Giving to Cranbrook

Cara Heslip, Graduate Degree Exhibition, 2012

Cara Heslip, Graduate Degree Exhibition, 2012

Cranbrook Academy of Art welcomes your gifts of support for:

  • Scholarships to attract the most talented students to Cranbook Academy of Art.
  • Funding to bring leading artists and critics for lectures and studio visits to Cranbrook.
  • Travel funds to support student trips to galleries, museums and artists’ studios.

Ten Reasons to Support Cranbrook Academy of Art

  1. It is an internationally renowned graduate program in art, architecture, and design
  2. It has been called the cradle of American modernism
  3. Ten departments in a community of artists and designers creating, living and working together on a campus specifically designed for that purpose
  4. The highest-ranked institution for prestigious Fulbright Fellowship recipients per capita
  5. One of the top ten places to study art and design in the United States, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report
  6. Its unique program with no formal classes or fixed curriculum, but the opportunity to have an intense, interdisciplinary studio practice with mentoring faculty and talented studio colleagues
  7. Distinguished faculty and graduates who receive prestigious awards such as the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Pritzker Prize, the National Design Award, and the USA Fellows Award
  8. An extraordinary complex of buildings and artwork, located on a National Historic Landmark campus described by The New York Times as “one of the most enchanted architectural settings in America”
  9. An important contributor to the revitalized creative culture in the Detroit metropolitan area
  10. #1-ranked independent graduate Fine Arts program in the United States

Giving to Cranbrook Academy of Art

Make a Donation

To make a donation through our secure online giving portal, Diamond Mind, click here or contact Kelly Lewis-Gump at 248.645.3333 or by email at