October 31, 2020
The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is proud to announce a grant for BIPOC sculptors living and working in the United States. Up to three mid-career sculptors who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a person of color will be awarded up to $2,000 to help them advance their practice.
Sculpture is an expensive craft. VISION 2020 has been created to support BIPOC artists in their creative endeavors and promote their expression that may have been previously unachievable without financial support. You can contribute to this fund here.
The grant will be juried by our esteemed panel of curators and arts professionals: Dr. Kimberli Gant (the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art), Miranda Kyle (Arts & Culture Program Manager for the Atlanta BeltLine), and Nandini Makrandi Jestice (the Chief Curator at Hunter Museum of American Art).
Awards will be granted based upon the applicant's portfolio. While applicants are not required to submit information on how they might use the funds, MSA expects the recipients to dedicate the funds towards expanding their ability to create new work. Funds may not be used to support academic research or study toward an academic or professional degree. There is neither a fee nor membership requirement for application for the fellowship. However, MSA encourages all applicants to become members. You can find more information about membership at www.midsouthsculpture.org
Applications are due by 11:59PM EDT on October 31, 2020. Applicants will be notified by November 15, 2020.
Responsibility of Grantee
MSA requests that the fellows provide documentation of the project or work produced during the fellowship year (one year from receipt of grant funds). Examples include but are not limited to: an exhibition at the subsequent MSA conference or another institution during the fellowship period, a virtual or live presentation‚ documentation of the creation of a public work, or other proposed form of documentation defined by the fellow. Additionally, the Fellows will be featured at the 2021 MSA Conference at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
In order to apply for this grant, you will be asked to submit the following here by 11:59PM EDT on October 31, 2020:
10-15 image portfolio of work completed in the past 5 years and accompanying image list
250-500 word artist statement
An up to date resume or CV