Wallace Foundation launches $53 million program to focus on arts organizations of color​; issues open call for participants

The Wallace Foundation has announced a five-year, $53 million initiative focusing on arts organizations of color, and is inviting eligible arts organizations to apply. Wallace is also inviting researchers to submit proposals for studies associated with the initiative. The open call to submit applications runs through August 13, 2021. The initiative will focus on: How can and do arts organizations of color, facing strategic challenges, leverage their community orientation to increase their resilience, while sustaining their relevance? There will be two cohorts for the initiative; Wallace currently seeks expressions of interest from eligible arts organizations of color that would like to be considered for the first cohort, which will include organizations with budgets between $500,000 and $5 million. The foundation will select 10 to 12 organizations across the visual and performing arts, literary and media arts, and community-based organizations focused on artistic practice. Each selected organization will receive five years of funding totaling approximately $2 to $3 million to develop and pursue projects; grantees will participate in peer learning and research to advance knowledge in the nonprofit arts field. 

Learn more at www.wallacefoundation.org/ArtsOpenCall.

Applications are due by August 13, 2021.

Banner: Wallace Arts Open Call. Photo: Tina Gutierrez – Shutterstock.com

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