Riverbank Arts
400 N Saginaw Street
Muscatawing

Riverbank Arts is a community-centered space for creatives, community members, and academics to develop and find support for artistic and cultural production in Flint.

We welcome all creators and supporters of art and culture to connect and collaborate.  


Riverbank Arts is an initiative of the Arts+Culture Research Cluster at The University of Michigan Flint, and is supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development.








Riverbank Arts is a community-centered space for creatives, community members, and academics to develop and find support for artistic and cultural production in Flint.

We welcome all creators and supporters of art and culture to connect and collaborate.


Riverbank Arts is an initiative of the Arts+Culture Research Cluster at The University of Michigan Flint, and is supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development.
Emerging Artist Fellowship



The Emerging Artist Fellowship collaboration between the Arts + Culture Research Cluster at University of Michigan - Flint and Buckham Fine Arts Project provides a nourishing space for artists to grow and acquire essential professional development opportunities to succeed as they enter the art world. 

Submissions to the Fellowship were reviewed by a committee of UM-Flint faculty, students, as well as Buckham artists and leadership. The review committee interviewed a short list of the applicants and ultimately, My Proulx was selected for the fellowship.

“Proulx demonstrated connections to the community, enthusiasm for the project, and huge potential for growth within this mentorship,” explained Michele Leclaire, Executive Director of Buckham Fine Arts Project.

My Proulx produces lifestyle, street, and photojournalism-style images through active exploration of unique spaces and the people who navigate and interact within them.  As an emerging artist, she is exploring our biological and interpersonal relationships with light and the ways we communicate through physical and implied space.  Proulx’s background and experience is a culmination of Language Arts, Visual Communications, and Education, having practiced drawing and other artistic mediums including music and dance performance without discrimination at every stage of life.  She currently works as a freelance event and portrait photographer in the beautifully diverse and culture-rich communities in and around Flint, Michigan under the business name Plain Air Photography.

"My goal for the work I'll be developing through the UM-Flint/Buckham Gallery Fellowship is primarily to create art that resonates, almost as a beacon.  I want people to view my work and be attracted to the energy, moods, vibes, etc., translate that into curiosity within themselves, and then, hopefully into action.  I want people to wonder about the creative process (i.e. how we arrived at where we are now) then realize they can come join us so we can make art together.  And then I'll take pictures of that and it'll go full circle,” shared Proulx.


The Emerging Artist Fellowship offers mentoring, consulting, technical and promotion support to assist the fellow on their creative path. In addition to an honorarium, fellows are provided studio space, awarded for supplies, instruction, work-shops, or other uses specifically related to the growth and development of the artist’s artistic work.

Fellows receive professional development and growth opportunities through mentorship from the UMS/UMF Artist in Residence, Buckham artists, and A+C faculty. We help each fellow integrate into local and regional markets and access professional devel-opment through increased visibility, marketing, and networking. Submissions to the Fellowship were reviewed by a committee of UM-Flint faculty, students, as well as Buckham artists and leadership.

For more information and to apply, visit:


https://https://www.buckhamgallery.org/2022-2023-emerging-artist-fellowship-application

Application Deadline: 08.15.22