WDIV's Roger Webber profiles American Prophet with an interview with Bishop Gumbleton and Jasmine Rivera, behind the scenes footage, and glimpses of the film itself.

Stateside with Cynthia Canty, Michigan Public Radio

Director Jasmine Rivera and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton discuss the background history and inspirations for the film American Prophet.


Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship poster campaign, 2018

Now in its ninth year, the Kresge Arts in Detroit program has contributed over $4.5 million to the local creative economy through the Kresge Eminent Artist awards and through Kresge Artist Fellowships. This investment in metro Detroit artists helps strengthens Detroit’s position as a major center for arts and culture nationally and internationally.

In addition to an unrestricted $25,000 award, Kresge Artist fellows participate in a professional practice program designed and delivered by Creative Many Michigan. The professional practice program includes an intensive professional development retreat presented by New York-based artist-service organization Creative Capital.


  • ENRICH the quality of life for metropolitan Detroiters by helping artists provide a broad spectrum of cultural experiences.
  • STRENGTHEN the artistic careers of artists through professional development. Our partners at Creative Many Michigan and Creative Capital design professional practice retreats and workshops specifically for Kresge Artist Fellows and members of the creative community.
  • HEIGHTEN the profile of arts and artists in our community. The Kresge Arts in Detroit Artist Film Series shares the work of Kresge Artist Fellows and Kresge Eminent Artists through personalized and innovative films.
  • CELEBRATE and reflect the richness and diversity of our community in all its aspects.

The Craig Fahle Show, WDET NPR Interview

Craig Fahle speaks with Michelle Perron, director of Kresge Arts in Detroit and Jasmine Rivera, Kresge Arts Fellow in Film for 2014.

2014 Kresge Fellows Announced, Metrotimes article


MetroArts Interview, Detroit Public Television 9/23/13