In a neighborhood where the cultural landscape is beginning to shift, more and more artists are in need of a space to cultivate new projects and strengthen relationships in their community. In this initiative, we hope to anchor the artistic richness and Black cultural communities of the Bayview.

Museum of the African Diaspora aims to support artists and encourage the growth of visual arts in the Bayview through a new initiative, MoAD A-i-R (Artists-in-Residence). This residency, beginning mid-March of 2018, caters to emerging and established artists that exhibit a strong relationship to the Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhood and are in need of space to continue their practice. In addition to being utilized as a studio space, MoAD will host public programming that is free and open to the public each Sunday afternoon starting in May 2018.


This project is made possible in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission.