Visitors at CAMHLAB at POST Houston, 2023. Photo by Troy Ezequiel.

CAMHLAB at Freedmen's Town

HFTC x CAMH are pleased to announce The Black Man Project, Nia’s Daughters, Ann ‘Sole Sister’ Johnson, and Billion Tekleab as the 2023 CAMHLAB Freedmen’s Town artists-in-residence. For this context-specific iteration of the residency program, the artists and collectives were selected for projects that highlight, honor, and animate the critical histories and stories of Freedmen’s Town, a neighborhood established in 1865 by over 1,000 formerly enslaved people that is now recognized as Houston’s first Heritage District.

In line with HFTC and CAMH’s goals, CAMHLAB at Freedmen’s Town aims to generate research, contextualize, and connect artists and the general public to the stories of Freedmen’s Town through month-long residencies. Each residency will culminate in a public presentation of a project within Freedmen’s Town.

Artists-in-residence will be provided a dedicated work space and will be supported by the HFTC x CAMH and a Freedmen’s Town Research Fellow to realize their projects and make connections throughout the neighborhood. Throughout each residency, the artists will also work alongside historians, archivists, and urban planners to create activations that contribute to robust discussions around local issues of social justice, equity, land, and art.

CAMHLAB Artists-in-Residence