Akron Soul Train’s primary mission is to grant residencies to artists that provide the resources to create. Each residency lasts one month (sometimes longer if an artist needs more time) and includes a community engagement component in the way of a workshop, project participation or demonstration. Residencies are awarded to artists of all creative disciplines: music, visual arts, dance, theater and filmmaking. Each artist-in-residence is given an exhibition of the work developed from the residency (visual artists) or a place to perform their work at one of our partner organizations. Occasionally auxiliary programming is added to enhance the work or amplify the voice of the artist. Please follow us on social media for announcements of additional programming.