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Black Lives Matter (BLM) Artist Grant Program

Grants to Oregon Artists for the Creation
of Artwork Thematically Related to Social Justice

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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University of Oregon (UO) - Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) and Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Deadline Date:

09/30/20

Description:

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Grants to Oregon individual artists in eligible locations for the creation of artwork thematically related to social justice. Funding may be used for pieces of art in a wide variety of mediums and disciplines. There will be virtual and gallery exhibitions at participating Oregon museums for selected pieces of art. Artists residing throughout the state of Oregon (excluding Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, and Washington Counties) are encouraged to submit proposals.

The UO Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program will distribute grants to artists across the state of Oregon who will be asked to use their voices, experiences, and artistic expression to reflect on social justice efforts in response to systemic racism.

Artists residing throughout the state of Oregon are encouraged to submit proposals for new work or projects, or recently created work directly responding to: the current Black Lives Matter movement; marginalized communities; experiences with systemic racism and inequality; and artists whose work thematically connects to these experiences.

Contemporary artists that work in the following mediums are encouraged to apply: Work that is primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, and film making. These works may also incorporate aspects of performing arts, conceptual art, and textile arts and design.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191789

Number of Grants:

The UO Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program will distribute grants to 20 artists across the state of Oregon.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: Artists residing throughout the state of Oregon (excluding Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, and Washington Counties) are encouraged to submit proposals.

Pre-Application Information:

Interested artists should submit their applications no later than September 30, 2020. Grantees will be notified by October 31. Selected works will be exhibited online at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in fall 2020 leading to a gallery exhibition in winter 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://jordanschnitzermuseumofart.submittable.com/signup?returnUrl=%2fsubmit%2f170350%2funiversity-of-oregon-black-lives-matter-artist-grant-program

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Arts
University of Oregon
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR 97403

541-346-3027

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USA: Oregon: Statewide, excluding Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, and Washington Counties

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