The inaugural Disability Futures Fellows include Carolyn Lazard, Christine Sun Kim, and Tourmaline.
Moving toward smaller-scale organizations would help engage younger audiences left out by the companies that preside over 90% of what’s on-air and online.
Disability rights activist Emily Ladau explains “supported storytelling.”
Coco Fusco writes on why “equity won’t be achieved by a new biennial, another emerging artist of color survey, or a record auction sale by a Black artist.”
The unrestricted funds will be released by granting initiative Critical Minded and sponsored by Allied Media Projects.
Over 50 protestors gathered outside the Ford Foundation’s Manhattan headquarters, responding to the foundation president’s statements in support of New York City’s plan to close Rikers Island prison complex and build smaller detention facilities in its place.
In the open letter, they write, “The evidence is clear, more jails – no matter how ‘humane’ – lead to higher rates of incarceration, perpetuate the disruption of families (especially in communities of color), and are harmful to human health.”
The archive of Ebony and Jet is a treasure trove of visual culture; its donation to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Getty Research Institute will allow unprecedented access to decades of Black American history.
Opening in March 2019, the Ford Foundation Gallery’s first three exhibitions will explore the theme “Utopian Imagination.”
NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism engages Black womanhood and technological possibility, rejecting the marginalization of people of color in the scientific realm.
Under the leadership of Darren Walker, the Ford Foundation is challenging traditional ideas of what a major foundations should and can fund.
The Ford Foundation, the second-largest philanthropic foundation in the US, will restructure its grant-making program to focus entirely on fighting global inequality, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported.