Mon 2/21 @ 11:59 pm EST
Presented by Green Acre, a Bahá’í Center of Learning & the Seacoast African American Cultural Center (SAACC)
Imagine a vision of the future in which the stains of our collective past do not paint the present. Imagine a culture unencumbered by the weight of oppressive structures meant to divide and suppress. Imagine a society in which people of color, the African diaspora, are not tokenized or seen as “other”. This is a vision of AFROFUTURISM. A vision of the future in which people of African descent not only have a place in—but are synonymous with—the progress and advancement of the human race. Through art, science, philosophy, and exploration they lead our world forward. It is in this vision we wish to explore what the contributions of the entire body of the human race can yield. It is in this vision that we ask you to create.
Building on the exciting artistic and philosophical legacies of AFROFUTURISM 2019, we invite you to participate in our year-long community-inclusive and collaborative arts and culture programming that runs from April to December 2022.
Themes to Explore Black Arts and Cultures (African, African American, and African Diaspora)
- Time (Futures, Present, and Pasts)
- Science, Technology, and Innovation
- Ancestors, Heroes, and Trailblazers
- Revolution and Liberation
We welcome artists and creators of all levels from around the Greater Seacoast region to consider sharing existing or anticipated work in any of the following media
- Painting, sculpture, mixed media, fashion or textile arts
- Graphic design, video or film art
- Music and musical performance,
- Spoken word and poetic or dramatic readings,
- Theater, dance, other performance art
Please reach out to us to share your information and proposed contribution, including high resolution images or links to digital video or sound files for any previous work or work in progress, between November 15, 2021 and February 21, 2022:
We also welcome individuals and organizations interested in being part of our collaborative team to help curate events that explore themes related to Afrofuturism, do community outreach, and organize conversations.