Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative

March 16, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Organized by Stamps Gallery, Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative is a new awards program designed to support the development of contemporary artists living and working in Michigan. This inaugural program recognizes the creativity, rigor, and innovation of Michigan-based artists and collaboratives — and honors their role in inspiring the next generations of artists in our state.

Open to all emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Michigan working in all types of media to apply; 3-5 artists will be selected by a panel of prominent national jurors for a group exhibition at Stamps Gallery from January 15-February 28, 2021.

At the exhibition opening and award ceremony on Friday, January 15, 2021, one artist in the exhibition will be awarded a $5,000 prize. The exhibition will tour to different venues in Michigan, including the Crooked Tree Art Center in Traverse City.

Submission to the call for work is free; all work submitted must be recent, made within the last four calendar years (since January 2016).

applicable to artists working in these mediums:

About Stamps Gallery

Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018), the Stamps Gallery is a dynamic center for contemporary art and design, located in downtown Ann Arbor. Part of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, it opened in 2017 after five years of being located in disparate campus spaces. Building on the school’s strong tradition of excellence, thought leadership and community engagement, our goal is to develop innovative and scholarly exhibitions, publications and public programs that foster vibrant and inclusive platforms for presentation, discussion and inquiry into the urgent questions and concerns of our time. We are a non-collecting institution — functioning in the Kunsthalle tradition — committed to deepening the understanding of contemporary art and design practices that spark action and conversation.