Spread Art and PLAYGROUND DETROIT are teaming up to offer one NYC-based artist a month-long artist residency program in Detroit, MI this upcoming Spring 2013.  In collaboration with the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), the residency will conclude in Detroit with a solo exhibit at Detroit Contemporary or Whitdel Arts, dependent on the artist medium. The artist will 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 artists and 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.

In addition to the exhibition opportunities in both Detroit and Brooklyn, the residency includes artist living arrangements at the Spread Art Residency House, use of Spread Art’s 2500 sq ft Michigan Avenue facility, use of a bicycle, and access to transportation when required.  The Michigan Avenue facility includes a ground floor 900 sq ft light filled multi-use space space with a full wall of mirrors and 20 ft ceilings. The downstairs development space is comprised of 1600 sq ft work studio.  The artist will also be introduced to members of the local art community as well as the greater Detroit community, and be invited to various events, gallery openings, and exhibits during their stay.  The residency program cost to the artist is travel/airfare between New York and Detroit, cost of materials for project, shipping of artwork between Detroit and Brooklyn, plus a $200 fee.


Key Dates:


Mid-April to Mid-May 2013: PD X Spread Art Residency at Spread Art Residency House in Detroit, MI (Mexicantown)

Mid/late May 2013: Artist solo show in Detroit, MI, held at Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) or Whitdel Arts

Early June 2013: Bushwick Open Studios Spread Art x PLAYGROUND DETROIT Summer Group Show, location TBA