Grantees 2022

ACLU-NJ: Automated Injustice

ACLU of New Jersey Foundation

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Automated Injustice Project: a series of animated shorts to explain how government use of algorithms can perpetuate racial bias, with no opportunity or due process to challenge unjust decisions. Read More

Ending the U.S.-Saudi War in Yemen through Protest Photography

Action Corps

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Action Corps is an organization championing justice in solidarity with people most affected by climate disasters and violent conflicts. This project used photography to capture protests against the war in Yemen, enabled by U.S. support of Saudi Arabia. Read More

Connecting Nature and Human Life

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Connections in Nature and Human Life, the project fosters awareness about Florida's wildlife and natural environment; for example, its mangroves and swamplands. The project is achieved by painting Florida's scenes and creating awareness through exhibitions. Read More

Land Use Intervention Library

Almeida, Nora

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Land Use Intervention Library is part of an ongoing project about land use, climate change, and self-determination based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The library exist(s)ed temporarily as two site-specific public performances and permanently as a handmade catalog, video, and collection of ephemera. Read More

Launch of the public art Mural Project: A Sense of Place

Appleby Foundation - Tahawus Center

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Support for the 2022 launch of Au Sable Forks Outdoor Public Art Mural Project: "A Sense of Place" to foster local arts, culture, civic engagement - and joy! CHANGE is coming to Au Sable Forks, NY. Artist Georgeanne Gaffney, from Saranac Lake, is the selected muralist. Work begins in 2023. Read More

Justice Drawings

Aschheim, Deborah

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Justice drawings is a collaboration with families impacted by law enforcement violence. I make drawings to help the families with healing and to support their fight for justice. For the grant I worked with 33 families on a publication that shares their stories and my drawings of people they loved. Read More

Guitars for Change

Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

"Guitars for Change" is an after-school program for at-risk, immigrant children. The children receive free guitars and lessons in an after-school program. Read More

Barn Raiser

Barn Raising Media

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Barn Raising Media Inc., and its flagship publication Barn Raiser, is a national magazine published online and in print that provides rural and small-town communities with fact-based and contextually driven journalism essential to democracy. Read More

Beauty & (Im)Balance ~ Quarantine Backyard Mandalas

Bennett, Maureen

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

My backyard woodland is my art laboratory within the greater context of the global climate crisis. Biodiversity is changing due to proliferation of invasive plants which crowd out native ones that have thrived for millennia. I want to bring environmental awareness and create beauty out of chaos. Read More

Colonial Colonnade

Bittar, Doris

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Colonial Colonnade, an immersive and interactive installation of text, sound, and movement layers the Arabic and English languages to make visible current and past iterations of colonialism. Arabic, often feared when seen in "Western" contexts, is accompanied by its English translations. Read More