Elevating Diverse Voices

A Curated Residency

We at Good Hart Artist Residency acknowledge the inequity that exists in our society, including within the arts. We feel we must take mindful steps to help undo the structural inequities caused by systemic racism. 

For these reasons we strive to extend our resources to people from communities that have been marginalized or are underrepresented in the arts. The Elevating Diverse Voices – Curated Residency program is a continuation of our efforts to bring a diversity of artists to Good Hart to nurture artists and to build relationships.  We provide a space and time for artists to create and share their work with the community which builds awareness and understanding.

Juana Williams, a Detroit-based curator who specializes in elevating diverse voices in art, and a Good Hart Artist Residency board member, will again nominate Black Artists to a committee that will then select a final candidate to participate in a residency in Good Hart. The Elevating Diverse Voices – Curated Residency time slot is scheduled for August 19 – September 2, 2022.


The artist selected for the 2021 Elevating Diverse Voices Residency was Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas-O’neal. She was the artist-in-residence May 21 – June 4, 2021.


The Elevating Diverse Voices residency will include the following:

  • A two-week residency stay in Good Hart.
  • Use of the 1,150 sq ft residence and a 24×14 detached studio space
  • A fully stocked and well equipped kitchen for the resident to prepare meals.  We provide homemade baked goods and jams,  locally sourced ingredients, and seasonal vegetables from the host’s garden when available.
  • $500.00 stipend
  • Resident will participate in a mutually agreed upon art event in collaboration with one of our community partners. The resident will also participate in one Open Studio Saturday during their stay.

This is the only residency time slot offered by our organization that is curated. All of our other residency time slots are filled by selected artists, writers, and composers that apply to the program through our open call. For more information please see our residency details page.