Bryce Detroit (b. 1979, Detroit) is the multidisciplinary Afrofuturist music artist, storyteller, activist, and pioneer of Entertainment Justice. As a cultural designer, he is a national award-winning music producer and curator. Through his social practice Bryce Detroit demonstrates the power of using music entertainment arts 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 of the live music programming for the event’s opening two-weeks, becoming the first person to curate live music programming in the Biennale’s twenty-year history.
A prominent community activist and advocate, Bryce Detroit grows intersectional self-determined communities as a founding member of Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, co-founder of Detroit Community Wealth Fund, consultant at Center for Community Based Enterprises (C2BE), international delegate for East Michigan Environmental Action Council, and founding member of the art-activism collective Frontline Detroit supporting water shifts and cross-generational movement building throughout Detroit.