July 16, 2014 at 1:00 am

Detroit groups win $100,000 NEA grant

A coalition of five Detroit arts groups won a $100,000 matching grant from the NEA’s Our Town program to support place-making along Hamtramck’s northern boundary, says Gina Reichert of Power House Productions.

Along with Power House, several other Detroit arts groups will collaborate on five projects to bring life and activity to Carpenter Street.

Projects will include:

■“Porous Borders,” an arts festival sponsored by the Hinterlands theater group.

■“Popps Emporium,” a barter-or-trade retail operation at the Popps Packing art lab.

■A teen girl video project and an interactive community conversation on how to improve the neighborhood called “Let’s Talk About It.”

The groups have not yet finalized how they’ll raise the matching funds, but Reichert says the goal is to raise $200,000 in addition to the NEA grant.