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Brooklyn Museum, Instagram partner up for Black Visionaries grant program

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(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) The Brooklyn Museum, along with curator and writer Antwaun Sargent, is partnering up with Instagram for the third consecutive year for its Black Visionaries grant program, which aims to uplift, center and invest in Black voices and organizations working across both art and design.

The program will award 10 grants totaling $650,000 to emerging Black artists and designers between the ages of 18 and 35 and small organizations no more than 10 years old.

Five small businesses and nonprofits focused on design will be awarded grants worth $100,000, and at least one of the small organization grants will be awarded to a Brooklyn-based business.

The program will also collaborate with Meta Open Arts to award five grants of $30,000 to artists and designers who push culture forward by telling stories in experimental ways.

Grant winners will also be connected with a community of mentors, who will provide the individual or business with regular check-ins and guidance for at least one year.

Submitted applications will be judged based on the quality of presentation, clarity of vision, imagination and innovation.

Black-identifying artists, designers and leaders of small businesses can apply here through July 29. The full eligibility criteria and requirements for applicants can be found on the application page as well.

Anyone looking for tips to strengthen their application can check out this video by artist and designer Jon Key, who was a grant recipient last year.

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