Spread Art

General information

Brief description of organisation

Spread Art is a Detroit based, “by artists, for artists” 501(c)(3) nonprofit designed to foster new creative works through residencies & collaborations, with artists, curators and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Spread Art´s focus is on experimentation and innovation and supporting work that pushes creative boundaries, incorporates technology, invites public participation, and/or explores immediately-relevant social themes.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Based in Detroit, Spread Art´s residency program invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop new work, collaborate with other artists, perform/exhibit/present new or existing work, and engage with the artistic community of Detroit through artist talks and workshops, residency dinners, presentation opportunities and more. Spread Art provides housing, rehearsal or work space, workshop, teaching and exhibition opportunities, and connections to local artists through residency dinners and additional social opportunities.

Studio or rehearsal space is provided at detroit contemporary, located in Detroit´s historic Woodbridge neighborhood. Built in the 1920s, detroit contemporary is a fully outfitted facility with a 900 sq ft performance space, 800sq ft artist studios, 150 sq ft outdoor stage, 700 sq ft gallery, community gardens, and more.

Resident artists stay on site at detroit contemporary in a 3 bedroom apartment above the performance space.

Bikes are provided for transportation as part of the residency.

Spread Art provides up to 4 fully subsidized (no cost to artists) residencies each year. Additional residencies are partially subsidized, with artists paying a portion of costs through an administrative fee of $550

To apply please visit Spread Art.org and go to the residency page to gain access to the residency application link.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

Admin Fee

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • rehearsal space for performing arts, artist studio
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Performance based rehearsals, and presentations

How to reach

Nearest airport


Contact information

Spread Art
5141 Rosa Parks Blvd
48208 Detroit
United States of America


Phone: (586) 806-9343

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