Inaugural grantee

Center for Afrofuturist Studies

The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is an initiative to re-imagine new futures for marginalized peoples by generating safe work spaces for artists of color.

Inaugural grantee

I, Too Arts Collective

I, Too Arts Collective is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts.

Inaugural grantee

CUMBE: Center for African and Diaspora Dance

Through classes and cultural programs, we invite everyone to feel the joy and vitality of rhythms rooted in Africa. Cumbe champions African and Diaspora culture as a vibrant legacy for people of African descent and as an exuberant source of power, spirit and knowledge for all.

Inaugural grantee

The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is a vanguard whose core purpose is to build Harlem Renaissance spaces in the new contemporary South and cultivate Tribe. TWH builds poets of color from the ground up and helps them reach their best work.