This summer, Red Bull Arts Detroit announced the continued growth of its contemporary arts program with the addition of new fellowship initiatives and an expanded residency program, which will begin in 2019. Application deadlines for the Artist Residency program, Curatorial Fellowship, and Visiting Writer Fellowship are due this Friday, August 24 at 11:59pm EST. Application details are available here.
Red Bull Arts Detroit has long been committed to providing artists the space, time, and resources necessary to push their practices forward. Red Bull Arts Detroit has expanded its Artist Residency program, as well as initiating three new programs: a Curatorial Fellowship, Visiting Writer Fellowship, and the ongoing Micro-Grant program, which supports artists based in the metro Detroit area. Red Bull Arts Detroit’s residency and fellowship programs are designed to respond to the complex needs of an artscene—a community defined by collaboration, exploration, and mutual support.
Applications will be reviewed by the 2019 Selection Committee: Deana Haggag, President and CEO, United States Artists; the Detroit-native poet Airea D. Matthews; Lucy Mensah, Visiting Assistant Professor of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago and formerly of the Detroit Institute of Arts; Laura Raicovich, former President and Executive Director of The Queens Museum of the City of New York; and dancer and choreographer John Michael Schert.
Red Bull Arts Detroit joins Red Bull Arts New York in its commitment to expanding the boundaries of exhibition making; supporting the production of new work by emerging and established artists; participating in and responding to the needs of local arts communities; and contributing to an ongoing dialogue around contemporary issues.
Expanded residency and new program details:
Artist Residency Program
The expanded artist-in-residence program provides artists at different stages of their careers the resources and freedom to develop their practice. Transportation to Detroit is included, as is on-site housing and access to a 14,000-square-foot studio space. Artists are also provided with a 12,000 USD stipend. At the end of the three-month residency period, artists will participate in a group exhibition with residents from their term. Deadline: August 24, 2018
Conceptualized to enrich the dialogue between the Detroit art community and the international art world, the Visiting Curator Fellowship provides curators ten monthly visits to research, conceptualize, develop, and execute a contemporary art exhibition in Detroit. Travel, accommodations, and a 10,000 USD stipend are provided. Deadline: August 24, 2018
Visiting Writer Fellowship
The Visiting Writer Fellowship allows a writer to travel to Detroit twice over a two-month period to develop a piece of writing and a public program, such as a talk or a workshop. The writer will be introduced to cultural figures throughout the city, and be in dialogue with the Red Bull Artists in Residence. Travel, accommodations, and a 2,000 USD stipend are provided. Deadline: August 24, 2018
Micro-Grant Program (Local)
The hyperlocal, need-based Micro-Grant Program provides numerous 1,000 USD grants enabling Detroit local artists to continue their practices. These grants are given on a rolling basis, and are combined with career counseling by Red Bull Arts Detroit staff and advisors. Taken together, these grants represent Red Bull Arts Detroit’s dedication to the local community, and the arts at large. Open for applications on December 1, 2018 with rolling grants awarded starting January of 2019.
About Red Bull Arts Detroit
Red Bull Arts Detroit is an artist residency, visiting curator and writer fellowship, micro-grant program, and experimental, non-commercial exhibition space. Since 2011, the organization has ensured a sustained commitment to the cultivation and advancement of the arts in Detroit and beyond. In 2018, Red Bull Arts Detroit joined Red Bull Arts New York as the second pillar of the Red Bull Arts platform. Located in Eastern Market’s historic E&B Brewery, the organization (formerly known as Red Bull House of Art) has hosted over 100 resident artists, and served countless community members through exhibitions, studio assistantships, and inclusion in a variety of programs.
About Red Bull Arts
Red Bull Arts is an experimental, non-commercial arts program dedicated to creating new opportunities for artists and fostering public engagement in the arts. The program aims to extend the boundaries of exhibition making; support the production of new work by emerging and established artists; participate in and respond to the needs of local arts communities; and contribute to ongoing dialogue around contemporary issues and thought.
Marcella Zimmermann, Vice President, Cultural Counsel, email@example.com