The Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art

Investing In artists’ growth

 
 

We help emerging artists grow, transcend, and create new opportunities.

The Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art is rethinking art, from inaccessible aesthetics to real world vocational opportunities for the black community of the south shore of Chicago.

 
 
 
Carla Stillwell - Executive Director

Carla Stillwell - Executive Director

2019 Fellows and Mentors (top r to l) Joel Hall - Mentor, Andrea L Wukitsch - Fellow, Nik Whitcomb - Fellow, Shawn Wallace - Mentor

2019 Fellows and Mentors (top r to l) Joel Hall - Mentor, Andrea L Wukitsch - Fellow, Nik Whitcomb - Fellow, Shawn Wallace - Mentor

 

Our mission

is to recruit, develop, and support contemporary Black artists and teach art making in the Black community as a healing practice, a vehicle for social change, and a viable career opportunity.

 
 
 
 

The Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art is in its infancy. With the kind support of The Field Foundation, The JTDC Foundation, The Experimental Station Chicago and Neoteric Design we have been given the opportunity to build an institution that will:

  • Provide resources and support for emerging Black artists in Chicago

  • Teach art making across genres to new Black artists

  • Teach trauma informed art practices in and around the South Shore Community

  • Introduce art making as a vocation

This website will continue to grow as we do. Please keep coming back to see what we are doing next!