Minnesota Street Project Foundation is pleased to announce the organizational recipients of the Grants for Arts Equity and the launch of the Joint Space Award, a new collaborative grant-making program between the Minnesota Street Project Foundation and The Space Program San Francisco. The Minnesota Street Project Foundation’s Grants for Arts Equity program, announced in 2020 and seeded with an initial $50,000 in funds, has awarded five Bay Area visual arts organizations serving BIPOC and other underserved audiences, each with a $10,000 capacity building grant. The grants were awarded to the following organizations, Art Handlxrs*, Betti Ono, Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation, CounterPulse, and SF Urban Film Fest.
“We’re thrilled to congratulate the first awardees of the Grants for Arts Equity program,” comments Deborah Rappaport, President, Minnesota Street Project Foundation. “The essential work each of these organizations are engaging in daily to amplify artistic voices and visions exemplifies the best of creativity and professionalism in the Bay Area visual arts.”
The Art Handlxrs* is a group dedicated to the support and growth of BIPOC, queer, trans*, non-binary, and women in the professional arts industry as preparators, art handlxrs, technicians, fabricators, and other industry support roles. Art Handlxrs* offers basic skill sets and technique workshops, expands access and visibility through community building and published manuals, and partners with local institutions to advocate for a safer, equitable, and more welcoming work environment for everybody.
Art Handlxrs* is fiscally sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center.