From the feature by artnet News concerning Queer|Art’s $10,000 Illuminations Grant:
Thelma Golden and Juliana Huxtable are among the judges of a new grant celebrating the contributions of Black trans women artists. Queer|Art’s $10,000 Illuminations Grant will be given this November.
Queer|Art, a New York nonprofit dedicated to promoting the work of LGBTQ+ artists, has launched a new $10,000 grant specifically aimed at shining a light on the achievements of Black trans women as visual artists.
Developed in collaboration with photographer Mariette Pathy Allen, writer and consultant Aaryn Lang, and multidisciplinary artist Serena Jara, the Illuminations Grant, as it’s called, will be handed out yearly to an artist who identifies as a Black trans woman or trans femme working in the United States. The goal is to highlight an existing body of work.