Mission & Vision
To live in a world where Black artists thrive
The Center for Afrofuturist Studies is an artist residency program that reimagines the futures of marginalized people by creating dynamic workspaces for artists of color. Dynamic means interactive, supportive, community-engaged, rigorous, and inclusive.
The CAS wants to rethink and challenge what an arts practice that revolves around Black futurity looks like. We believe that's only possible when arts organizations commit to fully supporting the work being done by Black artists. To that end, CAS artists receive honoraria, funding for travel, housing, studio space, and logistical and programmatic support. Residencies include opportunities to engage both adult and youth audiences, as well as opportunities for studio visits and informal meetings with cultural workers.
The CAS also collaboratively produces exhibitions, workshops, and other programming as well as maintaining a growing public reading room and archive.