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A grant project supporting cultural critics is offering unrestricted $500 grants for writers of color who have been affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Critical Minded is a granting initiative that was founded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Ford Foundation with the purpose of affording more opportunities to art and culture critics of color in a white-dominated professional field. The initiative is fiscally sponsored by Allied Media Projects.
To be eligible, candidates must be part of a self-identified underrepresented community in the United States and must have published at least three pieces of cultural criticism in English or Spanish since January 1, 2019. The published articles can cover culture, dance, film/television, food, literary arts, music, theater, or visual art.
The deadline for the application is June 15, 11:59pm EDT. The application processing period will last about a month, after which applicants will receive an email update on the status of their application. Critical Minded says it intends to distribute the funds within two months of the notification email and that it will provide grants to as many critics of color as its relief grants budget allows.
Editor’s note 6/5/2020 7:08pm EDT: The application deadline has been extended from June 8 to June 15.
“Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants—11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data—a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were…
In 1850, when Dr. Robert W. Gibbes commissioned J. T. Zealy to make daguerreotypes of persons held in slavery in and around Columbia, South Carolina, for Harvard Professor Louis Agassiz to use in support of his theory that African people were a separate species, daguerreotypes were at the height of fashion.
The show, which honors the 50th anniversary of an exhibition history once ignored, continues a series of projects documenting Wilmington’s contemporary art scene.
he ownership of images has a long and nuanced legal history, which has evolved dramatically in recent years as cultural standards and photographic technologies have rapidly advanced
Renty and his daughter Delia. Renty was an enslaved African, kidnapped from the Congo, sold and forced into slave labor on the South Carolina plantation of B.F. Taylor
Two K-12 art teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash gift and an additional $500 to put toward classroom art supplies. Nominations are due October 31.
As a scholar of African American history and photography whose work has focused on the status of violent images in museums and archives, I fully support the validity of Ms. Tamara Lanier’s claim and the amicus brief.
The daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor, Delia, Drana, Alfred, Jack, George Fassena, and Jem remained in an unused storage cabinet until 1975, when it was discovered by an employee of the Peabody Museum.
I am writing in support of the amicus curiae brief submitted by Professor Ariella Aïsha Azoulay of Brown University for the full restitution of the daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor and his daughter Delia, currently held by Harvard University, to their familial descendant, Tamara Lanier.