Popps Packing offers artists many different environments to work in. In addition to the communal studios, we offer the various structures and empty lots around the Popps compound as sites for exploration, providing unique opportunities to realize site specific projects.
Artists are provided private rooms in a shared dwelling and have access to the Popps workshop, gardens, and the Popps Mobile Sauna.
In addition to the housing, studios and facilities offered here at Popps, we also connect residents to our large network of local artists, resources, and organizational and institutional partners through informal gatherings, open studios, exhibitions and performances. Artists are encourage to host some sort of public offering to our community. This could be an Open Studio event, an Artist talk, a workshop or other form of public engagement. We also require that resident artists put in 10 hours per month to pitch in and help around the compound: general cleaning, building and grounds maintenance, building renovation projects, event support, publications and administrative assistance are some of the areas we always need help with.
We provide bikes for guests to use during their stay. (Public transportation is questionable in Detroit, so we recommend a rental car, or in the warmer months, a bicycle).