Open Call for Red Bull Arts Detroit’s Artist and Curatorial Residencies

Sept. 12, 2019

In 2020, Red Bull Arts Detroit will offer artists and arts professionals a variety of opportunities through its long-running Artist Residency Program, as well as a Curatorial Fellowship, and an ongoing Micro-Grant program designed to support artists based in the metro Detroit area. To facilitate a broad dialogue with diverse voices and perspectives, residents and fellows will be chosen by their Selection Committee, comprised of arts professionals and artists. Red Bull Arts Detroit’s residency and fellowship programs are designed to respond to the complex needs of an art scene: a community defined by collaboration, exploration and mutual support. Red Bull Arts Detroit welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations.

Berlin Art Link Red Bull Artist Residency

Red Bull Arts Detroit spring 2019 artist residency exhibition // Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of Red Bull Arts Detroit.

The Micro-Grant Program is designed to enable artists at all stages of their careers with the ability to continue their practices. This hyperlocal, need-based program provides direct support to local artists in the form of $1,000 grants given regularly throughout the year.

The Curatorial Fellowship provides access to Red Bull’s 12,000 square foot gallery for their exhibition as well as financial, production and marketing support to execute their vision. The selected curator will receive a $5000 fee. The budget for the production of the exhibition is $15,000, along with funding for three-to-four public programs. Outside of the $15,000, Red Bull Arts Detroit will provide in-kind support that includes local installation staff, staffing for gallery hours, access to technology for use in exhibition, printing wall texts (labels and vinyl) as well as gallery guides and installation documentation of the exhibition. The selected curator will demonstrate in their proposal a level of engagement and thoughtfulness about how their exhibition engages with the local city and community, and why it should take place in Detroit.

The two-month artist residency includes housing, studio space, a $8,000 stipend, a $2,000 budget for production of work during the residency and access to the local arts community through studio visits, exhibition tours and personal connections. The residency is designed for artists at all stages of their careers interested in experimenting with new techniques, developing new work or focusing on research.

Application Info
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019; 11:59pm

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