Current Artists In Residence
Maya Davis & Cyrah Dardas are Detroit based artists working since the Fall of 2022 as artists in residence. Individually, they are working on new and exciting projects in the studio. And together they host community nourishment sessions, fortifying the needs of educators across Detroit.  This dream team of artists has been a treasure for us to work with.

In their own words:

Maya Davis is a Fine Artist and Arts Educator from Lansing, Michigan and currently based in Detroit, MI. Currently Davis is completing a BFA from the College for Creative Studies majoring in Art Practice and the K-12 Art Education Certification program.  Maya is currently represented by Spaysky Fine Art Gallery LLC (Detroit, MI) and has exhibited through Bulk Space (Detroit, MI), Holding House (Detroit, MI), Art Mile Detroit (Virtual) and curated multiple exhibitions through the U245 Gallery (Detroit, MI). Davis has been published by The Studio Museum of Harlem, Anhelo Anhelo Press (Detroit, MI), and worked in education and programming at The Studio Museum (Harlem, NY), Wasserman Projects (Detroit, MI), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit, MI), and Project Art USA (Detroit, MI).
I am a Queer, ecological and transcendental visual artist, care worker and ceremonialist living in Detroit/Waawiyaatanong, Anishinaabe territory. My art practice is an invitation to remember the forgotten networks between humans and the earth to heal our collective body, compost grief, and restore interdependency. I am informed by my work in arts education, land stewardship, youth collaboration, as a member of the artist cooperative Portal For, and through my work with natural fibers, earth pigments, and botanical inks. My practice is deeply rooted in process + ritualizes eco-social art-making as a tool for personal and collective liberation.

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In 2022 BULK Space provided direct-funding to artists directly supporting our community of artists through providing unrestricted aid. On a monthly basis, a lump-sum of $1000 given to two artist in Detroit (Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland County) with the potential opportunity to share projects through Bulk Space social channels. Artists were then invited to exhibition during our six year anniversary salon which brought together creatives to meet one another and celebrate their creative accomplishments.

Ideation Residency
The Ideation Residency welcomes and encourages creative practitioners from around the world to come & explore new ideas, expand project goals and connect with other artists.An artist-retreat and residency program centered around providing marginalized artists space for them to ideate on their creative practice and projects. The Ideation Residency encourages creative practitioners to explore new ideas, expand project goals and connect with artists from around the world.

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. With the support the Knight Foundation to launch BSAR through their matching grant program in 2019 as an Allied Media Project sponsored project.

Friends And Family

Talking Dolls
The mission of Talking Dolls is to empower our northeast Detroit neighborhood through justice-focused initiatives. We create a nexus of progressive art and community-led activism through access to our shop, artist studios, and gallery space for workshops, performances and celebration. It is led by co-directors Wes Taylor, Ron Watters, and Andrea Cardinal.

MdW (said like: “Midway”), is a regional arts coalition centered in Chicago and spanning across the Central Midwest. This iteration runs from May to September 2022, and includes an artist-run art fair, performances, screenings, lectures, publications, and road trips. MDW is planned and presented by seven artist-led projects assembled initially by some of the artist organizers at Public Media Institute in Chicago.

MdW Partnering organizations:
Confluence: An East Lake Studio for Community Design (Minneapolis, MN)* - Public Space One (Iowa City, IA)* - Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO)* - Wormfarm Institute (Reedsburg, WI) - Public Media Institute (Chicago, IL) - Big Car (Indianapolis, IA)*

Runner Mag
runner magazine is a grassroots publication project based in Detroit, Michigan that investigates and publishes work and ideas by artists, thinkers and other kinds of cultural producers in an effort to prompt active discourse, expand their reach and highlight their voices in local, national and international conversations.
Room Project
Room Project is a space for women, non-binary and trans writers and artists to work individually and collaboratively. We are unique in that we ask our members to engage with each other around their artistic practices as a point of membership.

At Room Project we recognized a need for intersectional creative community in Detroit and responded with a call for artists and writers to move their artistic practices into a (semi) public sphere.

We offer a place for new and seasoned writers alike; for people with defined creative projects, and those whose ambitions are still evolving. At Room Project, you will find an alliance of thinking, working peers in a context where support, safety, and focus can flourish. Access for all is the top priority.

Founded in 2010, ACRE is a non-profit organization based in Chicago designed to support emerging artists develop, discuss and present their artistic practices.

As a community-coordinated effort to provide emerging artists with an accessible, equitable, and interdisciplinary residency and exhibitions program, ACRE has welcomed over 1,000 visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performance artists, writers, curators, scientists, chefs and others to its Wisconsin and Illinois communities.


Folks We Love

Mostly Butter - Sidewalk Detroit - Habibi House - Brilliant Detroit - Arts & Scraps - Ceramics School