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Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) in partnership with The Hambidge Center, announces the launch of its 2022 Diasporic curatorial cohort program. Spearheaded by DVCAI President | Curator, Rosie Gordon-Wallace with generous support from partner Hambidge Deputy Director, Ife Williams, the project, entitled From The Outside-In Curator Cohort| DVCAI at Hambidge, will take place from November 7 – November 12, 2022, at Hambidge Center for the Arts in Rabun Gap, Georgia, U.S., where DVCAI is the new Artist-in-Residence Partner and a SouthArts Southern Cultural Treasure 2022.

DVCAI at Hambidge aims to redefine the ways we curate, offering new perspectives on global art histories beyond the Western European and North American canon. The project invites ten early and mid-career curators who are based in Belize, Montreal, Miami, Tallahassee, Seattle, Suriname, London, and Guadeloupe to convene and to document peer-to-peer exchange around artistic curatorial ideas by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color & Queer) curators. DVCAI at Hambidge focuses on wellness and professional development for these curators. It works to build a consensus for future projects that are developed through a transnational lens and incorporates the contemporary artworks of recommended Diasporan artists.

Rosie Gordon-Wallace along with Diasporic scholar, Alix Pierre, Ph.D. welcome the participation of Grace Ali, Eunice Bee, Esq., Amanda Bradley, Luisa Múnera, Lise Ragbir, Jenni Lewin Turner, Miguel Keerveld, Ilona Smiling, Berette Macauley, and Marie Vickles.

DVCAI at Hambidge is organized by Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator in support of its curator Rosie Gordon-Wallace, with partner Hambidge Center, is made possible by project funding from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation grant program, Curators on the Cusp. The project is further enhanced by DVCAI’s participation with the SouthArts and Ford Foundation’s Southern Cultural Treasures Cohort and by Alternate Roots, organizations that are committed to improving opportunities for artists, curators, and arts organizations in the American South. Sponsorship of individual curators is provided by YoungArts and Oolite Arts. 

DVCAI programs are made possible with support from The Mellon Foundation, South Arts, The Ford Foundation, The Alice L. Walton Foundation, The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Performance Network (NPN) and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners.