The Black School: Mission

Based on our commitment to community building and our core principles of Black love, wellness, and self determination, The Black School’s mission is to promote and extend the legacy of art in Black radical histories by providing innovative education alternatives centered in Black love. Through youth art workshops, community wide events/programing, and our student staffed art and design studio, we use art to transform social realities while celebrating Black people's history and the beauty and ingenuity of our ever evolving culture.

About The Black School

The Black School (TBS) is an experimental art school teaching Black/PoC students and allies to become agents of change through art workshops on radical Black politics and public projects that address local community needs. Founded in 2015 by Joseph Cuillier III and Shani Peters, TBS has facilitated over 50 workshops and hosted three annual Black Love Festivals in Brooklyn, Harlem, and Houston, TX to date. We are socially engaged artists, designers, and educators, and members of the global African Diaspora working at the intersections of K-12/university teaching, art, design, and activism.


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