Our program welcomes emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists who are interested in an immersive experience in Detroit and Hamtramck. Spring/ Summer Residencies take place from April- September and range from 2 weeks - 2 months. All studio based practices are welcome but our resources and spaces best accommodate sculptors, installation artists, architectural and landscape based projects as well as photo, film and research projects.
Individual residency fees range from $700-$9000/month and include a private bedroom in a 2 bedroom loft style warehouse space with shared onsite studio, kitchen and bath. Also included is access to the Popps workshops and gardens with resident chickens, a mobile sauna and various outdoor spaces to explore installations, interventions, research and more. Collaborative projects and collectives are welcome (cost varies).
Popps Packing is an active space and hosts community events, exhibitions, dinners, volunteer opportunities and more. It is not a retreat (although it may feel like one at times). Artists are encouraged to share their work with the community via artist talk, open studio, workshop, screening or other public facing program of their choosing.
Residency Experience Summary
Residency fees range from $700-$900 and varies based on studio needs/resources and number of persons participating. $1600/month($400/week) for artist collectives or families that are interested in the entire residency space.
Resident is responsible for all travel and living expenses and materials for their project. Popps' volunteer staff will support when possible.
Popps Packing does not offer funding at this time.