Nafasi Artist Residency Program and Application Release Info Session

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Online Event Via Zoom

The Hill CDC is pleased to announce that Zephaniah Properties, LLC is awaiting the final stages of permitting before the Hill CDC is able to take occupancy of the space! We are ready to share the Nafasi Artist Residency program with you and start receiving applications for tenants. Next week, we are hosting an information session that will:

  • Review the goals of Nafasi and present the residency program
  • Give a preview of the units and other spaces in the building
  • Review and release the application


REGISTER HEREA link to the Zoom will be provided with your completed registration.


The Nafasi residency is a 2-year residency program designed to help six (6) artists transition into a sustainable artistic or creative practice by supporting them with mentorship, studio practice, business development and management, and, of course, community engagement throughout the length of the residency.

Nafasi’s mission is to support Black arts and culture by creating the space and opportunities for Hill District artists and creatives to learn and flourish in an affordable environment. This program focuses on inspiring participants to embrace new challenges in understanding and presenting their work while connecting to a quickly evolving and supportive community. Artists will have opportunities to generate revenue as we exhibit some of their work or showcase their talent through events held in the Nafasi Gallery, which is located on the first floor of Nafasi on Centre.

Additionally, each artist will attend professional development sessions to introduce the necessary skills to make a successful transition. These workshops will include partnering with guest speakers and industry leaders who will give best practices on essential entrepreneurship skills for artists and creatives, including Branding & Marketing, Business Finances and Sales, Online and Social Media Visibility, Grant writing, Public Art Projects and More!

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If you are an interested artist or know someone who is we look forward to seeing you next week!