The 2021 cohort will comprise of 25 creative individuals and focus on supporting historically underrepresented viewpoints and artists whose practices are embedded with the guiding themes of social justice and activism.
Members of the 2021 cohort will be guided through their residencies by three renowned artists and mentors-in-residence, Hank Willis Thomas/For Freedoms, Tourmaline, and Chella Man, who will occupy studios alongside the cohort, as well as lead a robust program of 24 workshops designed to further residents’ practices and professional development. The overarching goal of the 2021 mentor-in-residence program is to amplify diverse perspectives and foster artistic practices embedded in activism.
We assembled a commitee of curators, artist mentors, social justice visionaries and activists to review the applicants and select Silver Art’s 2021 cohort. Silver Art’s selection process focuses on an artist’s ability to create within the parameters of a large office building, the artist’s overall artistic practice, and the artist’s potential to benefit from Silver Art’s 2021 mentors-in-residence program.