For more than 30 years the African American Master Artists-in-Residence Program (AAMARP), an adjunct of the Department African American Studies at Northeastern University has served to bring a diversity of excellence from Artists of African Heritage to the University Community. AAMARP is a vital link between the local community, national artists, a growing association of international artists, and Northeastern University.

Our focus has, and will continue to be:

  • Bringing to greater Boston the collective skills of these artists through open studios, workshops, seminars, discussions, lectures, exhibitions, and visiting artists
  • To revitalize, motivate, and educate historically deprived communities throughout the United States with the artistic achievement of African Americans and the African Diaspora.
  • To expand knowledge and respect of current and historical contributions to the visual arts from throughout the African Diaspora.
  • To provide educational opportunities and experiences within and beyond the Northeastern Community

AAMARP will continue to be a visual arts resource and ambassador of goodwill to the local, national, and international communities from Northeastern University’s African American Studies Department.


AAMARP Vision Statement

As the African American Master Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP) continues to move into the 21st century, we will continue to pursue our primary mission while expanding into new endeavors. These activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Slide and digital archive resource of regional, national, and international artists from the African Diaspora
  • Visiting artists residencies
  • Emerging artists mentoring
  • Expanded galleries and exhibitions schedule
  • New media workshops and labs
  • General colloquiums
  • Critique format colloquium