Sixto Wagan, Project Director for the BIPOC Arts Network and Fund discusses reasons for offering art & culture grants to BIPOCs.
Sixto Wagan on BIPOC Art & Culture Grants
Sixto Wagan is the Project Director for the BIPOC Arts Network and Fund. He leads BANF along with a seven-member Steering Committee and a nine-member Accountability and Advisory Council made up of a diverse group of artists, curators, scholars, organizational leaders, and foundation partners, who guide goals and priorities.
Mr. Wagam in addition to discussing the tribulations of BIPOCs artists wanted to introduce the audience to fund offering grants to BIPOC artists in Houston. Here is the following from his site where one can apply for the grants.
BIPOC Arts Network and Fund, or BANF, was created to provide resources and networks that support the vibrant Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and other communities of color of Greater Houston in fully displaying their power, values and traditions. Its goals are achieved through grant funding, advocacy, and community-building networking initiatives that revolutionize the local funding landscape, break down silos within the arts ecosystem, and welcome everyone to support and learn from BIPOC arts communities.
BANF is an independent initiative funded by the generous contributions of national and local foundations, including Houston Endowment, the Ford Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Cullen Foundation, Kinder Foundation and The Powell Foundation.
One can apply for the grant here.
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