among communities, and to keep fighting for a better life for artists. Our combination of grit, passion, and tenacity— along with a bit of old fashioned love and mentorship from some dear friends— has brought us to a very, very good place and we are forever grateful to everyone who has participated in and supported the CAMP program.

    Here’s to a spectacular 2014 Season with many more years to come. We will announce this years selected projects with-in the week!

  • October 9, 2013 2:56 pm

    The CAMP admin crew partnered with video genius Jeff Tabb to create this amazing video that reminds us of some of the magic we were part of this year! Getting super pumped for 2014!!!

    Song is Garden off the album Trouble by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

  • June 10, 2013 1:53 pm
  • June 5, 2013 4:11 pm

    image The Good-Time Floral-Bloom Spatial-Equalizer Canopy a viscerally engaging, audio-responsive light and color sculpture dazzled at movement. As long as gates were open crowds surrounded the piece filling the circle with incredible break dancing. The LEDs at the top of each mylar cone, controlled by Arduinos, reacted to the music coming from the underground stage creating an all encompassing experience.

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  • June 4, 2013 3:34 pm

    Pharos 3

    Pharos 3 by artist Will Tyrell Lit up Hart Plaza all movement weekend!

    Pharos3: A 20’ tall series of ascending linear cubes using rhythmic progression, color, and light to mimic the characteristics of a lighthouse.

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  • June 4, 2013 2:44 pm

    Enjoy some pics of Stala onsite at movement!

    STALA Infinite: An element of the REbirth of Detroit, STALA Infinite combines automobile design-knowledge for inspiration and cutting-edge LED technology with local production.

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    imagePlacing the first piece!

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    imageUsing two fork lifts to move the completed frame onto a flatbed truck and out of hart plaza!

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  • June 3, 2013 10:56 pm

    CAMP, DTF, and MEM’s backstage tour of Movement!

    This year CAMP and the Detroit Techno Foundation gave kids from the Mount Elliot Maker Space (Mems) and the 5 Elements Gallery a backstage tour of the festival! Mems leader, Jeff Sturges, and DTF Executive Director/Main stage manager Tom Newman explained how the various speakers, amps, and lights worked in addition to the power the rigs draw, how the sound is mixed and how the stages are constructed. The kids even got a chance to catch up and chat with our canopy team, learning about the important role Arduino’s played in their sound reactive piece. CAMP is super pumped to help inspire the next generation of makers and hope that in the future we can work with this talented group on a collaboration!

  • June 2, 2013 10:39 pm

    Phew, thanks for hanging in there while got a little rest this past week! Movement was just so much awesome. I think by now the whole crew are feeling good and ready to make some awesome things happen at Orion! Whoop WHoop!image

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  • May 28, 2013 10:13 pm

    What a weekend! Thank-you to everyone who supported us through this years projects and came out and danced their faces off. Whew, a little rest and then back at it again for Orion!