Funding

Black Artists Grant – Creative Debuts

The Black Artists Grant is £2,000 given out monthly to black artists in the UK, with each artist selected receiving £500 each.

Being offered by Creative Debuts  the Black Artists Grant (BAG) is no-strings attached financial support to help the selected artists in whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses. This is specifically for Black artists; not politically black, not POC or BAME. This grant has been set up because black artists are systematically under-supported by the art world; by institutions, curators, the artist-led scene, major and minor funding bodies, the market, art schools, and by audiences too. Creative Debuts recognise that a full institutional overhaul and dismantling of racist structures is required to transform the industry permanently, but they hope in a small way that this grant will help enable recipients to continue their artistic practice when the odds are so stacked against them.

Recipients will be chosen monthly, and every few months this selector will change. The current selectors are Halcyon. They will do research to find artists who could benefit from the money, but if you would like to flag your work to them and put yourself forward, please send an email to bag(at)halcyonmaguk.com.

There is no deadline as this is a monthly rolling grant, no age limit, and the grant does not expect any outcomes or reporting. This is just the beginning of an ongoing project of support funded by Creative Debuts who are a platform for emerging artists. Halcyon is a platform for the diverse voices of Muslim women which aims to uplift and showcase Muslim women’s work and stories.

To find out more about this opportunity visit Creative Debuts.

If you would like to become part of this indefinite funding commitment to supporting black creatives in the UK, please contact calum(at)creativedebuts.co.uk.

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