Our mission is to recruit, develop, and support contemporary Black artists.

We teach art-making in the Black community as a healing practice, a vehicle for social change, and a viable career opportunity.


The South East Performance Arts Festival returns August 21st with a great new slate of artists!

The SEPAF is made possible with the generous sponsorship of:

Please keep coming back to see what we are doing next!

The Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art is funded in part by the generous support of: The Field Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Neoteric Design, Experimental Station Chicago, SEI Studios, MPAACT Theatre, Qi Music Group, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and David M. Adler (Adler Law Group).