2017 Special Residency Session

Over the next nine months, The Luminary will host a special residency session supporting the work of 8 leading St. Louis artists. The Luminary will support the group individually and collectively through studio space, visits with critics and curators, participation in exhibitions, consultation, documentation, archiving, writing and more in response to the shifting needs and concerns of the participants. The session is an experiment in direct care and communal collaboration, asking how we as an institution can share not only our resources, but our power to better serve black artists in particular in this critical moment for our city and nation’s history, as well as be interrogated ourselves to learn together towards new institutional forms.

Inaugural participants in the program are Lyndon Barrois Jr., Addoley Dzegede, Jen Everett, Kahlil Irving, Dani and Kevin McCoy (WORK/PLAY), De Nichols, and Kat Reynolds.

Support the session by becoming a residency sponsor or making a tax-deductible donation to The Luminary. All funds will be used to directly support the resident's space, direct costs and stipends when possible.