Spread Art Spring / Summer Residency Proposal
Thank you for your interest in a Spread Art residency. Spread Art's Artist Residency Program invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in Detroit. Below is a general overview of the program (all residencies are ultimately tailored to the individual artist's needs and interests).

Spread Art residencies provide housing, rehearsal and/or studio space, event and/or exhibition opportunities, and introductions to Detroit artists, venues, and more through residency dinners /brunches and additional social and networking opportunities. Artists in residence stay at the three bedroom residency apartment on Rosa Parks Blvd in the Woodbridge neighborhood. Rehearsal and studio space are generally provided at the Rosa Parks facility with a 900 square foot performance space, 5 artist studios, a 16 foot x 16 foot outdoor stage, 500 square foot gallery, community gardens, and more. Spread Art works with each artist in advance to determine what event/exhibition support is needed and can be provided. Spread Art provides at least four fully subsidized (no cost to artists) residencies each year. In 2016 - 2017, four additional subsidized residencies are available to visual artists and literary arts who have a dependent under the age of 18 (made possible by grant funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation). Additional residencies are 75% subsidized, with artists paying a portion of costs through an administrative fee of $250/week $400/2 weeks or $700/month. Spread Art is a member of the worldwide network of artist residencies, Res Artis.

Spread Art is currently accepting proposals from:

1) Regional, national and international artists across all disciplines interested in residencies to take place between April 2017 and September 2017. Proposals are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis and are submitted online.

Due to the number of applications and the size of the staff, Spread Art is not able to personally contact every artist that applies. Artists will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be notified within one week of applying if accepted.

This program provides:
-- Private room in 3 bedroom residency apartment
-- Shared living room, kitchen and bathroom
-- Minimum of 20 hrs per week in the performance space for rehearsals and development of new works.
-- 24/7 studio for visual artists
-- One public event per month with staff support. (performance, artist talk, workshop, masterclass, etc)
-- Staff assistance when possible to help realize the project. (case by case basis)
-- Marketing and publicity support for public events.
-- Artist in residence profile on website www.spreadart.org
-- Free entry to all Spread Art events during residency time period
-- Full HD video recording and/or audio recording of public events and/or rehearsals available (additional camera use fee)
-- Free Wi Fi
-- Free laundry on site

Residency Location:
Spread Art @detroit contemporary
5141 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208

About the facility:
900 sq ft performance space
hard wood floors
16ft X 14ft raised stage
12 channel sound system
8 channel light system
Outdoor performance garden with 16ft X 16ft stage.
Projector available upon request (additional fee)
Semi private studios (10ft x 10ft) with 30+ ft of wall space.


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