The Sustainability Institute Artist-in-Residence program invites artists, curators and art lovers, to partner with the Institute to create a campus-wide collaborative art learning experience, through an “Art of Sustainability” program.

The “Art of Sustainability” initiative recognizes and celebrates the interdisciplinary nature of achieving community and environmental health through artistic expression. Each year, the initiative brings the campus community together to learn about and engage in special experiences that bridge art, science and humanities.

The Artist-in-Residence has the creative freedom to develop a project or program based on their art interests that enables students, regardless of their academic discipline, to learn about principles of environmental and human sustainability using the arts as a medium. There is no standard for an “Art of Sustainability” program and it can range from a campus wide art competition, to a public exhibition, an immersive excursion or experience. In general, an artist's contribution during the residency is to support cultural and artistic exchange, nurture appreciation, experimentation and new ideas, and support research and the development of creative work.

Check out this year's Art of Sustainability project.

Kabuya Bowens-Saffo :: 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence

kabuya webSustainability Institute welcomes the first Artist in Residence, Kabuya Pamela Bowens-Saffo. A native of Miami Florida, Bowens-Saffo performs creative research in printmaking, graphics and mixed media recycled materials and explores probing aspects of everyday social and political human relations, highlighting important references to acknowledge a progressive history of African Americans.

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Courtnay Micots :: 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence

courtnaymicotsProfessor Courtnay Micots is an Assistant Professor of Art History at FAMU and the Sustainability Institute Artist-in-Residence for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr Micots has traveled to Africa seven times, researching art in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Republic of Benin, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Her work focuses on cultural appropriations and resistance art in African colonial architecture in Ghana and carnivalesque performances in southern Ghana and Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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Sustainability @ FAMU

Sustainability at Florida A&M University is about the teaching, research and application of environmental and resource stewardship so people and planet prosper. The Sustainability Institute serves as the hub of all sustainability-related efforts at the university, bringing students, staff, faculty and the community together around creative collaborations.

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