Artist as Activist

Program Overview
Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists of all disciplines, including visual, performing, media, design, and other creative professions, who address important global challenges through their creative practice. The program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities:

•  Artist as Activist Fellows: APPLY NOW U.S.–based artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work toward a social or political action may receive up to $100,000 over two years, along with a suite of value-added support. Fellows are selected through an open call for proposals. FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS THIS FELLOWSHIP WILL FOCUS ON RACIAL JUSTICE THROUGH THE LENS OF MASS INCARCERATION.

Artist as Activist Organizations: Organizations that have been exemplars in supporting artists who work at the intersection of art and change receive $20,000 in general operating support. NO NEW GRANTS WILL BE MADE IN 2016.

•  Artist as Activist Travel & Research Grants: Similar artists receive up to $10,000 to conduct research, participate in residencies, or other knowledge-building opportunities related to a creative project that works toward a social or political action. NO NEW GRANTS WILL BE MADE IN 2016.

New York City, 1980