Call for Student Art Submissions

The Presidential Initiative on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery is issuing a call for student art submissions to support a virtual walking tour. We encourage submissions that reflect student perspectives and connect to the history of slavery and the African American experience at Harvard. This opportunity is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a Harvard degree program. Submissions will be accepted for the categories listed below.

  • Dance
  • Musical Score
  • Poetry & Spoken Word
  • Visual Art

How to Apply

Submissions are due at 5 PM ET on December 15, 2021. To be fully considered, the applicant must email Alexandria Russell the following:

Program Details

This opportunity is open to all students currently enrolled in a Harvard degree program. In the case of a group submission, all group members must be currently enrolled in a Harvard degree program. 

Selected contributors must be able to physically access the Harvard Radcliffe Institute campus in Cambridge in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 to participate in the design and development of the virtual walking tour.

Each selected submission will be awarded a $1,000 honorarium. In the case of a group, this award will be split equally among all members. 

Final selections will be made by faculty and staff with the Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery and Harvard Radcliffe Institute, led by Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

By making a submission, each contributor affirms that the work is their original work, that they own the copyright in the work, and that they authorize and grant to Harvard Radcliffe Institute a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable right and license to publish, record, photograph, store, display, distribute, transmit, share and adapt the submitted work, digitally and in any other media, for an indefinite period of time. Submissions will not be returned. Harvard does not guarantee that submissions will be displayed.

All questions and inquiries should be directed to Alexandria Russell.