Thursday, January 10, 2013

NYC-Detroit Artist Residency Program

April 15th- May 13th, 2013
Detroit, MI
Spread Art and PLAYGROUND DETROIT have teamed up to offer a month long New York artist residency program in Detroit, MI. At the end of the residency, the artist-in-residence will have a solo exhibit at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) or Whitdel Arts, dependent on the artist medium. The artistwill then also participate in a group show during Bushwick Open Studios in Brooklyn, NY in early June 2013 for joint-exposure in both cities. As a part of the residency program, the artist will be asked to engage and give back to the Detroit community through a workshop with a local organization or youth group.
The NYC-DET Residency Program aims to generate and encourage exchange between local Detroit artistsand artists from NYC, believing that this interaction is a unique way to gain new experiences in a different context, while encountering other view points and perspectives concerning contemporary art coming out of Detroit. The residency program cost to the artist is travel/airfare, cost of materials,  plus a $200 fee which covers artist living arrangement, use of a bicycle, and access to transportation when required. ThroughSpread Art, the artist will be introduced to members of the art community as well as the greater Detroit community, and be invited to various events, gallery openings, and exhibits during their stay.
Key Dates:
April 15th- May 13th, 2013: Residency Program in Detroit, MI (Mexicantown)
Mid/late May 2013: Artist solo show in Detroit, MI, held at Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) orWhitdel Arts
Early June 2013: Bushwick Open Studios Spread Art x PLAYGROUND DETROIT Summer Group Show, location TBA