THE BLACK ARTISTS FUND was started by Sacramento black creatives to address inequity in arts funding. Through micro and small grant-giving we are attempting to close the gap that black artists face in beginning and sustaining their art careers.
WITH funding, black ARTISTS can EXPOUND ON THEIR creative PRACTICE WITH NEW IDEAS, LARGEr SCALE works, innovative experimentation, community PROJECTS, AND overall, an increased CAPACITY TO PRODUCe CULTURALLY RELEVANT WORK.
donations ARE collected FROM PATRONS of the arts, ORGANIZATIONS, PHILANTHROPISTS, COLLECTORS, and anyone else THAT UNDERSTANDs THE VALUE IN ESTABLISHING and SUSTAINing an ENVIRONMENT FOR BLACK CREATIVE PRODUCTION.
fine, applied, and creative artists using all mediums are encouraged to apply.
Black Artists Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of dba arts.