The mission of Color Me Africa Fine Arts is to Educate, Empower, and inspire African artists by providing the platform and exposure for them to exhibit their artwork Internationally.
To ensure equal placement of African Artist in the Contemporary Art Market.
A bridge between Africa and its communities through art and culture
Color Me Africa Fine Arts is centered on creating an awareness of South African and African visual artists in the United States and Canada. It aims to create an understanding of the continent through art exhibitions and collaborative engagement with arts organizations globally and serves as a coming together, a bridge between communities through art and culture. As a touring platform CMAFA provides exposure for artists and audiences to diverse African cultures across the continent and globally.
We are committed to bringing African visual artists a platform based on equality and which addresses the challenges that exist as a result of apartheid and colonization across Africa. Having a base in Chicago and soon launching in South Africa, the organization aims to level the playing field for contemporary visual artists on the African continent, with a specific focus on previously & currently marginalized communities who are still largely excluded from access to the arts. Through its programs CMAFA intends to shift the position on African art and center it within the continent, providing better development, resources and access to art and artists. It will provide training and professional development, preparing artists for international markets, PR and marketing, local and international exhibition opportunities. As a majority woman owned and run organization, CMAFA sees it as our role to bring transformation and representation of a rich and diverse art and cultural continent.
Support, develop and nurture South African contemporary visual artists, with specific focus on previously and currently marginalized communities
Create and serve as an incubation hub for artists in South Africa, Africa and abroad.
Exhibit the works of contemporary South African & African visual artists locally and globally
Support and nurture the narratives told through art through authentic African voices.
Develop and broaden networks and audiences for African contemporary art practice globally.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
Equal Opportunity Employer
Date adopted: February 25, 2015
Color Me Africa Fine Arts does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Color Me Africa Fine Arts is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.