Program seeks innovative ideas for social challenge response

DETROIT (AP) — Science Gallery Detroit is piloting a program designed to inspire responses to current social challenges impacting city residents.

The five-week, virtual Rapid Residency program is open to writers, artists, musicians, photographers, videographers, dancers, designers and others.

Science Gallery Detroit says the goal is to inspire innovation and creativity as events and opportunities for local artists have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, ensuing shutdowns and stay-home orders.

“Throughout history, artists have been instrumental in responding to social crises by developing responsive and thought-provoking works to address the challenges of their times,” said Devon Akmon, Science Gallery Detroit director. “It is our aim to serve as a platform to assist creatives, both financially and through project support, to cultivate the next wave of responsive work from within Detroit.”

Five people will be chosen and receive $1,000 stipends.


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