“The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.”

- Toni Cade Bambara

We are introducing our Black History Month Art Competition with the mindset that art is an integral part of the movement. All mediums of visual art are welcome — we want to see what inspires you as an artist. In addition to monetary prizes, all submissions will have the potential of being be amplified through our social channels. Submissions can be made through the form below.

Art is the vehicle for storytelling that can’t be captured with words alone — it packs meaning into symbols and themes to be delivered to an audience. Across all mediums, Black artists’ work is an act of protest because the systemic genocide waged against the Black community aims to break them into submission and erase them from the narrative. Every artistic imprint that is made disrupts the narrative that paints them as enemies of the state and is integral in the fight for human rights. To creating and to fighting for freedom!

*please note this particular contest is for Black identifying visual artists

Claim Our Space NOW's mission is to reclaim and uplift the Black and brown voices of those who have been pushed to the wayside. We want to see how you claim your space. Contact us at admin@claimourspacenow.org to be showcased.

by cozcon:

Anthony/ “cozcon” (they/them): Cozcon is a queer Black artist creating pieces that aim to expand the visual language of pop culture by adding to it images of contemporary black life using elements of high fashion, childhood cartoons and queer iconography. To support Cozcon, visit etsy.com/shop/cozcon and follow on instagram @cozcon 🌼⁣

by Jade:

Jade Lilly. Florida native also known as @ShootMeJade, is the queen of bold subtleties and breathing the nuance of the black experience into her work. There is no limit to her creative direction as she moves as quickly as her camera’s shutter when capturing her Goddesses, Kings, and royals in between. Jade’s eye knows how to amplify the epitome of Black royals claiming space! Check out her Instagram page to see even more of her beautiful work.