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Open Call

Submissions for CAMHLAB at Freedmen’s Town

January 25, 2023 - February 25, 2023


HFTC x CAMH is seeking artists-in-residence for the 2023 iteration of CAMHLAB at 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.

For this context-specific iteration of CAMHLAB at Freedmen’s Town, artists will be selected for projects that highlight, honor, and animate the critical histories and stories of Freedmen’s Town in collaboration with Houston Freedmen’s Town Conservancy (HFTC). The residencies will commence in April 2023, and proceed on a monthly basis throughout the project. If selected, each resident is required to attend a Freedmen’s Town History Tour led by HFTC x CAMH Engagement Manager.

This opportunity is open to Black Houston-area artists. Applicants must be ages 18+.

Applicants should submit innovative project proposals that center regeneration and healing for Freedmen’s Town legacy residents living in the community.

Further details on studio spaces and location logistics are coming soon. Please check back on this page later, or sign up for the CAMHLAB at Freedmen’s Town FAQ Call taking place on Wednesday, February 1 at 12PM.

The deadline to submit all applications is Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 11:59PM CST. Late applications will not be accepted. Selected artists will be contacted from March 6–10, 2023.

For any inquiries about CAMHLAB at Freedmen’s Town, please contact YET Torres, CAMHLAB Manager, or Mich Stevenson, HFTC x CAMH Project Manager, by Wednesday, February 22, 2023.