SIDETRAILS ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

  • Photo by Bill & Billie Hickey

    ELiza Howell Park in Winter, Photo by Bill & Billie Hickey

  • Photo by Mark Schumack

    Eliza Howell Park, Photo by Mark Schumack

  • Photo by Mark Schumack

    Fall in Eliza Howell Park, Photo by Mark Schumack

  • Photo by Ryan Myers-Johnson

    Summer in Eliza Howell Park, Photo by Ryan Myers-Johnson

  • Photo by Ryan Myers-Johnson

    Eliza Howell Park, Photo by Ryan Myers-Johnson

  • Oliver Pookrum Theater Project. Photo by Cheryl Willard Photography

    Oliver Pookrum Theater Project at Sidewalk 2014 Photo by Cheryl Willard Photography

  • 2014 Sidewalk Pop Up. Photo by Adam Brown

    LaMarre and Dancers at Sidewalk Pop-up Performance Photo by Adam Brown

  • Britney Stoney Photo by: Cheryl Willard Photography

    Britney Stoney at Sidewalk 2016
    Photo by: Cheryl Willard Photography

  • Patrick Behnke & Friends Photo by Cheryl Willard Photography

    Patrick Behnke & Friends at Sidewalk 2015
    Photo by Cheryl Willard Photography

With over 200 acres of largely untouched land, the SideTrails Artist Residency Program will pair artists with residents to create nature-based art and performance programming for Brightmoor’s Eliza Howell Park. Based on community feedback, we are placing a high value on functional installation art that serve existing needs in the park for basic amenities, as well as interactive performing arts classes and performances. The program pairs artists in 6 week – 12 week working residencies with community members and organizations to design and implement a series of creative park improvement projects, classes, performances and workshops during the residency period. Commissioned work will be in harmony with existing initiatives and be relevant to the surrounding community.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Join the SideTrails Community Leadership Team!

SideTrails Community Leaders are the backbone of the SideTrails Artist Residency Program. They will be actively engaged throughout the year to cooperatively create a program that will enhance the natural beauty of the park for the community to enjoy and engage in. They will do this in partnership with the SideTrails Program Manager and participating artists. Community Leaders will serve as advocates for Eliza Howell Park and will consult with artists as representatives of the community most directly impacted by the park.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO JOIN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM 

SHARE AN IDEA!

If you have an idea for the park, some history you’d like to share, or would like more information about upcoming programs, we want to hear from you! Click HERE to sign up for our email list. Call us at (313) 285-0445. Click HERE to send us a message.

FOR ARTISTS:

The SideTrails Artist Residency Program is currently by invitation only. However, we would love to hear from you if you feel your work is applicable to the goals of this program. We would particularly love to hear from you if your work is community centered, nature-based, inspired by nature, or if you are interested in functional art (garbage bins, seating, pavilions, metal work, woodwork, etc) Send us an email HERE.

TIMELINE:

Summer 2016 – Winter 2017: Community Feedback and Planning Sessions

Winter 2017: Artist Commissions

Spring 2017: Spring Residencies Begin