Re: Detroit Artists
Carrie, only city I knew of helping artists was Pacucah, Kentucky. Contact Detroit's mayor directly to see what is available. He will know the terms of what is offered.
Detroit will be in for "interesting times" for the next few years. It has been plagued recently with metal thieves stripping houses of pipes & electrical wire to sell as scrap (even when the houses are occupied). So don't consider doing any metal sculpture there - it might disappear overnight.
If it were me & wanted a place, would wait until the poplation exodus stopped & began to turn around. Then think about going there.