Residency Program

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Austin Clay Willis AIR ’21, 

The Popps Packing Residency program was born in 2012 and has grown into a robust international AIR that has welcomed over 100 artists into our unique arts and community ecosystem.  Our program welcomes emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists for artists who are interested in an immersive experience in Detroit and Hamtramck. All studio based practices are welcome but our resources and spaces best accommodate sculptors, installation artists, architectural and landscape based projects as well as photo, film and  research projects. Idea. and .

Individual residency fee range from  $700-$900/month and include a  Private bedroom in a 2 bedroom loft style warehouse space with shared onsite studio, kitchen and bath. Includes access to Popps workshops and gardens and lots of space to explore outdoor installation, interventions, research and more. 

$1600/month includes 2 bedrooms and the entire residency studio. This option is ideal for small collectives and artist couples.

All utilities included: internet access, laundry, sauna, chickens.



AIR ‘2021 Rachel Delmotte at Popps Studio
AIR 2018, Eric Magassa ( Sweden) Installation in progress at Popps Gallery
Popps Packing Workshop Space
Resident Artist, Rachelle Henrikson (Utah)with installation at the Popps Storefront gallery
Artists in the Popps Gardens