Grant Amount: $20,000 over one year
Award Category: Culturally Relevant Residency Support
Amber Epps, executive director of Protohaven, aims to address the lack of diversity in the Pittsburgh makerspace community while also providing new skills and creative pathways for emerging or experienced Black artists. The $20,000 grant will be used to fund a residency program for five Black artists at Protohaven. The residency will focus on giving the artists the ability to learn, expand or improve upon their design and fabrication skills. The grant funds will be spent on fees associated with using workshop spaces, material stipends and other costs associated with the residency.