The Black Artists Grant is £2,000 each month which will be split between four different Black creatives in the UK, receiving £500 each.
The BAG is no-strings attached financial support to help the selected creatives 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would be helpful if your email could contain your name, contact information and some images of what you make or do – that might be via attachments, or a link to a website or other online portfolio (this can be Instagram for example, whatever you have available). 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.