Black Arts & Cultural Funding and Justice Resource Hub

Throughout this resource hub, we aim to amplify funds and resources that explicitly center Black artists, cultural communities, and experiences. Additionally, we borrow a lens from the BIPOC project1 that centers Black and Indigenous folks - whose experiences shape relationships for all ALAANA/POC people’s relationships with white supremacy culture – as another dimension of resource and financial investment intended to realize justice.

This hub is curated with the intention of identifying and amplifying funds and resources that support Black artists, culture, and communities. We recognize that this is an incomplete list that we expect to evolve and hope will expand.

Funding for Black Artists and Cultural Communities

Funding for BIPOC Artists and Cultural Communities

Advocacy, Movements, and Networks

  • Black Social Change Funders Network - A network of funders committed to creating thriving Black communities by strengthening the infrastructure for Black-led social change.
  • Black Philanthropic Network at ABFE - A group of nine regional affinity groups whose focus is to support philanthropy in Black communities and that is in alignment with ABFE’s mission to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.
  • Invest/Divest from the Movement for Black Lives - The Movement for Black Lives launched the Vision for Black Lives, a comprehensive and visionary policy agenda for the post-Ferguson Black liberation movement, in August of 2016.
  • Invest/Divest created by Funders for Justice a Program from Neighborhood Funders Group - Addressing how we “reallocate power and resources back to our safety, back to our health, in ways that help us thrive, and that don’t criminalize or dehumanize us.”
  • Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture - uplifting Black artists, educating Black communities on the intersection of art, culture, and politics, and disrupting the status quo of the art world by uplifting emerging Black artists who speak audaciously, who are unafraid, and who stand in solidarity with the most marginalized among us.
  • The Center for Cultural Power - a women of color, artist-led organization, inspiring artists and culture makers to imagine a world where power is distributed equitably and where we live in harmony with nature.

Anti-Racist Reading List

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  1. “We use the term BIPOC to highlight the unique relationship to whiteness that Indigenous and Black people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context.” From