Live/Work Residencies
Live/Work Residencies provide an opportunity for artists of any media to work within a creative community located in an urban environment.  During their stay, artists are encouraged to take advantage of the facilities, training will be provided if necessary.  Resident Artists will be provided with living and studio facilities, but will need to provide their own materials and meals.
Applications are accepted year round.  Please allow a minimum of 30 days for review before your session starting date.  Space is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Communal Live/Work Space
Shared living with private room & studio
$500 monthly fee  
+ 10 hrs Work Exchange
 Application.pdf
Work exchange focuses on building relationships in the community through shared tasks. Resident artists may utilize their knowledge in a particular shop or perform general building maintenance to fulfill their required hours.
 
Short-term Project Based Residencies
Project Based Residencies are open to non- Detroit based artists of any media looking to work 1-4 weeks within the city. During their stay artists are encouraged to take advantage of the facilities, access to local artists and Fortress Studio connections.  Project Based Artists will be provided with modest living arrangements and studio space when available, but will need to provide their own materials and meals.
Space is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
FREE!   Application.pdf
Project Based Artists are required to complete 10 hours of work exchange a week.
 
Studio Memberships
Monthly Studio Members have 24 hour access to their personal studio space as well as full access to the communal shop facilities. Please check the Facilities page to see what we have available. There will be a brief orientation for all first time users and potential monitoring depending on experience level and equipment usage.  Training can be provided, separate fees may apply.
$200-$350 monthly fee      Application.pdf
Resident artists will be expected to contribute to the communal space by utilize their knowledge in a particular shop or by performing general building maintenance.
 
Shop Memberships
Monthly Shop Members have 24 hour access to our communal shop facilities. Please check the Facilities page to see what we have available. There will be a brief orientation for all first time users and potential monitoring depending on experience level and equipment usage.  Training can be provided, separate fees may apply.
$120 monthly fee
$30 day passes available

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Equipment rental also available.
 
Workshops and Demonstrations
Throughout the year Fortress Studios will be hosting workshops on a variety of topics. Please check our events page to see what is coming up next. If you would like to propose a workshop or have a suggestion for a workshop topic please send us an e-mail with the specifics and we will try our best to add it to the schedule.
Demos are FREE and open to the public!
Workshop fees are outlined per event.
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