Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists in the US
The Queer Art is seeking applications for its Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work.
The Illuminations Grant is made possible entirely through support provided by visual artist Mariette Pathy Allen, whose body of photographic work over the last forty years has been squarely focused on expanding cultural consciousness around gender and transformation. The development of this grant was stewarded by consultant and writer Aaryn Lang, working in collaboration with Mariette Pathy Allen, Serena Jara, and Queer Art.
The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists is a $10,000 grant.
This is a grant for self-identified Black trans women and trans femmes who are early-career working in visual art.
They recognize that language is slippery and evolving and that the terms for self-identification may carry different meanings for different people.
They don’t police how applicants self-identify, so only you can determine your eligibility in this regard.
This is a grant for U.S.-based individuals.
Note: Application fees for all applicants have been waived.
For more information, visit https://www.queer-art.org/illuminations-grant