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Tthe CAS is accepting applications from artists of color on a project basis. If you are interested in going to the CAS as a visiting artist (curator, writer, performer, etc.) please send a proposal to with the following:

  • C.V. and contact information
  • Project proposal that includes:
  1. How your work relates to, challenges, or expands our current definitions of Afrofuturism
  2. Your proposed project dates
  3. Technical, logistical, and equipment requirements
  4. A project budget, including sources of funding you’ve already secured
  5. Any other requests for support (including help with planning)

We are interested in innovative ways to engage community and welcome exciting and unexpected ideas for public programming that challenge the traditional formats (e.g. artist talk, workshop, etc.)

Upon receiving your proposal, our team will get back to you within 6 weeks.

Questions? Please contact Anaïs Duplan and Kalmia Strong at



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.

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