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The Black Artist Fund is an initiative giving money directly to Black artists to combat systemic inequity in art.

Black
Artist
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The Black Lives Matter movement, and the ongoing nationwide protests, are shining a bright spotlight on systemic injustices against Black people in the United States.

Modern and contemporary art has long dealt with questions of the institution, yet art museums and galleries still disenfranchise ethnic and socioeconomic minorities. The cold hard truth is that these institutions use Black artists to fulfill a diversity quota. One Black artist and they are done. Black artists are passed for gallery representation, group shows, art fairs, biennials, etc. Turning the tables on systematic oppression requires resources and representation.

10011 – magazine is officially launching the Black Artist Fund on June 6th, 2020. The Fund will collect funds directly from engaged art lovers and raise additional funds through art sales. The funds will be disbursed to individual Black artists and Black art collectives / organizations in the United States.

Funds raised:
$85,283
Grants awarded:
$22,100

Next funding goal: $100,000

BAF Voting Board

The BAF Decision and Accountability Board is an all BIPOC group of people, from diverse artistic and professional backgrounds, that votes on grant recipients on a weekly basis.
Kameron Robinson
New York, NY
Artist and Technologist
Kiara Ventura
Brooklyn, NY
Curator and Writer
Nicole Zizi
New York, NY
Multimedia Artist and Curator
Sienna Brown
New York, NY
Producer
Aurora Perrineau
Los Angeles, CA
Activist and Actress
Candice Agard
New York, NY
Photographer and Podcast Host
Rachel Ng
New York, NY
Art Historian
Ibn Itaka
Puerto Rico
DJ, Record Producer, and Film Scorer
Samuel Abraham Piland Chicchón
New York, NY
Multimedia Artist and Musician
Lourenzo Smith
New York, NY
Photographer
Kaelin Martin
Miami, FL
Musician
Darryl Westly
New York, NY
Painter
Claudia Eng
New York, NY
Founder, BAF

BAF Grant Recipients

Iman Williams

@imanwilliamsflute

Musician

Unyimeabasi Udoh

@_ultrabasic

Artist, graphic designer

Samantha Scoggins

@samtaylor24

DJ mix creation, video art, documentary film-making, writing, and graphic design

Edward Cushenberry

@edwardcushenberry

Photographer/ Painter

Julia Kane

@1800jules

Jewelry Designer

Devin Kenny

@crashingwavy

Visual Artist

Zoe Edwards

@zojanelle

Dancer and Model

Mark Wilson

@surfdontfall

Artist

Mosie Romney

@mo.romney

Artist/Painter

Amina Fofana

@iamthechanger

Photography

Neisha Brooks

@neishabrooks

Music

Salomon Faye

@salomonfaye

Interdisciplinary Artist

Jelani Ameer

@jelani.ameer

Photographer

Monsieur Zohore

@mzohore

Painter/multimedia

Obi Agwam

@obi.agwam

Painter

Ra Lee

@raworldaddress

Artist

Bones Jones

@xo.bones

Artist

Gaia WXYZ

@gaiaw.xyz

illustrator/writer

Ashley Chew

@ash_chew

Artist and Illustrator

Jody Simms

@yojordyn

Music

Sydney Vernon

@sydevernon

Drawing

Davion Alston

@davionalston

Interdisciplinary Artist

Amber Doe

@amberdoe

performance, sculpture and installation artist

Menika Lue

@menika_lue_art

Painter/Drawings

Andrew Ross

@andrewross_info

Sculptor

Mala Cara

@malacara_mc

rap-author

Prinston Nnanna

@itaddy

painter/mulitmedia

Taylor Simmons

@taytheism

Painter

Lourdes Jackson

@lourdesenfleur

Painter

Lost Ultra

@lostultra

Multimedia Artist and Musician

Lauryn Levette

@blvckbobross

Multimedia Artist

Brandon Ndife

@brandon.ndife

Sculptor

Morgan Hughes

@ganggangalexanderwang

Musician

Ashley Teamer

@ateamer

Multimedia Artist

Jocelyn Campbell

@campbell.pdf

Photographer

Alexander Harrison

@alexanderharrison

Painter

The Color Cienna M.

@thecolorcienna

Digital Artist

Marvin Luvaulu

@truthstudycentre

Multimedia Artist

Dáreece Walker

@artistdwalker

Painter

Andre Oshea

@andreoshea__

Digital Artist

Hesire Lawton

@hesirekn

Photographer and Multimedia Artist

Ibn Itaka

@ibnitaka

Musician

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