The Visiting Artist Residency provides financial support and work space to an artist in the performing, visual, or media arts toward the development and installation of a Baltimore-inspired social practice art project. While in residence, the artist leads a master practitioner workshop, delivers a public presentation, and implements an arts outreach event designed to bridge Johns Hopkins and communities in central and West Baltimore.
Noah Silas, Spring 2021 Fellowship, Theater and Film
Noah Silas is an actor, director, and writer for the stage and screen. Formally trained at the Baltimore School of the Arts, Silas has a broad list of film and theater credits as a leader and collaborator on projects throughout the greater Baltimore arts community.
Project: “Blessed Are The Charmed”
‘Blessed Are The Charmed’ is a documentary-drama that charts the life stories of six Baltimore-based artists to render a story about the evolution of Baltimore’s contemporary Black arts and culture scene.
Adam Stab, Fall 2020 Fellowship, Visual Art
Adam Stab is Baltimore’s longest-active graffiti writer. He has been formative to the culture of Style Writing since 1984. Since the mid-eighties the movement of style writing (or graffiti writing) has become the largest, fastest growing art form on the planet. He attended Baltimore School for the Arts and went on to build a long and diverse career in the visual arts, as a graphic designer, painter, and muralist. He says if he’s known for anything, it’s being part of an era of writers that defined the “Baltimore handstyle.”
Project: “For the Love of the Block, Homage to Baltimore Street Art”
‘For the Love of the Block’ produced a public mural in the heart of West Baltimore that memorializes one of the city’s most important advocates and change makers, the honorable Elijah Cummings. The fellowship also involved the development of an oral history archive of Baltimore Street Artists and Cultures, 1980-2000.