The Black On Black Project

Equity over Equality™

JO ANN WILLIAMS artist fellowship

  Jo Ann Williams, 1985.

Jo Ann Williams, 1985.

The Jo Ann Williams Artist Fellowship is in honor of the late Jo Ann Williams, an educator who had an incredible passion for education and worked in the North Carolina public school system for 30 years.

Williams touched the lives and changed the world for so many friends and strangers alike. She focused on underserved youth and their families, and she stood strong in her belief that every child, regardless of their background or abilities, deserved a fair opportunity to learn.

This fellowship encompasses her passion for education and equity, and is built on those tenets.

The fellowship provides studio space and other resources to emerging artists. Recipients work with the Black On Black Project to create a solo exhibition of the body of work created during the fellowship.

2017/18 Fellows

- Dare Coulter
- Lamar Whidbee

Applications open for the 2018/19 fellowship on July 1, 2018.