The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists

20 June 2024

The Illuminations Grant

The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists is an annual grant that supports visual artists who are self-identified Black trans women. The 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. Qualified artists must be self-identified Black trans women working in visual art and based in the United States. Now in its 5th year, the Illuminations Grant was developed and named in partnership with Mariette Pathy Allen, Aaryn Lang, and Serena Jara. Winning artists and finalists will receive additional professional development resources and further guidance to bolster their creative development in the field.

“The Illuminations Grant not only highlights the lacking representation of Black trans women in the visual arts,” says Lang, “but also seeks to confront the systemic barriers that deny them artistic opportunities and a sustainable craft. By supporting this grant, Mariette Pathy Allen challenges herself and the art industry to see Black trans women as more than mere subjects, while forging a new pathway for visual artists within this community to thrive.”

sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work.

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  • The Illuminations Grant
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Application deadline: 06/20/2024
  • Funding period: One year
  • Trans
  • Northern America
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