We at Good Hart Artist Residency acknowledge the inequity that exists in our society, including within the arts. We feel we must take mindful steps to help undo the structural inequities caused by systemic racism. For these reasons, we strive to extend our resources to people from communities that have been marginalized or are underrepresented in the arts. The Elevating Diverse Voices - Curated Residency program is a continuation of our efforts to bring a diversity of artists to Good Hart to nurture artists and build relationships. We provide a space and time for artists to create and share their work with the community which builds awareness and understanding.
We have contracted with Juana Williams, a Detroit- based curator who specializes in elevating diverse voices in art, to select a Black Artist on an invitation basis for one of the 2021 residencies.
The cost to run this two-week residency is $3,700. Please consider making a donation to help cover the program costs.
Thank you for your support!
Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas-O’neal has been selected as the Elevating Diverse Voices Resident. She will be in residence May 21 - June 4, 2021.
Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas-O’neal is a Chicago based multidisciplinary artist, arts educator, and independent curator. Najeebah Dumas O’neal’s work is most often initiated by personal and social histories related to family legacy, queerness, community making, intimacy, and interiority. Her practice borrows from visual traditions such as social portraiture, video assemblage, drawing, collage, and found images. She makes work to further understand and investigate how her own singular lived experiences, and others are connected to broader shared histories and social/cultural experiences. In addition to this investigation, there’s a commitment to reinforcing a different kind of gaze (and gazing) enacted through empathy, desire, love, softness, and longing. Najeebah Dumas O’neal is continuously exploring how these feelings (within all her work and through engagement), are exchanged between herself, her family, collaborators of her portraits, and those who experience the work.
The Elevating Diverse Voices residency includes the following:
- A two-week residency stay.
- Use of the 1,150 sqft residence and a 24×14 detached studio
- A fully stocked and well-equipped kitchen for the resident to prepare meals. We provide homemade baked goods and jams, locally sourced ingredients, and seasonal vegetables from the host’s garden when available.
- $500.00 stipend
- Resident will participate in an artist talk and/or interview virtually or possibly physically at a local arts organization which will be live-streamed to a broader audience.
To learn more about our residency program please see our website at goodhartartistresidency.org.