How do I register for the PASC studio program?
PASC is a program of STEP. To register start by contacting STEP via phone at 734-718-0483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative from STEP staff will talk with you and gather some information, find out which program you are interested in (in-person studio or virtual art studio) and any other STEP programs, and schedule a tour.
After you take the tour and decide you want to try PASC you will make an appointment to register for STEP programs. When you have completed your paperwork, you can start in the PASC program.
Is PASC open to individuals not currently participating with STEP?
Yes, however, because PASC is a program of STEP you will need to register with STEP before starting in the PASC program.
Do you require a portfolio review, and I need to have prior art experience to be admitted into the program?
No, a portfolio is not required and no prior art experience is necessary. Anyone who is interested in participating in the program can attend.
Can I visit the program before I register to attend the PASC studio?
Yes. Before you become a participant in the PASC it is recommended that you tour the program.
Where are the PASC studios located?
PASC Detroit, STEP Detroit Resource Center, 4700 Beaufait St, Detroit, MI 48207.
PASC Westland: STEP Western Wayne Resource Center, 450 S Venoy Rd, Westland, MI 48186.
PASC Southgate, 13721 Eureka Road, Southgate, MI 48195
Our future plans are to open a dedicated studio and gallery space in Detroit. News on this future location will be shared broadly.
Can I do both the in-person and virtual studio programs?
Yes, as long as you don't attend more than 6.5 hours each day.
Does PASC accept Medicaid?
Yes, for participants who live in Wayne County and qualify for Medicaid.
If you live outside of Wayne County contact us to discuss Medicaid or other payment options.
Can I participate in the program if I am not on Medicaid?
Yes, we accept private pay options. Base costs are $30 per day for private pay participants. PASC will seek scholarships to reduce daily costs. Subject to change if needed.
Can participants under the age of 18 participate in the PASC programs?
PASC is a program for adults 18 years of age or older. We plan to launch a teen program in the summer 2022 for ages 15 and up. Please email us email@example.com to let us know if you would like to be notified when applications for this program are available.
Do I need to bring my own materials to the studio
No, PASC provides all the materials for you to create artwork.
How long can I participate in the studio?
An artist can participate for as long as they want in the studio program. We offer full and half day options but recommend at least two half days or more.
What if I don’t like PASC after I start do I have to stay?
If you don’t like PASC you don’t need to stay in the studio program. Participating in the program is entirely your choice.
Does an artist get paid when participating?
Artists do not get paid to participate. However, artists will have an opportunity to exhibit their artwork, design and products in the PASC Galleries. PASC will market and communicate your work to the public to help increase sales and commissions. If any artworks, by the Artist are sold by PASC, 60% of the revenue will be paid to the Artist, after the costs of framing, preparation, or other expenses have been subtracted from the sales price.
Can I show my artwork at the PASC gallery if I am not a participating artist?
Not unless invited by us. Our primary focus is on the artists within the PASC program. We may at times exhibit the artwork of artists from other progressive art studios, or other contemporary artists in Detroit, alongside our own artists.
Does PASC provide transportation? What if I live outside of Wayne County?
Yes, PASC provides transportation through STEP. A supports coordinator from STEP will discuss transport options with you when you register.
If you live outside Wayne County, please contact us to determine transportation options.
Does PASC take donations of art supplies?
Yes, we happily take donations. You can donate to our program in several ways. We accept monetary donations. We also accept material donations, everything from yarn, to beads to lightly used art supplies. Please email a description and an image of what you would like to donate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At PASC we use person-first language (artist with disabilities) and identity-first language (disabled artist). Both are common in disability culture, and although there is much debate about which language is the most equitable and inclusive, and which is the most ableist, we are using both to indicate how language around disabilities is ultimately dependent on the disabled individual’s preference. And whenever possible we will simply use ‘artist’ to refer to participants in our program.