Terrell Arts DC LLC and Zsudayka Nzinga Designs is proud to present

Infinity Program

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This program is funded by a grant from Honfleur Gallery

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The Infinity Program was created by Zsudayka Nzinga to address the lack of representation and support for Black American and African American visual artists.  Throughout her artistic journey, she has learned more about the business and formed important relationships with other women in the industry which have allowed her to progress to a full time art career.  In an effort to help other women open doors and build strong relationships in the industry, she created a program to support under represented, emerging and upcoming artists. 

 

The Infinity Program targets 8 underrepresented Black American and African American woman identified artists, 18 and above, interested in progressing their artistic career.  With an emphasis on artwork that tells Black American and African stories, the program works to empower artists by providing artistic support, business support and an opportunity to showcase their work and create future opportunities and relationships.

 

  • Artists will gain basic tools to navigate the visual art scene

  • Artists will get hands on opportunities to establish a business practice around their art

  • Artists will be encouraged to explore their creative process and form kinship amongst upcoming industry peers

Who do we Serve

*Black American and African American identified women aged 18 and above

Emphasis on artists from Wards 7 and 8 but open to all Black American and African American women identified artists in the DMV area 

Must be able to attend sessions in person (Saturdays, Georgetown, DC February 18, 2023-April 22, 2023)

Mediums welcome (painting, drawing, digital art, mixed media)

*Why We Emphasize Black American Lineage

Black Americans are in a pivotal period in history, where for the first time, we are actively creating the language around defining our specific lineage, culture and identity as multi generational Americans with complex ties to continental Africa.  This experience is vastly different than an American whose family has traceable African roots, speaks a specific language and practices customs specific to their lineage.  Both should be showcased in their uniqueness and given space to express.

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How to Apply

Applications will be open from November 1, 2022 - December 30, 2022

There is NO CHARGE to apply

Selected artists will receive a stipend.

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