The 2021 Cohort

ARTISTS APPLY THROUGH THIS FORM by 11:59Pm est on MAY 16, 2021


    The 2021 cohort will include 25 creative individuals and focus on supporting historically underrepresented viewpoints and artists whose practices are embedded with the guiding themes of social justice and activism.




    Members of the 2021 cohort will be guided through their residencies by three renowned artists and mentors-in-residence, Hank Willis Thomas/For Freedoms, Tourmaline, and Chella Man, who will occupy studios alongside the cohort, as well as lead a robust program of 24 workshops designed to further residents’ practices and professional development. The overarching goal of the 2021 mentor-in-residence program is to amplify diverse perspectives and foster artistic practices embedded in activism.


    Selection Process

    We assembled a committee of curators, artist mentors, social justice visionaries and activists to review the applicants and select Silver Art's 2021 cohort. Silver Art's selection process focuses on an artist's ability to create within the parameters of a large office building, the artist's overall artistic practice, and the artist's potential to benefit from Silver Art's 2021 mentors-in-residence program.

  • Meet the 2021 Cohort Selection Committee