2024 Summer/Fall Studio Residency

Associated Residency Program

Open Call to Artists: Popps Packing Studio Residency:

Popps Packing offers residencies for emerging, mid-career, and established, visual artists interested in an immersive experience within the cities of Hamtramck and Detroit, Michigan. Artists working in all studio based practices are welcome to apply but our resources and spaces best accommodate sculptors, installation artists, architectural and landscape based projects as well as photo, film and research projects. Popps Packing accommodates 2 artists at one time. 

Residency Details:

  • Duration: 1- 3 month, Starting  July 2024
  • The space accommodates 2 resident artists at one time
  • Accommodation: Resident artists will be provided with a private bedroom within a 2 bedroom loft-style studio. In this communal living arrangement, you will have access to shared kitchen, bathroom, and studio spaces. Please note that the Popps Residency functions as a studio space 1st and may not offer the cozy comforts of a home atmosphere. The private bedrooms are comfortable and well-maintained, but the overall ambiance is that of a concrete loft-style warehouse.
  • Cost: $850-$1000/ Month utilities included payment for the full residency term can be paid upfront or on the 1st of each month if staying for multiple months. 

Who We Are Looking For:

We are seeking artists with a serious studio practice who can make the most of the facilities, space, and time that Popps Packing offers. Artists must be able to live/work alongside other artists.  Artists must commit to maintaining the communal working/ living environment. 

More about life at Popps Packing:

Popps Packing is a communal and familial environment that fosters a sense of community among resident artists. A permanent resident resides on the premises in a separate apartment above the studios and has regular access to laundry facilities, the Popps workshop  and the yard. Our founding Resident artists, Graem Whyte and Faina Lerman, live across the street and have their studio and workshop spaces within the same building.  

Popps Packing occasionally hosts small gatherings, public events, workshops, open studios, tours, and other community activities. We prioritize clear communication and will inform resident artists in advance of these events. We also encourage resident artists to propose and host public-facing programs during their residency, which could be a workshop, performance, open studio, artist talk or screening. 

Please Note:

The Popps Packing building is an old warehouse, and as such, continuous maintenance and upkeep are performed throughout the year.

There is no application deadline
Residency Length
1 month - 2 months
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
Environmental Arts
Installation Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts
Landscape Architecture
Mixed Media
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Performance Art
Public Art
Social Practice
Sound Art
Urban Planning/Design
Visual Arts
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
No meals are provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Plaster Room
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Hot Plates
Washer And Dryer
Woodworking Tools
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

TO APPLY: Email poppspacking@gmail and include the following:

  • ‘Studio Residency’ in the subject header
  • Name
  • Preferred pronouns
  • Contact info, including email address and phone #
  • Where are you from?
  • A link to a website or other online platform where your work can be viewed.
  • PDF attachments of work samples( details below)
  • Resume, CV, brief bio
  • Preferred dates for your residency, and potentially alternate dates
  • Motivation for visiting Detroit/ Hamtramck and what are you looking forward to exploring?
  • A brief description of any proposed projects that you would like to work on while in residence 


File Size: 10 MB maximum
Naming: ‘Collaborative or Full Name_(year)residency ’
Work samples should include CV/Resume and one of the following submissions:
STILL IMAGES: ​​up to 10​ still images (JPEG, max 1200 pixels on any side). Each image should have a caption of ​2​00 characters or less​ that includes title, date created, medium and any other information that informs the work​
TIME-BASED: URLs to specific work on host sites (Vimeo, YouTube, Soundcloud, etc.). Each URL should have a caption of 2​00 characters or less, which provides parameters to limit reviewers experience to approx. 5 min of work and gives context to the piece.
TEXT:​ 3 ​pages. Each text piece should include a contextual summary of
​2​00 characters or less.


If you intend to do only collaborative projects, apply using one application with all names and samples of your past collaborative projects. If you intend to mix personal projects with collaborative projects, apply individually. 

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details
  • Cost: $850-$1000/ Month utilities included payment for the full residency term can be paid upfront or on the 1st of each month if staying for multiple months. 

Resident is responsible for all travel and living expenses and materials for their project. Popps'  volunteer staff will support when possible.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Popps Packing does not offer funding at this time. 

Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application