Strokes of Genius Fund

by Jessica Stolen
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Strokes of Genius is an open application program that provides artists, curators, journalists and scholars with funding to develop new creative projects.

(noun phrase): an outstandingly brilliant and original idea

(TBGF remix): a genius creative project

ABOUT:

The Black Genius Foundation continues its mission to celebrate and invest in the genius of the Black Creative Ecosystem through Strokes of Genius, an open application program that provides artists, curators, journalists and scholars with funding to develop new creative projects. Strokes of Genius fulfills our commitment to invest in the creativity and cultural production of Black artists and arts professionals in addition to the creative health of our communities.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicant should be US based
  • Applicant should be the principal creator of the work
  • Applicant should have a defined artistic practice, aesthetic and point of view reflecting rigor and commitment to craft
  • Applicant should have at least five years of professional experience and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree granting program
  • Applicant should have a demonstrated record of achievement or body of work as noted by performances, exhibitions, reviews, commissions, grants, awards, residencies, fellowships, publications, screenings or productions
  • Proposed projects should demonstrate originality and creativity
  • Proposed project should be completed within the funding cycle – August 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024

TYPES OF PROJECTS SUPPORTED:

  • Fees and costs associated with:
    • The composing or recording of new music 
    • The creation of a new choreographic, theatrical, or multidisciplinary work 
    • The production of a video, film, televisual, digital or multimedia project 
    • A visual arts project
    • A creative writing project 
    • The research, development and/or execution of a curatorial project or presentation 
    • The research or writing of an article, paper, or book for publication

Strokes of Genius Applications are now open!

Submission Deadline is 11:59pm EST on Sunday, April 21, 2024

To Learn More – View our FAQs

CLOSESApril 21, 2024 12:00 am

Apply

info@theblackgeniusfoundation.org

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