BAY AREA BLACK ARTIST STUDIO FELLOWSHIP
Launched in September 2020, the Bay Area Black Artist Studio Fellowship (BABASF) provides free studio workspace and a monetary stipend to an emerging artist in exchange for being an integral part of Root Division’s Studios Program. In large part, the commitment involves a service project that aligns and enhances Root Division’s mission to empower artists, foster community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts.
Service projects are based in one or more of Root Division’s key programs—Youth Education, Adult Education, and/or Exhibitions & Events. Our hope is to provide a mutually beneficial exchange in which Root Division provides the artist with space, resources, and our network, while the artist shares their creativity, experience, and service with the community through the organization.
Jamil Nasim is our current BABASF (2022-2023). To learn more about Jamil and to view his work, visit his Root Division Studio Artist page here.
Other Fellowship Programs
BLAU-GOLD STUDIO TEACHING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
Supporting emerging, artist educators
LATINX TEACHING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
Fostering creativity in recently emigrated youth
FILIPINX TEACHING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
Bridging the gap between arts education and community