bulk space artist residency (bsar)
shylo arts


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a project of FLEX collective that provides room for marginalized artists to take up space. BULK is a studio residency and event space. Seasonally we invite 1-2 artists from across our networks to join us for short studio-based residencies. We present art-based events as monthly gatherings for the community to come and witness/participate in the work that is produced by our artists.


bulk space 
artist residency (BSAR)

Flex Collective and Shylo Arts are proud to partner to provide innovative and experimental artists with studio and exhibition space through Bulk Space Artists Residency (BSAR). We are committed to uplifting the craft of marginalized artists such as women, people of color and the LGBTQ community by providing individuals with room to take up space. The state of the arts in Detroit is in a precarious place–defined by the way the city engages with the needs of creative thinkers on global and grassroots levels. BSAR allows artists to cultivate projects that push the traditional boundaries of their mediums. In partnering with Shylo we will uplift the practices of Detroit based artists while activating Shylo’s west side laboratory–a former church and place of worship to highlight non-traditional mediums such as performance, installation, and new media arts. The 3-month residency will culminate in a public exhibition at Shylo Arts.

BSAR is a Knight Arts Grant Detroit award recipient and a sponsered project of Allied Media Projects.