Bryce Detroit is the multimodal Afrofuturist griot, artist, activist, designer, and pioneer of Entertainment Justice. As a national award-winning music producer and curator, Bryce Detroit utilizes his social practice to demonstrate the power of using music entertainment arts, sociocultural iconography, and native legacies to preserve, produce, and promote new Diasporic Afrikan narratives, cultural literacies, and cooperative neighborhood-based economies.
Bryce Detroit is a 2020 Harvard University Council of the Arts award recipient, 2019 New Museum Ideas Cities Fellow, a 2018 Race Forward - Rinku Sen Innovation Awardee, as well as a 2017 Knight Arts Challenge award winner. Bryce Detroit was also selected as music curator and lead performer for the 10th St Etienne International Design Biennale, representing Detroit as a UNESCO City of Design. Bryce Detroit curated and produced all live music programming for the event’s two-week opening, becoming the first music curator in the Biennale’s twenty-year history.
A prominent activist and community advocate, Bryce Detroit grows intersectional self-determined communities as a founding member of Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, founding organizer of Detroit Community Wealth Fund, consultant at Center for Community Based Enterprises (C2BE), board member for East Michigan Environmental Action Council, and founding member of the art-activism collective Frontline Detroit.