To fund a 24-month residential fellowship. The fellow surveys Black visual art and art-related archival collections at Black Metropolis Research Consortium member institutions in Chicago and develops digital resources and workshops to highlight and promote the use of those collections.
To support research-and-development activities for Call-and-Response: Dreaming of a Future, an exhibition and publication project developed as part of Threewalls’s twentieth anniversary. The initiative explores community visions for the future and the institution’s place within the history of Black visual-art spaces and collectives in Chicago and other cities. The project is presented as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.
National Museum of Mexican Art
To support The Legacy of Carlos Cortéz, an exhibition examining the legacy of the Chicago-based artist, with emphasis on his influence on the political art tradition in Chicago and beyond. The project is presented as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.
Sharjah Art Foundation
To support the participation of U.S.–based artists in the 2023 edition of the March Meeting of the Sharjah Biennial (UAE). Entitled Thinking Historically in the Present, the convening explores the multiplicity of interpretations of time and place that exist outside of Euro-American-centric perspectives. The March Meeting’s video-recorded sessions and papers are accessible online for free on the organization’s website.
To fund Latinx Art Histories and Futures, a project to develop new content exploring Latinx art and art histories, to be published to the Smarthistory website for use by high school and college students as well as lifelong learners.
The Laundromat Project
To support a public convening and a convening of more than two hundred artist alumni of The Laundromat Project’s Create Change program so that values, best practices, and challenges can be shared in the development of collaborative community art projects. The alumni convening comprises panel discussions, artist-led learning sessions, artmaking workshops, and performances.
To support three-day critical writing workshops for thirty emerging art writers in Atlanta and Dallas focusing, respectively, on Black and Latinx perspectives. The workshops address arts writing and reporting and offer the possibility to publish texts in Contemporary And (C&); they provide concrete tools to participants and engage with questions linked to local contexts. They are followed by a six-month mentoring program connecting eight mentee participants with local and international art writers with the aim of to expanding professional networks and providing opportunities for knowledge– and experience–sharing from various local and global perspectives.
University of Pennsylvania
To support “Contested Bodies: Black Women in Art and Culture,” a convening series planned by the Contested Bodies Collaborative, an intergenerational gathering of Black women artists and art historians. The series will explore the historical construction and ongoing perpetuation of various stereotypes and tropes of Black women and Black femme-identified people in American art and culture.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
To support “Museums Moving Forward: Equity and Accountability in Museum Workplaces,” a multi-convening program examining ways to make art museums more equitable. The convenings serve to disseminate field-wide data studies with new quantitative and qualitative research addressing key topics such as gender and racial wage gaps, promotion and retention rates, psychological safety, and a sense of belonging at work. The project results in a publicly available report with aggregate data analyses and concrete recommendations for change.
New Bedford Whaling Museum
To support “The Wider World and Scrimshaw,” a public symposium and scholars’ day to explore new research on scrimshaw traditions and adjacent global forms of carving from Oceania, the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Northwest, and the Arctic. The program also serves as a research convening for the exhibition The Wider World and Scrimshaw.