Foundation / Corporation
National Performance Network (NPN)
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Grants of $25,000 to Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi artists and culture bearers of color to promote social change. Funding is intended to advance racial and cultural justice in the arts, develop the power of artists, and work towards systemic change in philanthropy and arts.
NPN’s Southern Artists for Social Change envisions a world in which people of color living, working, and organizing for community change in the South have the power, resources, and opportunities to thrive. Southern Artists for Social Change is part of the Surdna Foundation’s “Radical Imagination for Racial Justice” initiative, supporting civic practice projects that bring artists of color into collaboration and co-design with community partners and local residents of color around a community-defined vision.
Southern Artists for Social Change is a project specific grant. Funds can be used to support a project's programming, to pay community partners and other collaborators, as well as for program supplies, events and documentation. The project’s values must be reflected in how resources are shared. NPN requires that at least 15% of the grant go toward the lead artist(s)’ general wellbeing, in addition to artist fees for work. “Wellbeing” is essentially “general operating” support for the lead artist(s) (for example, health insurance, healing, retirement, childcare, etc.).
A select set of grantees may have the opportunity for a Participatory Action Research (PAR) component (see Definitions section at the URL for Full Text link below) that focuses on a grantee project, in collaboration with the Highlander Research and Education Center.
A culture bearer is a member of a community who practices that community’s artistic or creative expressions. Knowledge of these arts or skills is most often passed from person to person within the cultural group, and the art itself expresses the community’s values or aesthetics.
For eligible disciplines, see https://npnweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-SA4SC-LOI-Guidelines.pdf#page=4.
GrantWatch ID#: 197042
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