Lucia Hierro in the studio at Red Bull Arts Detroit, (2018). Photo by Joe Gall.

Red Bull Arts Detroit 2020 Artist Residency and Curatorial Fellowship applications are now open to the public. As one of Red Bull Arts’ two public-facing spaces, Red Bull Arts Detroit is home of the program’s Artist Residency, Curatorial Fellowship, and rolling Local Micro-Grant Initiative, which are designed to interact and respond to the complex needs of a local art scene and national arts community.

The artist residency provides artists at different stages of their careers the resources and freedom to develop their practice, with nine artists selected for three two-month-long residency cycles. They receive fully furnished off-site living accommodations, a 6,000-square-foot shared studio space, transportation to-and-from Detroit, an $8,000 USD unrestricted stipend, as well as a $2,000 USD individual budget for hiring assistants, sourcing materials, or otherwise producing work in Detroit.

The curatorial fellowship creates an opportunity for a curator to realize an exhibition concept and bring it to the public in Detroit. The fellow receives production and marketing support in addition to a 12,000 square foot gallery, $5,000 USD stipend, and a $15,000 USD exhibition budget, both unrestricted, as well as budget for three-to-four public programs.

Red Bull Arts Detroit’s 2020 Selection Committee comprises artist, writer and curator, Michelle Grabner; writer, artist and Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Legacy Russell; artist and 2018 Red Bull Arts Detroit Artist-in-Residence Joiri Minaya; and art historian and theorist Michael Stone-Richards.

The application deadline for the residency and fellowship are September 30th, 11:59PM. 

For more information and to apply, visit

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