Artist Development

The BACC offers programs that develop artists ability and advance artist in their careers. Our program support various mediums of art and all ages.

2022 Exhibit Cohort

The Exhibit Cohort Program will consist of up to 8 selected artistsĀ  to participate in a 6-month long program. Artists can represent all disciplines and be at either the beginning or midway into their artistic careers. Cohorts are chosen based on individuals living within the Kalamazoo County region. The intent of the program is to develop and support the professional development of artistry through education, mentorship, experience and opportunities to exhibit.

Goal 1: Develop professional presence and exhibit presentation.

Goal 2: Identify and work on professional goals.

Goal 3: Secure exposure and artistic opportunities for artistĀ 

Who is the program for

  • Artist of color
  • Kalamazoo county residents
  • All artistic mediums
  • Ability to commit to program with time
  • Artistic work is on the verge of innovation
  • Artistic medium is unique and diverse
  • Have specified projects in mind
  • Has a focused goal for their artistry

When the program operates

Application Deadline: June 15 11:59pm ET

Decision Making: June 25

Program: July – December

Program Includes:

  • Exhibit prep for 2023
  • Business Development
  • Bi-Monthly workshops
  • Monthly group mentorships
  • Exposure to gallery exhibitions
  • Bi-Weekly group masterminds
  • Brand Development
  • Networking opportunities
  • Assistance with Proposals
  • Access to BACC space

6 Month Cohort for Artist

Month One

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Month Two

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Month Three

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Month Four

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Month Five

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Month Six

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Experiences & Exposure

During the program, participants will be provided with bi-monthly experience to visit exhibits and galleries for inspiration, networking and resources for new commision projects.

Cohort Instructors

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Jessica Chapman

Jessica Chapman

Wheel Throwing

Tyler Almada

Tyler Almada

Hand Building

Nilson Smith

Nilson Smith

Sculture

Other Programs

Artistry Accelerator

in partnership with Soul Artistry & Arts Council of Kalamazoo

Quartley business developement workshops for artist.

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(269) 349 - 1035

Address

Black Arts & Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 102
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Email Us

info@blackartskalamazoo.org

Office Hours
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Gail Sydnor Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

 

Office hours are sometimes flexible. We encourage calling before visiting and emailing to schedule Gail Sydnor Gallery viewing and Executive Director appointments.