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2024 ACWL-Nuveen
Emerging Artist of Color Residency


Made possible by the Consumers Energy Foundation and

an anonymous donor

2023 Emerging Artists of Color - Lorena Flores & Bryce Thompson

2023 Emerging Artists of Color, Lorena Flores and Bryce Thompson

May, 24, 2024 Deadline

Program Description

Muskegon County artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, ages 18-25, are invited to apply for the fourth annual Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center (ACWL-Nuveen) Emerging Artist of Color Residency. Sponsored by an anonymous donor and the Consumers Energy Foundation, this three-week program will provide one to two local artists working with 2-dimensional and/or mixed-media a designated studio space, materials, and up to 72 hours of dedicated time to pursue visual artwork of their choice. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 stipend and special mentoring from accomplished painter and educator Tatsuki Hakoyama. Mr. Hakoyama will meet individually with the artists and help guide them toward creating a body of work that will be exhibited during the Fall Into the Arts exhibit in November, 2024. 

2024 Mentor

Tatsuki Hakoyama

                                              Tatsuki Hakoyama is a Japanese artist who works with a broad range of content and mediums,

                                              including painting, drawing, and papermaking. He received his bachelor’s degree from Central

                                              Michigan University, and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Kendall College of Art &

                                              Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Aside from exhibiting his

                                              work in various solo and group exhibitions, he is an Assistant Professor of Studio Arts at KCAD.

                                              Hakoyama currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


  • The residency will take place July 30 – August 16, 2024.

  • The artist must commit to a minimum 65 total hours of personal studio time at the ACWL-Nuveen over the       

       course of three weeks. Artists typically work Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

  • The artist will receive $500 upon completion of the first 30 hours of studio work and the remaining $500 upon     

       completion of the entire three weeks in the studio. The artist can work with any supplies in stock at the ACWL-

       Nuveen and staff will order other supplies to help them complete their project, within reason.

  • The artist must present an exhibition of the artwork created during their residency at the ACWL-Nuveen  

        and/or another offsite venue.

  • If transportation to Whitehall is a barrier, it will be provided. The artist will be reimbursed for gas mileage and

       will receive a $180 food stipend.

To Apply

Fill out the form found HERE, download it, or pick it up at the ACWL-Nuveen. Please call (231) 893-2524 if you would like an application mailed to you. Completed applications must be submitted by May 24 at 11:59pm. Artists must be 18 by August 1, 2024. Applications can be submitted on our website, via mail, or emailed to If there are multiple strong applicants, ACWL-Nuveen may hold interviews before selecting the 2024 Emerging Artist of Color. The selected artist will be announced by June 4, 2024.

Questions?  Call (231) 893-2524 or email ACWL-Nuveen Director Erin Peyer at

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