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November 29, 2022

Call for Submissions: Black Arts Fellowship

Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism is launching the second Black Arts Fellowship, an expansive interdisciplinary program for eight emerging and mid-career Black artists.

This paid 12-month fellowship curates intensive residencies, workshops, mentorship, creation time, and presentation opportunities to offer fellows the space for deep, collaborative and playful exploration and creation in community. This fellowship emerges from the intersection of art and activism. Artists are invited to infuse their practices with knowledge of ancestral and contemporary Black struggles for liberation; to imagine their work within the projects of abolition and decolonization; to deepen their understanding of care and community commitments in the arts; and to experience the kind of joy that comes from moving with, for and fully alongside other Black kin.

Deadline: November 29th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST Submit application to: opportunities@wildseedcentre.com Notification: Successful applicants will be notified via email at the beginning of February 2023.

An information session was held on November 7. If you missed our information session and would like to access the recording, please email opportunities@wildseedcentre.com


Website includes large-text and audio versions of the call.

Deaf applicants have the option to either (i) send a video which we will have interpreted with on of the ASL Interpreters that we work with, or you may recommend your own Interpreter; or (ii) schedule a live interview, which will be recorded for the jury, in which a live Interpreter—one we usually work with or one that you recommend—is present. Please contact us at opportunities@wildseedcentre.com to discuss your options.

Childcare will be available upon request for fellows during scheduled fellowship programming.