ARTogether's Mini-Grants for Artists
Are you an artist of refuge or immigrant origin? Or have you ever wanted to do a meaningful project as an artist for people in this situation? There is a non-profit organization set up to answer this question.
ARTogether’s monthly Mini-Grants for Bay Area refugee and immigrant artists awards $500 for artists for work on an ongoing art project. Grant funds may be used for artist supplies, equipment, costumes or to pay for editing or other professional work.
ARTogether is based in the Bay Area, the occupied, ancestral lands of the Ohlone people, who have stewarded and honored this landthroughout generations and are still here. We acknowledge the ongoing legacies of violence against indigenous communities and people of color in this country that provide a context for our work.
The above is a capture of the main content of the site. An organization called Art Together is particularly noteworthy, finding refugees from Afghanistan and providing them with much-needed art based services.
ARTogether’s Afghan Community Wellness Program is a creative new approach to supporting newly-arrived Afghan refugees and parolees in our community. Combining welcoming spaces for connection with wraparound occupational therapy support and art-based activities, the Afghan Community Wellness Program works to provide community connection, essential support, and wellness resources to Afghan communities throughout the East Bay.
If you are interested in this organization or are interested in many social issues, such as refugee issues and immigrant fusion issues, you may want to consider the mini-grants provided here. Below is the grant application form.
As you can see from the above form, you should introduce the project needed to help the socially underprivileged, such as an immigrant or refugee artist in need, and write in detail the need for this project, the effectiveness of the funding, and whether additional funds are needed in the future.
Myungja Anna Koh