WELCOME TO

THE HIVE

The Hive Project 501(c)(3)

CAMPUS

The Hive is an expansive 215-acre campus about 30 minutes from Ann Arbor.

The Swarm

Over 19,000 square feet of collaborative co-working space (fully furnished) for nonprofits and tech startups. The space includes a central reception area with grand piano, networked and flexible conference rooms, a commercial kitchen, private offices, modular work pods, a mailroom and a small library. A dedicated T1 line feeds this building and is networked across the campus.

The Buzz

This modular theater and performance space with flexible seating for up to 300 is located on the northern end of the campus, adjacent to preserved woods and open field space. At approximately 14,000 square feet, it has become a destination in Southeast Michigan for cultural programs and inspiring performances.

The Hatchery

An 8,800 square foot experimental space configured as two symmetrically identical black box theaters and open classrooms used for theater, dance, improv, and performances demanding a flexible and intimate atmosphere.

We share. We teach. We compassionately serve.

HONEYCOMB ACADEMY

Hundreds of young artists from around the world call this special place home every summer.

The Honeycomb

This school for the arts features 10 flexible classrooms (designed by students) in over 16,000 square feet overlooking a pond. The building includes common space, a Fab Lab, creative carrels and a computer lab. This building serves as the hub for our prestigious summer camp serving hundreds of children and adults every summer.

Royal Jelly Hall

A full service commercial kitchen (approximately 13,000 square feet) with cafeteria service line, dining room, culinary arts kitchen and classroom. Located in the center of The Hive, this building features large windows that overlook the main square.

The Nest

A residential hall in a dorm style setting that sleeps up to 80. Four wings are connected by a common space with restrooms. Located near The Buzz, The Nest is adjacent to a large athletic field nestled alongside preserved woods.

Be your own conductor and take ownership of the inner pulse.

VISION TEAM

Think in shapes and colors.

JOHN GOODELL

CREATIVE LEAD

John is a teacher, conductor, pianist, entrepreneur and beekeeper.

  • Managing Partner, Post Companies, LLC
  • Director of Orchestras, Greenhills School

KIM TUCKER-GRAY

CREATIVE LEAD

Kim is a maker, connector, technologist, entrepreneur and beekeeper.

  • Partner, Post Companies, LLC
  • Director of Finance, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

MARK SMITH

ADVISORY BOARD

Mark is a pragmatic visionary and creative problem solver with decades of entrepreneural experience.

  • President, Mi-HQ Co-Lab Business Incubator/Accelerator

SUSAN P. SHIPMAN, MAI

ADVISORY BOARD

Susan has over 25 years of professional valuation experience serving private, institutional and municipal clients throughout Michigan.

  • Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

STEVE DYKSTRA

ADVISORY BOARD

Steve has over 25 years experience in residential, commercial and development projects with a particular interest in rehabilitation and reuse of old buildings.

  • Vice President, Hobbs+Black Architects

JOE O'NEAL

ADVISORY BOARD

Active in conservation work throughout the community, Joe is a strategic thinker, passionate community builder and creative problem solver.

  • Founder, O'Neal Construction, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
  • Board of Directors, The Treeline Allen Creek Urban Trail

ANNIE ROSE

ADVISORY BOARD

Annie is a voice teacher, singer, and conductor. She has worked for decades as a creator, connector and collaborator.

  • Music Director & Conductor, Harmony
  • Cantor Emerita of Temple Beth Emeth

SAM RAO

ADVISORY BOARD

Sam has decades of experience as a musician and entrepreneur. He holds an MBA from The University of Michigan and is co-founder of The Aurora School of Music in Ohio.

  • Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Progressive Insurance

OUR STORY

"Teaching is not a delivery system, it's an art form."

During the Great Depression, Henry Ford acquired many thousands of acres of farmland in Southeast Michigan, collectively known as Quirk Farms. He was interested in soybeans for fuel experiments and testing new designs in an agricultural and private environment. He was also a passionate supporter of education. The American worker, he believed, had lost the use of his hands. In response, Ford opened over 50 boarding and trade schools throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Approximately 215 of these acres south of Saline were established as one of these schools. The original maintenance shop floors, built from unused cuts of dashboard lumber, still remain today. For over 70 years after its sale in 1947, this unique property served as the Clinton campus for Holy Cross Children’s Services, an organization dedicated to providing hope and healing to boys, young men and their families.

EMPOWERING

The Hive Project empowers artists, educators and entrepreneurs (young and old) united by a common desire to share, teach and compassionately serve.

PASSIONATE TEACHING

The Hive brings together thousands of people year-round who share a passion for education in the performing, visual, creative and culinary arts.

WORLD-CLASS VENUES

The Hive is a preeminent collaborative of venues on one campus in Southeast Michigan dedicated to creating emotionally engaging and intellectually relevant artistic presentations delivered through multiple mediums and live performances.

SUSTAINABLE

The Hive manages its own waste water treatment plant and water supply system, and our long-term vision includes creating more than half of our own energy consumption through sustainable solar and wind infrastructure across our 215-acre campus.

PHASES

Babysteps to the door, babysteps to the elevator...

NOVEMBER - MONDAY 23rd

DONOR & PARTNER CAMPUS TOURS

Socially distanced campus tours continue for major donors and partners!

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NOVEMBER - MONDAY 30th

FUNDRAISING MILESTONE #4

Ridiculously creative donor presentations, viral videos and online crowdsourced funding...

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PROGRESS

"So you're telling me there's a chance..."
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THERE'S MORE AT THE HIVE

The Hive Project stretches the imagination of every artist and entrepreneur.
  • THE HEX

    A historic building housing 6 artisan studios including a small batch coffee roaster, a craftsman bee hive machining center, a glass blowing workshop, a pottery studio, a photography studio and a metalsmith.

    STINGER STUDIO

    A state-of-the-art recording and podcasting space at just over 4,500 square feet, this acoustically rich hall (formerly a chapel) features digital and analog recording equipment, a Yamaha 7-foot grand piano, a full suite of professional grade microphones, compressors, headphones, guitars and amps.

    SWARM PARTNERS

    Owned and operated by The Hive Project, The Swarm is a 19,000 square foot collaborative office space available to nonprofit organizations of any size. We are currently looking for Swarm Partners, so contact us (below) to get more information or to schedule a tour of our amazing campus!

CONTACT

Give us a shout...

The Hive Project

Southeast Michigan, United States
  • 45 minutes from Toledo
  • 40 minutes from DTW
  • 30 minutes from Ann Arbor
  • 15 minutes from Saline

 

hello@thehiveproject.org