The CALL FOR ARTISTS for 2019 is OPEN! 

National Black Doll Museum seeks artists to exhibit or perform in select venues along the South Common 6 Park Row on Saturday October 5th, 2019 10-5PM / Rain Date: October 6 ,2019.

We define artist in the broadest possible sense of the word and encourage emerging artists and innovative ideas for community engagement. National Black Doll Museum/ Abolition Day  Committee will match artists with participating locations along pre-defined  route for an  art crawl or artists may propose site-specific work. Possible locations include (but are not limited to) businesses, storefronts, vacant spaces, building exteriors, organizations, and outdoor locations.

NBDM will present performing artists in a variety of spaces and community stages. You will be asked to define your medium, technical needs and length of set. Please note all material must be family friendly.

There is no entry fee and no stipend for performing  artists responding to the Call for Artists. (Performers may pass the hat or put out tip jar.)

Vendors & Community Organizations
 A day to celebrate our diversity applications for Artists, Vendors and community organizations who wish to   participate sell their work and supporting materials are welcome to download an application website

Application deadline for artists to be listed in  Abolition Day Map Guidebook is  Sept.1st.

America’s Abolition Day marked the end of legalized slavery in the states. The United Nations declares Abolition Day to acknowledge the history of slavery and the present modern day human trafficking problem.

On December 18th, 1865.
Following its ratification by the requisite three-quarters of the states earlier in the month, the 13th Amendment is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution, ensuring that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude… shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

Sponsorship Opportunities

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About The Museum

The National Black Doll Museum, presented by the Doll E Daze Project Inc., is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization in Mansfield, Mass. It is the first black doll museum in New England, the second in the country and the only doll museum in the world whose collection chronicles the history of African Americans through the eyes of a doll collector.

About the Mass Cultural Council

The Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year, LCCs award more than $3 million in grants to more than 6,000 cultural programs statewide.