Founded in 2016 by Jessica Gaynelle Moss, The Roll Up CLT is an artist residency program for Black contemporary artists practicing across disciplines.
Each year, The Roll Up CLT invites an artist to stay for a duration that is agreed upon by both parties. Artists are provided with free housing, space to produce and exhibit work, an unrestricted honorarium, transportation stipend, food and meal stipend, and material budget. While in residence, artists are supported with opportunities to develop programming in partnership with other organizations and are encouraged to collaborate with local artists and neighbors.
An extension of the residency is a Fellowship program and Internship component that support two emergent artists/arts administrators with compensation, mentorship, professional credentials and the practical experience necessary to establish a career in the arts.
The Roll Up CLT is committed to collaborating with Black artists through every step of our process. Our Advisory Board consists of all Black women including, arts nonprofit CrownKeepers' Director Davita Galloway, The North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and The L’Louise Arts Foundation Founder La Keisha Leek.
You can support this project by donating H E R E .
The 2018-2019 Roll Up resident artist was award-winning international photographer, physician and educator Zun Lee. Zun was supported by 2018 Roll Up Fellowship recipient Carey J. King Jr.
The 2019-2020 Roll Up resident was visual artist, educator and freedom fighter $HAN Wallace from East Baltimore, MD. $HAN was supported by 2019 Roll Up Fellowship recipient Terry Suave.
The 2020-2021 Roll Up residents were literary artists Ashley Nickens and Kia O. Moore from Charlotte, NC.
Our 2022-2023 Roll Up resident is multi-disciplinary artist and community organizer Seitu Jones from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seitu will be supported by Roll Up Fellowship recipient Jordan Robinson.