Introducing the Inaugural Cohort of NPN’s Southern Artists for Social Change

In its inaugural year, NPN’s Southern Artists for Social Change program awarded $300,000 through 12 project grants to artists and culture bearers of color engaging in social change in urban, rural, and tribal communities of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

The 12 projects identify community challenges or needs; imagine a different future; and practice, test, and/or design for approaches toward that future that center racial justice, explains the website on this new grant that is part of the Surdna Foundation’s Radical Imagination for Racial Justice initiative. Southern Artists for Social Change is "a three-year pilot program to expand NPN’s regional support beyond our local community in New Orleans, investing in the Deep South’s strong creative legacies and deep community-based practices."

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