chromatic black: Disrupting the Master Narrative – Aug 27

Posted by Ida B. Wells Fund on August 16, 2022

chromatic black invites applications for the Ida B. Wells Fund

chromatic black™ is a collective of artist-activists across a spectrum of creative disciplines disrupting the master narrative with good storytelling.

To that end, the collective invites applications for the Ida B. Wells Fund: Disrupting the Master Narrative, which honors the legacy of a trailblazing American investigative journalist who not only chronicled the horrific violence of lynching against African Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries but debunked the narratives that fueled the violence. The fund supports unique storytellers with fresh perspectives, multifaceted characters, and unpredictable arcs and partners with artist-activists across a spectrum of creative disciplines.

The fund will support aspiring Black artists by investing in projects that critique dominant social and historical narratives and embody artistic attributes: commitment, communal meaning, disruption, cultural integrity, emotional experience, risk-taking, coherence, openness, stickiness, and resourcefulness. Award recipients will be chosen by an interdisciplinary panel composed of expert curators, filmmakers, producers, other arts professionals, scholars, and winners from last year in a thorough, multi-step review process.

In 2022, grants will be awarded in the following categories:

The Short Film Fund: Grants of $15,000 each will be awarded to support five filmmakers with producing a short film running between nine and 18 minutes. The deadline for submission is August 27, 2022.

The Visual Art Fund: Grants of $2,000 each will be awarded to six visual artists. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2022.

The Creative Placemaking Fund: Grants of $25,000 will be awarded to support four creative placemakers. Creative placemaking applications open on October 1, 2022, and the submission deadline will be decided later.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the chromatic black™ website.

Deadline: August 27, 2022 and September 1, 2022 (multiple, varied)

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