Momm and Popp  Residency For Parent Artists


Mounts and Marvels at Popps Emporium by Isamu Krieger (Momm and Popp Resident ’16) 

As parent artists ourselves, we know how difficult it is to maintain a practice and raise a family. We are fortunate to have created an environment in which our life, art and community are all interwoven. Launched in 2016, The Momm and Popp family residency invites parent artists into our unique arts ecosystem, to explore hybrid forms of life and work, in which children can become an intrinsic part of the workspace and creative experience.  

Families are housed in the Guest House, a single family house across the street from Popps Packing and adjacent to our workshop and expansive green spaces for a one month residency program. The Guest House is equipped with all the basics for small children (baby gates, playpen, crib, stroller, toys and books) and Popps staff can help coordinate childcare when needed.

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Thanks to the generous support of the Sustainable Arts Foundation Popps Packing is able to support a parent artist and their family for a one month residency in August  2019 with stipend, travel, and childcare support.

Though the deadline for the Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship has passed we are accepting applications for the Momm and Popp Residency for all months excluding August. These accepted residents are not a part of the fellowship program.

Momm and Popp SAF Fellow 2018

Artist: Garlia Cornelia Jones-Ly and Family

Native Detroiter and Momm and Popp Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellow, Garlia Cornelia Jones-Ly  is a talented writer, producer, photographer and a mother of  two, currently living and working in New York. Garlia founded Blackboard Reading Series, a monthly series devoted to Black Playwrights in September of 2008, incubated by the cell, a performance space in Manhattan’s Chelsea. She is an OBIE Award winning Theatre producer with Harlem9, the producing collaborative responsible for “48Hours in…™Harlem” and “48Hours in…™EL BRONX”. Garlia holds an MFA in Playwrighting from The New School for Drama, and an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Howlround and  She is also a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

During her residency, Garlia wrote a short “fictional” playwright that touched on her own personal narrative of growing up in a city such as Detroit that is in a state of rapid social and economical change. She conducted a seated reading of her script, casting local actors and actresses. Her reading was heavily attended by both new friends and family and concluded with a short, conversational, critique of her piece.

Momm and Popp Residency 2017

Artist: Kaitlynn Redell and daughter Rosie

Kaitlynn Redell, a visual artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2009 and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. Her practice is invested in the exploration of race and gender in relation to the body and how the body becomes codified within these socially constructed categorizations.

The 2017 program is made possible with support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.


Not Her(e) workshop

Kaitlynn Redell’s studio space in Popps Emporium




Kaitlynn lead a wonderful workshop, not her(e)  for local caregivers and children as part of her residency. So much about becoming a parent or a full-time caregiver is about becoming a tool, a piece of furniture, a physical, emotional, psychological support for a small, growing human. What does it mean to enter into this role? How has your identity as an individual changed? Based on group discussion on our collective feelings on caregiving, participants made wearable objects(prototypes) that both function as a useful tool in our everyday routines.”

Kaitlynn also wrote a nice piece about what to expect from our residency for Cultural Reproducers

Below are  works Kaitlynn created during her residency.
 Kaitlynn Redell, not her(e) Table, 2017Kaitlynn Redell,  not her(e) (stuffed animal), 2017

Momm and Popp Residency 2016

Artists: Isamu Krieger and Marion Neumann and daughter Frida.

Isamu Krieger and daughter Frida in the Popps Emporium Studio

Marion Neumann (Momm and Popp AIR ’16)  and daughter Frida in the Popps Community Garden.