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AARLCC Seeks Artists for "Art and Activism" Social Justice Art Residency
- Five artists will be selected to receive $10,000 stipend -

BROWARD COUNTY, FLBroward County Library’s African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is seeking artists for its first-ever Art and Activism: A Social Justice Art Residency! 

The Art and Activism Residency will use the arts to address and learn from historical issues within our world while simultaneously helping communities find hope and inspiration. Additionally, it will provide a platform to address potentially polarizing topics in a venue like AARLCC, whose mission promotes learning, inclusivity, and diversity.

 Funded by an Art of Community Grant through the Community Foundation of Broward, the residency will create opportunities for emerging local South Florida artists from under-represented backgrounds to use their art to speak to this critical moment within our nation in order to advance social justice and equity. Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: The Robert Elmore Family Fund; Maxine Powers Hofert Fund; Peter J. and Mary C. Barbare Fund; Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund; and Charles and Ruth Taylor Fund.

AARLCC is soliciting applications from artists representing various disciplines within the arts. All mediums will be considered. Five strategic areas of social inequity addressed by the residency are: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Criminal and Health Care Reform, Racial Justice, and Gender and Sexuality Equity. These topics can take a local, national and/or global perspective.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants can apply via the online Art and Activism: A Social Justice Art Residency! form. The deadline to submit an application is 11:59pm July 31, 2021. After a review of qualified applicants, selected candidates will be invited for an interview. Of those granted interviews, five residents will be selected. Art and Activism residents will receive a $10,000 stipend and $2000 for materials and supplies.

For a complete list of requirements, please review the online form. Any additional questions can be directed to Makiba Foster at or 954-357-6176.

About Broward County Libraries
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2020 and 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

DATE: July 1, 2021
Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division