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.


Upcoming Streaming Performances: Southeast Performing Arts Festival

Justin Dillard:

GIT down w/ The DOT

Lawrence Binkey Tolefree:

Free For All

Jeronimo Speaks:

haiKING

Taimy Ramos Velazquez:

Four Walls and One Me

Jamie Black:

It’s My Penis and I’ll Cry If I Want To


This website will continue to grow as we do. 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).