Artists + Residents

The Arab American National Museum’s Artists + Residents program is a platform for established and emerging artists to cultivate and grow their practices while immersed in a supportive environment that encourages artistic collaboration and civic engagement in metro Detroit. 

The residency welcomes diverse local, national and international artists with creative and critical projects related to the Museum’s mission, vision and values. With a studio apartment located down the street from AANM, resident artists make Dearborn their home, delve into the everyday life of the most concentrated Arab community in the U.S. and connect with diverse communities from the metro Detroit area and the world for inspiration, dialogue and collaboration.

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Residents share reflections and updates on their residency projects.

 

Artists + Residents 2023-25 is generously supported by

 

Made possible in part by

         

OPEN CALL

Artists + Residents applications for 2025 are now open – APPLY by 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, May 31. Watch the webinar, AANM Artists + Residents 101: Your Guide to Our Program, an info session that walks you through the application and more information about the residency.

Residency includes:

  • Private, furnished studio apartment with live/work space, internet, kitchen, full bath and in-building washer/dryer
  • Travel stipend for coming to and from the residency
  • General stipend, including local travel, based on residency duration
  • Access to AANM resources and community connections

For questions, contact aanmresidency “at” accesscommunity.org. 


CURRENT & UPCOMING RESIDENCIES

Aneesa Shami Zizzo | May 2024
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Zein El-Amine | June-July 2024
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Noah Shankool | July-Aug. 2024

 

Ebti | Sept. 2024
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Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch | Oct.-Nov. 2024
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PAST RESIDENCIES

George Abraham & Fargo Tbakhi | April 2024

Lubana Al-Quntar | March 2024

LubDub Theatre Co. | Feb. 2024 
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Yahya Ashour | Jan.-Feb. 2024 
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Doris Bittar | Oct.-Nov. 2023
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Sarah Farahat | Aug.-Sept. 2023
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Katherine Toukhy | June-Aug. 2023 
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Meryl Zaytoun Murman | May-June 2023 
Leila Awadallah | April 2023 
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Heather Raffo | March 2023
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Hana Saad | Feb. 2023
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Andrea Assaf | Nov. 2022
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Amanda Ekery | Sept.-Oct. 2022
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Dahlia Elsayed & Andrew Haik Demirjian | July-Aug. 2022 
Donia Jarrar | April-June 2022
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Suhad Khatib | Feb.-March 2022

Alia Ali | Oct. 2021 + Jan. 2022

George Abraham & Fargo Tbakhi | Nov.-Dec. 2021

Zahra Almajidi | Oct.-Nov. 2021
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Leyya Mona Tawil | Sept. 2021
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Dana El Masri | Aug. 2021

Deena Mohamed | July 2021

Denmo Ibrahim | May-June 2021

Lara Atallah | April 2021

Andrea Assaf | Feb. 2021

Almigdad Aldikhaiiry | Jan. 2021

Zahir Janmohamed | Nov. 2020

Leila Awadallah | Sept.-Oct. 2020

Mona Kareem | July-Aug. 2020

Ibi Ibrahim | July-Aug. 2020
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Mariam Bazeed & Kamelya Omayma Youssef | June 2020

Yasmine Nasser Diaz | March 2020
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Alia Taqieddin | Feb. 2020

Baraa Ktiri | Jan. 2020

Maya James | Nov.-Dec. 2019

Levon Kafafian | Sept.-Nov. 2019

Jacqueline Reem Salloum | Aug. 2019

Farah Al-Qasimi | July-Aug. 2019

Frank Waln | April-May 2019

Zeyn Joukhadar | March-April 2019

Leila Abdelrazaq | Jan.-March 2019

Maria Del Carmen Montoya + Ghana ThinkTank | June-July 2018

Ping Chong & Co. + Sherrine Azab | April-May 2018

Noor Theatre + Ismail Khalidi | Dec. 2017

National Arab Orchestra (NAO) + Mohannad Ghawanmeh | July-Oct. 2017

Ayman Yossri Daydban | June-July 2017
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Heather Raffo | Oct. 2016
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