FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Are you building a collective or collaborative project?
This summer’s Incubator Residency will be focusing on collectives, specifically. We are inviting teams of two and three looking to seed collectives, co-ops, & collaborative projects (we may be able to support larger groups, but we can only accommodate 3 people per collective inside the space).
This summer participants will be charged to:
- Incubate these collective projects through planning and visioning
- Expand on these projects by using the studio to develop creative products and outcomes
- Assist Talking Dolls with their ongoing collective mission and initiatives
As a collective Talking Dolls has been reflecting on their mission and their role as a long standing collective in the Detroit Creative ecosystem. Talking Dolls co-director Andrea Cardinal uses the phrase “Go along to get along -or- Get along to go along” as a way to describe our slow approach to collective sustainability.
Throughout the summer we will be sharing information, and resources around collectives, cooperatives and collaborative work. We will host a series of talks, gatherings, and workshops around this subject matter. We will be inviting friends and colleagues from our networks to share their experiences, approaches, and strategies with this year’s cohort. Also we will visit other spaces in the area that work in a collective framework and share similar values.
Team Deliverables 7Ps (each group picks 3 of these things to execute over the summer):
plan, prototype, project, publication, product (prints, merch, ap, widget), production (performance, album, film, video, AR/VR media, website), party (event, workshop)
Talking Dolls Initiatives (each group picks one to focus on determine deliverable):
- Membership system, Fundraising, grant writing
- Neighborhood engagement
- 13th Year Retrospective Show (opening summer 2024)
- Talking Dolls Futuring
- Marketplace platform
- Brick and mortar storefront
- Writing, publications, guides/manual, frameworks, and toolkits centered on the
- TD storytelling and media
Offering: consultation, space, workship, programming (events, convenings, dinner/bbqs, visiting artists, critique sessions, feedback, facilities (24hr access), network, exhibition, part of TD family
RESIDENCY INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
Your team’s personal studio space within our 7,500 sq foot studio.
Open studio events
Access to our woodshop, screen printing facilities, kilns, and risograph printers
AND a exhibition in during our 2024 exhibition season
Provide a Statement of Practice (~250 words), a Statement of Residency (~250 words) and 5 images of recent work. Applications are due April 12, 2023
We are an unfunded, independent artist space and gallery in Detroit, MI. June 1–August 31, 2023
Teams of 2 pay $400/mo $200 a person
Teams of 3 pay $510/mo $170 a person
NOTE: Housing is not included and will be the residents' responsibility to secure.
If you have any questions, or if you have any issues with uploading documents to this form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.