WELCOME TO THE AFROFUTURE New Orleans

WELCOME TO THE AFROFUTURE is coming to the New Orleans African American Museum in 2019. Artists, please submit up to 2 pieces to be considered for exhibition via this form! If you have questions contact afrofuturesociety@gmail.com. We look forward to your submission!

May 20

New Orleans, LA

Feb 19 -28

Gainesville, FL

2018 - 2019 FACC ANNUAL STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION

Join the University Galleries for the 2018 - 2019 FACC Annual Student Juried Exhibition on view February 19 through 28, 2018 in the University Gallery. The exhibition is presented by the Fine Arts College Council (FACC) and is juried by Gia Hamilton.

All events are free and open to the public. 

March 22 -28

New Orleans, LA

CURATORIAL INTENSIVE NEW ORLEANS 2019

Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC) and Prospect New Orleans, presents the fifth Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. This ongoing partnership represents ICI’s long-term commitment to New Orleans and the greater Gulf of Mexico region.

The Curatorial Intensive, a weeklong professional development program, is designed to immerse participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars, presentations, site visits, and one-on-one meetings that support the process of developing an idea for a project into a full proposal. It is a unique opportunity to forge a close network of peers and embark on future collaborations. This program is targeted toward self-motivated individuals, working independently or within institutions.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, and roundtable discussions will be led by a group of professionals that includes: Andrea Andersson (The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans), Andrea Barnwell Brownlee (Director, Spelman College Museum of Art, Atlanta), Sanford Biggers (artist), Annalee Davis (Visual Artist, Founding Director of Fresh Milk, Barbados; Co-founder of Tilting Axis and Caribbean Linked), Gia Hamilton (Interim Director, New Orleans African American Museum), Amanda Parmer (Director of Programs, ICI), Katie Pfohl (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art), and Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI).

IDEASCITY NEW ORLEANS

The IdeasCity New Orleans Residency Program will take place April 15–20, 2019 and is open to emerging practitioners working at the intersections of urbanism, art, design, community activism, and technology, and is led by V. Mitch McEwen, Curator of IdeasCity and the cofounder and principal of A(n) Office, a collaborative of design studios in Detroit and in New York.  

IdeasCity New Orleans invites makers and thinkers from New Orleans and around the world to join this collaborative week-long studio program to prototype cultural, ecological, and material strategies designed for the 2019 theme of EVERYDAY FESTIVAL. Participation in the studio residency is determined through an open submission process. Up to twenty applicants will be selected as Fellows by an international panel of artists and curators.

IdeasCity New Orleans Fellows will work alongside the Propeller Incubator in New Orleans, as well the annual New Orleans Homecoming Project, and the newly re-launched New Orleans African-American Museum to explore the possibility of a festival as a creative platform for environmental justice, new ideas, and urban space. Fellows will be expected to collaborate on a proposal and prototype for a festival related to everyday urbanism—groceries, streetwear, pedicabs, stormwater management, roof maintenance, fish fries, wind energy, incarceration, asphalt, air quality, local plant species, or other topics. Fellows’ projects will occupy and transform the Bell ArtSpace Campus and the grounds of the New Orleans African American Museum in Tremé— the oldest surviving Black community in the United States. Special consideration will be given to candidates from New Orleans exploring environmental justice. 

Beyond the Fellows’ own projects, the five-day studio residency will also include festival-related workshops, site visits, lectures, and discussions with local experts, including artists, designers, policymakers, and community members. IdeasCity New Orleans will culminate in a high-profile public program, featuring conversations, artist talks, prototypes, and demos by an array of local and internationally acclaimed cultural agents whose work engages the forces that define our cities.

April 15-20

New Orleans, LA