Wallace Foundation extends application deadline for $53 million initiative for arts groups of color

Posted on: August 16, 2021

The Wallace Foundation has extended the deadline to apply for its new, $53 million initiative focusing on arts organization of color. The deadline for letters of interest is now Friday, August 20, 2021. The initiative will focus on: How can and do arts organizations of color, facing strategic challenges, leverage their community orientation to increase their resilience, while sustaining their relevance? There will be two cohorts for the initiative; Wallace currently seeks expressions of interest from eligible arts organizations of color that wish to be considered for the first cohort, which includes organizations with annual budgets between $500,000 and $5 million. The foundation will select 10 to 12 organizations across the visual and performing arts, literary and media arts, and community-based organizations focused on artistic practice. Each selected organization will receive five years of funding totaling approximately $2 to $3 million to develop and pursue projects; while pursuing individual projects that address their own strategic challenges, grantees will share what they are learning with one another and with researchers who will document their progress and histories.

Learn more about the initiative, eligibility criteria, and how to submit a letter of interest at www.wallacefoundation.org/ArtsOpenCall. Apply by Friday, August 20, 2021.