Soul Center for the Arts is an art gallery dedicated to exhibiting Indigenous contemporary works and life. This center also facilitates workshops to encourage international art programming for emerging Indigenous artists native to the Western hemisphere. For centuries, Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere have been misrepresented in artistic settings. Despite this misrepresentation, the desire to understand unique Indigenous forms of art remain and have continued to grow through the test of time.
The mission of Soul Center for the Arts is: to house exhibitions, information, and documentation of Indigenous forward contemporary art so that the modern anthropology of the Native American can be properly elucidated and illustrated. Soul Center for the Arts provides international art experiences for reselient Indigenous communities through workshops and exhibition
Exhibitions showcase living Indigenous contemporary artists of all ages and only objects created before 1990 are “collected”. The workshops offered through Soul Center for the Arts help Native artists share and learn cultural and contemporary practices beyond their Tribal homelands. The objective of workshops is to unite Native American artists with different cultures, thus promoting intercultural dialogue on a global scale.
Soul Center for the Arts currently occupies space within the Castello D’Albertis in Genoa, Italy to hold exhibitions and workshops dedicated to Indigenous contemporary art and Indigenous artists.
Support for Soul Center for the Arts was provided by the Comune di Genova, Blu Logistics, The Jaques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, The Silicon Valley Community Foundation, The Hancock Family Trust, The Kalliopeia Foundation, and The Endeavor Foundation. Operational support was also provided by U.S. Consular Agency of Genova and the Commune di Genova, and Castello D’Albertis.