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Catalyst Radio: The DAAC starts new life, seeks new location

Now under the nonprofit umbrella of national arts organization Fractured Atlas, The DAAC is raising funds for its new home.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

The DAAC put on hundreds of all-ages concerts at its 115 S. Division Ave. location, having to vacate the building last August.d

The DAAC put on hundreds of all-ages concerts at its 115 S. Division Ave. location, having to vacate the building last August.d /The DAAC

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The beloved local arts organization The DAAC (Division Avenue Arts Collective) is reforming under the umbrella of a nonprofit, with renewed vigor, after being forced from its 10-year venue on Division Avenue last August. Mike Wolf, a member of the DAAC’s board, is in studio to explain the organizations new formation and highlight a fundraising campaign focused on securing a new venue for the Collective that has a history of putting on music events open to all ages.



Music in this episode of Catalyst Radio comes from local musician Jes Kramer, who frequently performed at The DAAC before the organization was displaced from its 115 S. Division Avenue location. From the disc Nine, it’s the song “We Will be Warm.”

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