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Applications Open for 2022 Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Residency

in Press Releases March 17, 2022 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and with support from community leaders, has opened applications for the 2022 Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Residency.

Designed to honor Columbus artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, the residency is nationally focused and provides an African American professional visual artist residing in the United States the opportunity to live and work in Robinson’s restored Shepard community home, and to devote dedicated time to creating art within Robinson’s home studio.

In 2022, the 90-day residency is scheduled for Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 and will include a $15,000 unrestricted award; lodging and studio access is provided free as part of the residency. Community outreach activities are required and the artist will have the opportunity for a public presentation and/or exhibition.

The residency was launched in 2020 alongside a fellowship focused on African American professional visual artists residing in Franklin County. In 2020, Memphis, Tennessee-based artist Johnathan Payne was selected as the inaugural resident.

The application deadline for the residency is Apr. 29 at 5 p.m.; the chosen applicant will be notified in early May.

For complete guidelines and applications, please visit

Mission of the Columbus Museum of Art: To create great experiences with great art for everyone.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.

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