Red Bull Arts Detroit Visiting Writer Fellowship

Red Bull Arts Detroit is committed to advancing the conversations surrounding contemporary art. As such, it is vital to support art writing—both as a record of ongoing arts practices and a prompt for future projects. Our Visiting Writer Fellowship offers a flexible way to engage with Detroit’s arts community. Red Bull Arts Detroit will provide travel to Detroit, accommodations, and a $2,000 stipend to develop a piece of writing and a public program. The Visiting Writer Fellowship takes place over a two-month period and allows for two visits to Detroit, the first for research, and the second to present a public program such as a talk, a workshop, or a similar initiative.


Visiting Writer Fellowship Details

·      Two-month fellowship period

·      Transportation to and from Detroit for two visits during Fellowship

·      Hotel Accomodations

·     $2,000 stipend

·      Studio visits with Red Bull Arts Artist Residents

·      Personalized tours of Detroit’s cultural institutions

·      Meetings with local arts professionals

·      Continual research and production support

·      Documentation and media outreach for final presentation of final writing project or program


Eligibility and Expectations

·      Open to professional art writers aged 21+

·      Applicants must be US citizens or residents

·      Applicants must be able to travel to Detroit twice over the course of the fellowship

·      Applicants will write one piece over the course of the fellowship, which should engage the broader Detroit cultural landscape


Application Guidelines

·      The Red Bull Arts Detroit Visiting Writer Fellowship takes place over a two-month period Applications are open July 11th - August 24th, 2018.

·      Applicants should publish art criticism, art writing, or cultural journalism on a regular basis

·      Applicants should demonstrate an engaging, vivid writing style and a vested interest in the culture of Detroit

·     Applicants should provide a 10-page writing sample, as well as a CV and statement of purpose detailing what they hope to gain from the residency

Basic Info
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Friday, August 24, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Gabe Chess
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1551 Winder St
Detroit  Michigan  48207
United States