Buckham Fine Arts Project is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for its second Writer In Residence!
BFAP: Writer In Residence
Buckham Fine Arts Project launched its Writer In Residence project in early 2021 to engage contemporary literary arts and Flint’s Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community. The Resident Writer will produce written components responding to each exhibition, plus additional content that will respond to topical issues and personal research. This collaboration will provide an opportunity for the writer to engage with their interest in visual art and gain exposure for their literary arts, and engage Flint’s BIPOC community in a meaningful way. BFAP is actively seeking to grow deeper ties within our community. Compositions and more to be compiled with exhibition programming in a publication at the season’s end, September 2022.
A single literary artist will be selected for the 2021 - 2022 residency. They will receive an honorarium of $1,000 exemplifying BFAP’s commitment to supporting contemporary arts in our community.
“This residency is specifically designed to engage with writers in our community. It’s an opportunity for literary artists to immerse in their appreciation of visual arts by experiencing the exhibits in the gallery. They then create compositions in response to our exhibitions. This collaboration between Buckham and our literary artist will culminate in a publication featuring their art and images from our exhibitions,” said Buckham’s director, Michele Leclaire.
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: 2021-2022 WIR
This call is for BIPOC literary artists. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Must be a Genesee County resident, City of Flint preferred.
All applicants will be notified by October 20, 2021
The selected literary artist will receive an honorarium totaling $1,000.
2021-2022 WIR Review Panel:
Egypt Otis Egypt Otis is Owner of Comma Bookstore & Social Hub, a bookstore that is centered around BIPOC, local art, brands, cultural focused events, and programming. Egypt is a University of Michigan- Flint alumni with an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts. She possesses 10 years of professional experience working with vulnerable communities in both social work and policy adjacent occupations.
Egypt is a Governor appointee of the Child Abuse & Neglect taskforce board and serves on the Michigan Supreme Court Foster Care Review Board.
In all of Egypt’s roles, she takes a trauma-informed and creative approach to her work, and is dedicated to enriching communities through advocacy, creative arts and developing initiatives.
Kelli Crump Kelli Crump has an MFA in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory, is a graduate of Central Michigan University, and has studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and is currently earning an MA in Arts Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. She is a recipient of the NAPAT Classical Acting Award and the VASTA Vocal Excellence Award presented by KCACTF. Kelli is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.
Kelli Crump is an Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University and a member of Buckham Fine Arts Project’s Board of Directors.
“There is so much creative energy in Flint and Buckham is always looking to support artists while providing opportunities to engage with challenging contemporary art and experience new ways of looking and thinking. I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to work with these impressive individuals on our review panel: Kelli Crump who joined Buckham’s Board of Directors in June and Egypt Otis, Owner of Comma Bookstore & Social Hub,” shared Leclaire.
SEEKING SPONSORS Do you have a business? Buckham Fine Arts Project is currently looking for sponsors to help us publish the first BFAP: Writer In Residence book, due Fall 2021. WIR Sponsors will be featured in the printed publication, Buckham Gallery's website, and frequently mentioned social media.
Buckham Gallery is funded by the following organizations:
Generous support is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Our activities are sponsored in part by an award from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
This program is sponsored by the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work!