Track One: Fine Arts Development and Exhibition
This new program is called the Black Artist Exhibition Development Program and will train and support a minimum of ten artists to develop a successful art practice. Though an artist learning group and one on one fine arts business consulting and coaching. Each artist will:
A Growth project, the John Biggers Seed Project (Seed) is a public art and collaborative design effort that engages renowned African American artists in mentoring emerging artists in placemaking by educating them about African American art and community history, providing career development and transferable skills, and creating a sense of place that speaks to the culture of North Minneapolis.
Seed is inspired by the Celebration of Life mural, an acclaimed public artwork led by John Biggers, a major African American artist of the twentieth century, which began the careers of young artists and organizations (including Obsidian Arts and Juxtaposition Arts), planting artistic “seeds” on the North Side.
Seed has four goals:
Seed is funded by the City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places Program, the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program, the McKnight Foundation Regions and Communities Program, and the Pohlad Family Foundation.
Obsidian Arts seeks to increase the number of black artists working in Minnesota. We do this by providing services that range from a simple consultation, to artist referrals, to formal artist development programs.
If you are an artist in need of support for you group as a business and creator please contact us.
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