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Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Residency for African American Artists

March 9, 2020

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Residency for African American Artists

  • Organization: Greater Columbus Arts Council
  • Submission Deadline: March 9, 2020
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Award Info: $8,000
  • Type: Residency
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Painting, Sculpture

The Greater Columbus Arts Council, in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art, offers a 90-day artist residency for a U.S.-based professional African American visual artist. The 2020 residency will include a $2,500 unrestricted cash award, a $5,500 stipend and the honor of staying and working in the Robinson home/studio in Columbus, OH.

MacArthur Fellow Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s diverse body of work often incorporates found objects- both natural and machine-made such as twigs, leather, buttons, fabrics, and music boxes. She used "hogmawg," a sculptural mixture she made from mud, grease, leaves, dyes, and glue in both two- and three-dimensional work. Her work is all about building bridges and making connections between the past and the present, America and Africa, and the physical world and the world of spirits. She created art in order to pass these stories on to future generations in the spirit of Sankofa—the African concept of knowing one’s past in order to go forward.

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