2017 CAS Residency: ECOLOGIES
“…speculative fiction presents an opportunity for me, a Black writer, to envision Blackness however I would like while living in a world in which Black identity is confined to stringent categorizations, stereotypes, and expectations--narrow perceptions that are both stifling and dangerous.” - Justin Allen
Artists will be in residence for 4-6 weeks between Aug.-Dec. 2017. CAS provides housing, studio space, a stipend, and logistical support so that they can focus fully on their work. Each artist will give a public presentation of their work and lead a workshop for youth in collaboration with the Broadway Neighborhood Center and the Dream Center.
The CAS 2017 Residency Program is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.
2016 CAS artists-in-residence
The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is an initiative to re-imagine new futures for marginalized peoples by generating safe work spaces for artists of color. Organized by Anaïs Duplan, CAS hosts visiting artists and artists-in-residence and produces lectures, workshops, public forums, and exhibitions on the intersections of race, technology, and the diaspora.