Radical Heart

General information

Brief description of organisation

Operating at the intersection of art, activism and well-being, Radical Heart seeks to inspire, create, and share new ways of living, working, and being - individually and collectively - in order to positively transform the world. Grounded in community power, self-representation, abundance, radical acceptance, and revolutionary love, Radical Heart is dedicated to supporting artists, activists, organizers, healers, spiritual leaders, and others who are committed to social justice and liberation.

Founded in 2017, Radical Heart’s initial programs include: 1) residencies to support individual or collaborative projects, and 2) restorative retreats for individuals or small groups. Future programs will include exhibitions, events, workshops, skillshares, conferences, and other convenings. All programs are designed to uplift radical, visionary, transformative, creative ideas, experiments, projects, reports, individuals, organizations, and systems.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Based in Detroit, Radical Heart’s residency program supports
The creation of new work and the expansion of existing work
Mindfulness and self-reflection
Healing, self-care, and wellness
Connections and collaboration between visiting artists and Detroit(ers).

The unique approach of this residency program is its holistic support of each artist, and its commitment to supporting and promoting those whose work and practices relate to and further specific ideas. Residencies are tailored to each artist’s current and desired creative discipline, career goals, relationships, health, and joy, and hold these factors as foundational, interdependent, synergistic, and critical to every individual’s overall well-being.

The program invites artists, activists, wellness practitioners, and others whose work is grounded in:
-Social Change / Social Progress
-Social Justice & Equity
-Spirituality (Broadly Defined) & Mindfulness
-Individual & Community Healing & Self-Care
-Ecology / Natural Systems

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


Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
Contact information

Radical Heart
1465 Vinewood Street
48216 Detroit
United States of America


Phone: 13478342544

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