Amistad Center’s Annual Fund Campaign


The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is seeking donations to support our mission to celebrate the art and culture influenced by people of African descent, through education, scholarship and social experiences. 


We are now in the midst of major societal changes in our nation and achieving racial equity will be one of the most important issues that we all will tackle in the coming decade. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is poised to play a major role in this change.

Your contribution will support these important initiatives:

  • Presenting ART & EQUITY workshops using African American artifacts and art objects from our nearly 7,000piece collection as a backdrop. Meaningful conversations between participants, skilled presenters and Amistad Center staff will guide participants through an understanding of history, questioning of personal biases and building empathy and respect for others.  Workshops will be made available to corporate professionals, business leaders, educators and other interested groups. Donors at select levels may have their employees or colleagues participate in workshops.

  • Producing a series of 15-30 minute interactive educational videos on race and equity that can be used by businesses and schools to educate their employees, faculty and students.

  • Supporting the Amistad Visiting Scholars Series with prominent national figures discussing current issues, literature, art, culture and history. These events will be open to the public.

  • Completing the digitization of our collection of 7,000 pieces of African American art, books, memorabilia and artifacts along with research materials in The John H. Motley Study Center.

  • Increasing our current staff in order to support community programming and outreach experiences.


When checking-out, utilize the “Write a note” option to indicate your support for the Annual Campaign. Thank you in advance for supporting the work of The Amistad Center!