The five-week, virtual Rapid Residency program is open to
writers, artists, musicians, photographers, videographers,
dancers, designers and others.
Science Gallery Detroit says the goal is to inspire innovation
and creativity as events and opportunities for local artists
have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic,
ensuing shutdowns and stay-home orders.
history, artists have been instrumental in responding to social
crises by developing responsive and thought-provoking works to
address the challenges of their times,'' said Devon Akmon,
Science Gallery Detroit director. ``It is our aim to serve as a
platform to assist creatives, both financially and through
project support, to cultivate the next wave of responsive work
from within Detroit.''
Five people will be chosen and receive $1,000 stipends.
Participants will be paired with mentors connected to Science
Gallery Detroit and Michigan State University.
By the end of the program, awardees will be required to produce
a publishable summary in written, audio or video format that
responds to current social challenges. Finalized works are not
mandatory, only comprehensive think pieces.
Applications will be accepted through July 22 with awardees
announced on July 31.
Science Gallery Detroit was developed with Michigan State
University and Science Gallery International. It opened in