Organized by: India Hunter
EVENT DATE Sep 17, 2016
AfroArt is a cultural festival during the academic year (tentative September 2016) initiated by Carnegie Mellon students to highlight contributions to Pittsburgh’s rising art scene from people with roots from the African diaspora. It will serve as a venue for the exhibition of student work, alongside those of local artists from the greater Pittsburgh area. We aim to promote the contributions of black professionals, support regional small-scale businesses, and provide invaluable opportunities for students to apply their skills outside of the college environment. Our target audience is people who seek to uplift black and African culture. Vision: - 1000 person attendance - preferably diverse and inclusive of all cultures. - 8 hours of performance art including music and dance, running concurrently with visual art exhibitions. - Educational promotional campaign leading up to the event. - Food Vendors that are representative of Black Cultures. (Soul food, Caribbean, etcetera) - Tabling from organizations that support the black community or would like to reach out to the black community. - Speakers framing the cultural importance of recognizing black culture - An opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students (especially artists) to network with artistic professionals. We are looking to raise money to support our efforts in providing all the necessities for a successful festival. This includes-but is not limited to- venue, tables, and shelter rental, as well as funds for contests hosted by the our committee to help support local artists and businesses. We believe that hosting a festival of this capacity will not only provide necessary representation for the black community in Pittsburgh, but also serve as a cultural link in Pittsburgh as a whole. Any donation is accepted and appreciated!