Grant Amount: $20,000 over one year
Award Category: Culturally Relevant Residency Support
ALMA LEWIS centers the work, energy, and views of Black people of African descent, showing that they are unencumbered and free to experiment and explore new modes of learning, engaging and creating. This grant will go toward creating a supportive residency that encourages rigorous experimentation of new material and work. Recipient Ambrose Murray, a self-taught painter and seamstress, is an emerging artist from North Carolina with roots in Florida. Their experience in liberation movement and social justice spaces across the South continues to inform their praxis as a Black, queer, southern artist who strives to create work that heals, transforms and makes tangible impact. The $20,000 grant will go toward a three-month residency that includes an artist’s honorarium, and funding for materials and administrative costs.