Grant Recipient Details

Location

Roxbury, MA

Artist
Ifé Franklin, Roxbury, MA
Project Title
Ifé Franklin's Indigo Project
Fiscal Year Awarded
2017
Grant or Program
Creative City Boston - Artist Grant
Grant Amount
$10,000
  • February 2017 | Workshops at Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministries, Roxbury
  • June 3, 2017 | Adire Fabric Dying Workshop | 1:00-4:00 PM
    Putnam Chapel of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry | 10 Putnam Street Roxbury, MA 02119
  • June 24, 2017 | Adire Fabric Dying Workshop | 1:00-4:00 PM
    Putnam Chapel of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry | 10 Putnam Street Roxbury, MA 02119

Ifé Franklin's Indigo Project honors the lives and history of formerly enslaved Africans/African-Americans in the American South and the African Diaspora who labored in the harshest conditions to produce materials that generated the wealth of nations. Ifé Franklin's Indigo Project provides historical, artistic, and cultural components that speak to the lives of those that endured plantation existence. The project involves many genres of art-making, including the creation of life-sized structures resembling slave cabins that are produced with community involvement using adire fabric dying techniques from the Yoruba culture of West Africa.

For more information visit: www.ifearts.com