Ford, Mellon Foundations Name 2022 $50,000 Latinx Artist Fellowships –

Last year, the Ford Foundation and Mellon Foundation, two of the country’s largest philanthropic funders in the arts, joined forces to establish the Latinx Artist Fellowship, which will support the work of 75 Latinx artists at various stages in their careers over a five-year period. Now, the foundations have announced the second cohort of artists … Read more

Mellon Foundation Funds $8M Initiative to Support Puerto Rican Artists

Maniobra, a new $8 million artist employment program sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and the Centro de Economía Creativa (CEC), will support 37 Puerto Rican artists by supplying them with a salary, training, and benefits. The three-year initiative will provide a $20,000 yearly budget to 25 arts organizations in 12 municipalities across Puerto Rico while … Read more

Mellon Foundation Announces Artist Employment Program in Puerto Rico –

The Mellon Foundation in New York has partnered with the Centro de Economía Creativa in San Juan to establish Maniobra, a three-year, $8 million cultural employment initiative that aims to “facilitate stable employment opportunities for artists while strengthening the administrative bandwidth of community-based cultural organizations across Puerto Rico,” according to a release. Maniobra will provide … Read more

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.5M Grant to Document Indigenous Enslavement

A photograph of Albino Silva, born circa 1859 in New Mexico and believed to be a Jicarilla Apache, from the Rio Grande County Museum. The image is shown transposed with a 1790 census of Taos designed by Juan R. Rios and found in the New Mexico State Archives. (via the School of Advanced Research) The … Read more