Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator

Log Number: MH-00-18-0012-18

In partnership with the University of Miami's Special Collections and Digital Library of the Caribbean at Florida International University, the Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) will preserve, digitize, and increase access to its archive focusing on artists from the Caribbean and Latin American Diaspora. The project will provide online content for scholars and the public including artist profiles, documents, sound recordings, video footage, and photographs collected during DVCAI's more than 20 years of artist incubation. Graduate students will assist staff, using partner-provided equipment to digitize more than 1,500 images, including mixed media, paintings, collages, works on paper, monoprints, lithographs, videos on VHS, exhibition loops on CDs, 16-millimeter film and photography, and over 800 catalogues. The robust project activities will also include the creation of online exhibitions and an edited volume on DVCAI's history cultivating Afro-Diasporic artists. Files will be uploaded to all of the partner websites.