PONYRIDE ANNOUNCES THE FIRST AWARDEES OF THEIR APPLEBAUM AND KNIGHTS ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Ponyride, a collaborative working space for social entrepreneurs and artists located in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, has partnered with the Applebaum Family Compass Fund and the Knights Art Challenge to develop an annual residency program. The six selected emerging and established artists, who have been juried by local curators, collectors, and creators, are awarded a stipend and free accommodations within the 30,000 square-foot Ponyride warehouse. There they will produce work and create locally engaging public programming. In addition, the three Applebaum Emerging Artists are invited to New York City where they will be supported in networking with gallerists and art collectors. PLAYGROUND DETROIT will also be offering our services as liaisons and advisors as these artists develop their itinerary and intentions of their trip to NYC.
“The three main elements of this program are talent retention, artist growth, and artistic exchange with artists and Detroit residents. Talent retention is aimed at Applebaum Emerging artists that currently reside and plan to remain in Detroit. “
The regional and national artists who have been accepted to participate are as follows:
Applebaum Emerging Artists
- Jonathan Meyer, blacksmith creating sculptural metalwork
- Eleanor Oakes, photographer and videographer
- Erika “RED” Stowall, choregrapher
Knight Established Artist
- Lauren Kalman, interdisciplinary artist
Knight Emerging Artists
- Gabrielle Duggan, fiber work and interdisciplinary artist
- Olivia Kaufman-Rovira, installation and sculpture artist and landscape design
The Ponyride residency program provides the critical opportunity for each artist to dedicate themselves to their craft. Throughout the next year, the artists’ work will be displayed and showcased throughout Detroit at new public exhibitions, workshops, and events.
The mission of Ponyride is to nurture collaboration using shared resources, knowledge, and ideas to cultivate opportunities for growing endeavors. They facilitate these collaborations primarily by giving access to cheap, safe and versatile space, but additionally through public events and outreach that integrates tenants with the Detroit community. Ponyride is very grateful of the generous investment and partnership of the Applebaum Family Compass Fund and the Knight Foundation. Their support will significantly strengthen the artist residency program which is a vital component of Ponyride.
For any additional information about the residency contact: Ponyride.Art@gmail.com
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