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As part of its developing Core Program, the Modern Ancient Brown Foundation is accepting applications for its Post-Baccalaureate Residency in Studio Art and Critical Studies from candidates in the Great Lakes region, from Detroit to Chicago. The Post-Baccalaureate Residency is intended to support studio practitioners as well as artists seeking to develop their work in dialogue with Critical Studies.  Four Post-Baccalaureate Artists in Residency will be chosen for a 4.5 month residency. In Fall 2024 and in Spring 2025, two Residents will be chosen to share a 1,000 sq ft studio space. Each Resident will also receive a monthly stipend of $1,500. The intent is to encourage those selected to take the time and space to explore their chosen media.

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: consistent use of the studio space; participation in crits and mentoring; 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 application cycle is open January 3,  2024; deadline February 23, 2024; results announced in April 2023. The Foundation highly encourages BIPOC applicants.


Application portal opens: January 3,  2024;
Application deadline: February 23, 2024.

Application package: You should submit your completed application in PDF to the Foundation’s Slideroom. Any inquiries can be made to

Your application must include the following:

  1. A current curriculum vitae.

  2. A PDF of no more than 15 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. DO NOT SUBMIT REFERENCES.


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