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Application portal opens: January, 2024

Application deadline: February, 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. 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.


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.


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 [$75 per day]; and 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. 



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