Museum of the African Diaspora

Log Number: MH-252018-OMS-22

The Museum of the African Diaspora will expand its Emerging Artists Program, a competition to identify emerging Black artists for solo exhibitions. Each year of the two-year project, museum staff will work with a jury of experts to identify four fellows to receive financial and professional support to help promote their work, better establish their careers, and expand their visibility. A digital publication will document each fellow’s exhibition. Museum staff will provide professional development workshops for artists who apply but are not selected for the fellowship, as well as establish a paid curatorial fellowship to support a current college student to build their professional skills within a museum. The project amplifies the work of contemporary Black artists and supports access to artists at a critical point in their careers.