About Essay’d

Essay’d is an art writing, curatorial, educational, and advocacy collective based in Detroit.

We publish short illustrated articles about Detroit artists. The writers choose their subjects; there is no suggestion that this is a systematic attempt to identify the “best” or “most important” Detroit artists, but since we have now published articles on over 140 artists, written by more than 30 authors, the project has evolved into something of a broad survey of the Detroit art scene.

We also produce exhibitions, events, and workshops on art writing, publishing, and curating. The revenue from these endeavors, in conjunction with funding from various foundations, allows writers, artists, educators, and editors to get paid. Please read our impact statement here.

Through slowly building this project, we’ve developed an unprecedented community of artists, writers, curators, venues, art professionals, and general art appreciators. Our intention is that this website both reflects, and extends this collaborative network. If you have any suggestions as to how it could better serve your needs, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Comments or questions? CONTACT: steve (at) essayd.org or matthew (at) essayd.org