Portrait of Akiem Scott

Akiem Scott

2020 Mid-Career Project Grantee | $10,000

Black Fathers for Futures Imagined

Hip Hop path forgers DJ Kool Akiem and DJ Digie will collaborate on the Black Fathers for Futures Imagined project, a multi-disciplinary performance and photography exhibit around themes of black fatherhood, black artistry, and legacy.

Scott is an educator, DJ, teaching artist, composer, producer, and theater sound designer. He has released several critically acclaimed albums, and has toured internationally, notably with Rhymesayers and MF Doom. Instead of speaking loudly, he adds extra bass to his work.

The McKnight Foundation generously enables Forecast to provide Professional Development Grants for mid-career artists seeking to expand their work in the field of public art. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.