• Wed. Oct 20th, 2021

Taft Art Museum seeks candidates for Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program

By Sarah Ditlinger

Taft Museum of Art

To honor the relationship between Black painter Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872) and Cincinnati art patron Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863), the Taft Museum of Art’s Robert S. Duncanson Society annually recognizes the achievements of a contemporary Black artist through the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program.

The ideal candidate for 2022 will be a writer in specialist areas such as non-fiction, fiction, and children’s literature. The purpose of the residency is to promote and develop a deepening awareness of Black art and artists and to inspire future generations.

The Duncanson Artist-in-Residence will be actively engaging the Cincinnati community for two weeks in April. The ideal candidate will not only be an outstanding artist, but also a dynamic educator who is comfortable working with a variety of audiences including students ranging from grades K-12, families, and adults. Throughout the Residency, the artist will share their art by leading a variety of public programs including lectures, workshops, readings, school visits, and other signature events.

DEADLINE: All materials must be received by end of day on Friday, October 1.