ARTIST OPEN CALL: Apply to Modern Ancient Brown Visiting Fellowship & Post-Baccalaureate Residency in Studio Art and Critical Studies through January 30

ARTIST OPEN CALL: Apply to Modern Ancient Brown Visiting Fellowship & Post-Baccalaureate Residency in Studio Art and Critical Studies through January 30

Established in 2019, the Modern Ancient Brown Foundation supports and nurtures BIPOC artists and writers through the creation of a new Core Program housed in Detroit. Drawing upon the personal experience and journey as an artist of its founder, McArthur Binion, the Foundation is committed to build an organization and foster a culture that supports the work of black and indigenous / artists of color leading to the empowerment of these artists to tell their own stories and share their gifts.⁠ The Foundation’s Core Program will consist of a Visiting Fellowship, a Post-Baccalaureate Artist Residency, and a collection of international BIPOC art with a resident Curator.

2023 sees the launch of the Foundation’s Core Program consisting of the Modern Ancient Brown Visiting Fellowship and the Post-Baccalaureate Residency in Studio Art and Critical Studies. Each year four Visiting Fellows and two Post-Baccalaureate Residencies in Studio Art (all disciplines) will be chosen.

 “Compassion and community have always carried us through challenging times, these experiences can empower our art. Detroit has always been defined by its resilience, and artists are at the forefront.” – McArthur Binion (Read more in ArtNews)

The Foundation wants to support studio practitioners as well as artists seeking to develop their work in dialogue with Critical Studies. As a part of the Core Program, the Post-Baccalaureate Residents will have access to the 1,000 sq ft studio space located in Southwest Detroit.

Each year, one Resident will be chosen from Detroit and one Resident will be chosen from a national pool.

The Detroit Resident will receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 per month and use of the Foundation’s studio space. The national Resident will also receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 per month and an additional $1,500 to help with accommodation in Detroit. In addition, the national Resident will be provided with air travel to and from Detroit. Should they wish, Post-Baccalaureate Residents will have ample opportunities, facilitated as appropriate by the Foundation, to interact with the broader Metro-Detroit community of artists, writers, and scholars.

The minimal commitment asked of each Resident will involve: participation in crits and mentoring; a conversation at the Foundation about their work with an invited audience; participation in one curated dinner conversation at the Foundation; permission to publish some of the work undertaken at the Foundation in the Foundation’s annual publication of work by Residents, Fellows, and invited participants; and finally, we ask that the Foundation be acknowledged upon publication or exhibition of work supported by the Foundation.

The program will make invitations to a diverse group of Post-Baccalaureate Residents to encourage them to take the time and space to explore their chosen media.The application cycle will begin in January 2023 with results announced in April 2023. The Foundation highly encourages BIPOC applicants.  

In 2012, the launch of the Modern Ancient Brown Foundation’s Core Program consisting of the Modern Ancient Brown Visiting Fellowship and the Post-Baccalaureate Residency in Studio Art and Critical Studies. Each year four Visiting Fellows and two Post-Baccalaureate Residencies in Studio Art (all disciplines) will be chosen.

THE FELLOWSHIP

The Visiting Fellowship is open to emerging scholars, thinkers, writers in all aspects of the arts in performance / art writing / critical studies / curating / film / music / creative writing in the broadest sense. Each year four Fellows will be chosen. The Foundation seeks to encourage emerging (including ABD) and established BIPOC scholars, thinkers, and writers both from within as well as outside the Academy whose practice involves research and creation.

Each Fellow will be provided with the following:

  • air travel to and from Detroit
  • an apartment and study space for the duration of their stay [between 4 and six weeks] located in a renovated church rectory in the East Village neighborhood of Detroit
  • a stipend of $5000 – $7,500 [depending on the length of stay between 4 and 6 weeks]
  • a per diem [$500 pw]
  • assistance with local library facilities.

Should they wish, Fellows will have ample opportunities, facilitated as appropriate by the Foundation, to interact with the broader Metro-Detroit community of artists, writers, curators, and scholars.

The minimal commitment asked of each Fellow will involve: a seminar at the Foundation about their work with an invited audience; participation in one dinner conversation curated by the Foundation with with input from the Fellow; permission to publish some of the work undertaken at the Foundation in the Foundation’s annual publication of work by Fellows and invited participants; and finally, we ask that the Foundation be acknowledged upon publication of work supported by the Foundation. The application cycle will begin January 2023 with results announced in April 2023. 

Application deadline: January 30, 2023

Application package:

  • You should submit your completed application in PDF to the Foundation’s Slideroom.

Your application must include the following:

  1. A current curriculum vitae.
  2. Statement of purpose (500 – 750 words). This consists of an outline of your proposal and what you hope to achieve in the given time. It will help the Fellowship Committee if you could place your proposal within the larger scheme of your developing project if applicable. 
  3. Names and contact details (emails) of three referees who have agreed to write on your behalf.

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THE RESIDENCY

Post-Baccalaureate Residency in Studio Art and Critical Studies

Application deadline: January 30, 2023

Application package: You should submit your completed application in PDF to the Foundation’s Slideroom.

Any inquiries can be made to postbaccresidency@modernancientbrown.com

Your application must include the following:

  1. A current curriculum vitae.
  2. A PDF of no more than 16 images of your work placed in chronological order. Be sure to indicate title, medium / media, size, date.
  3. Statement of purpose (500 – 750 words). The statement of purpose should offer a brief life history and should then speak to your artistic interests, the emerging directions in your practice, influences upon your work in addition to a critical relationship to your chosen field, and finally, the statement of purpose should also address why you are applying for this program at this time. 
  4. If you are wanting to be considered for mentoring in (studio) practice with critical studies you should clearly indicate so in your statement of purpose.
  5. Names and contact details (emails) of two referees who have agreed to write on your behalf.

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