The Soul of Nations Foundation is a for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that aims to uplift Indigenous peoples through various forms of media, innovative strategy, and youth-led initiatives. Our mission is to progress Indigenous and Black communities through the arts, research, and scholarship. We envision a world where all people of color are respected as contemporary societies and have greater access to equal opportunities in the following sectors: social, creative, academic, and economic.


Justin Sterling is an African American artist based in based in New York City. His art utilizes history and politics to subvert, critique, and transform ideas around the human condition in cities, thus exploring how everyday objects shape social behavior. Sterling graduated with an MFA from Parsons School of Design in 2017. Sterling has shown work at the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC), MoMA PS1, San Diego Museum of Art, and Someday Gallery.

Selected works: pdf

Artist site: web

Artist rely on an extensive artist development and mentorship network thus ensuring the formation of dedicated and passionate teams with high level of creative capacity. 

The Soul of Nations Foundation respectfully acknowledges that we currently operate on the ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape, Piscataway, and Anacostan peoples, which have not been ceded. Thank you for your commitment to Indigenous and Black communities. Please, share our organization’s work with those in your network who are just as invested in BIPOC progression as we are. 


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