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As part of its developing Core Program the Modern Ancient Brown Foundation will launch its Post-Baccalaureate Residency in Studio Art and Critical Studies. Each year, two Post-Baccalaureate Artists in Residency will be chosen for a five-month residency. 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 our 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.  

Application portal opens: December 12, 2022

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

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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