BULK Space Artist Residency

BULK SPACE is a collective of artists and arts organizers based in Detroit, MI USA whose mission is to uplift the craft of marginalized voices by taking up space. Our programming includes exhibitions, residencies, public workshops and the production of publications that highlights the work of Women, LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, People of Color and disabled folks. 

BULK SPACE Artist Residency (BSAR) is for emerging Detroit based artists and curators. For our first year of residency, we are focusing on specifically artists based in the city limits of Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck.

We will be selecting four residents for a virtual, six week residency that will take place from May 17th - June 27th, 2021. Residents are required to have access to the internet for at least two hours a week during the residency period. BSAR does not have an application or residency fee but housing and materials are not provided. Due to COVID-19 we are currently not offering studio spaces.

The BULK Space Virtual Artist Residency includes:
  • Virtual studio visits with each BULK member
  • Virtual studio visits with a guest curator
  • One zine or small book published through BULK Space 
  • Artist Honorarium of $1000, unrestricted
  • A programming event (performance, workshop, etc.) with the support of BULK Space. The program does not need to be executed within the residency frame but will be discussed during this time. 

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Be a current resident of Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park
  • Have resided in these areas for at least three years prior to application deadline
  • Plan on remaining here for at least a year following

We are not considering applications from students working toward any degree at start date of the residency program.

  • Contact Information
  • Biography (150 word max) Tell us who you are. We can't wait to hear about why you make work.
  • Statement of Purpose (500 word max) Why do you want to participate in the residency? How do you plan on using these 6 weeks?
  • CV (1 page max)
  • Up to 10 work samples in PDF. Please include Title, Medium, Dimensions, Year, and a brief description of work

Please submit your applicaton as one PDF. Click here for resources to help with the applciation process. 

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM APRIL 29, 2021 *EXTENDED TO 11:59PM MAY 1ST*
Notification of status: May 10, 2021 via email
Start of Residency: May 17, 2021, online
End of Residency: June 27, 2021

E-mail us at with any questions or visit our FAQ’s which we will update as we receive questions!

This program is supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as a Knight Arts Challenge Detroit 2019 winning project. BULK Space is a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects.     

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