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The Forge is an Artist Residency in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood of Detroit focused on collaboration, creative career development, and an inclusive community.


Empowering Creative Careers

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Building Collaborative Community

Curating Good Vibes


Not looking to relocate? Join our Creative Community!

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Current Residents



Interested in Becoming an Artist in Residence?

The Forge Home Shirt

This shirt was designed by artist and co-founder Caroline Hatfield. The original drawing was completed when we decided to purchase this house for the residency. We are excited to wear it proudly alongside all the creatives and supporters who have helped make our dream real.

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2017: A Visual Year in Review

Thank you to all of our sponsors: PBR, Aunt Nee’s, Motor City Brewing, Anthology Coffee, Eastern Market Brewing Company, Mama Coo’s Boutique, OVDO Media, Always Brewing, Solar Party Detroit

Shout outs to DIME Detroit, Forge Formal volunteers, Mario Sulaksana, Lauren Shufeldt, Carl Goines, Stephen Oh, Ryan Oh, Chazz Miller, all participating artists