Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants
This program provides up to $20,000 for projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.
The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) program, administered by NYFA, will distribute a total of $250,000 in funding to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories. This grant is funded by Anonymous Was A Woman.
Please see below for AWAW EAG recipients, and click here to view our full announcement.
The AWAW EAG supports environmental art projects that inspire thought, action, and ethical engagement. Selected projects not only point at problems, but aim to engage an environmental issue at some scale. Projects that explore interdependence, relationships, and systems through Indigenous and ancestral practices were encouraged to apply.
The intended impact of the project was an important factor in the selection process. Environmental art projects that qualified for this program focus on the following themes, but are not limited to:
- Eco-social engagement
- Climate change
- Interspecies relationships
- Natural or built systems
Selected projects must benefit the public in some way, and are required to have a public engagement component by June 30, 2023. The public engagement component must be free to attend, open to the general public, and must add value to the public sphere rather than solely benefiting the artist’s private gain.
Erika Bolstad, SUBSURFACE, Oregon
Kaitlin Bryson, Bellow Forth, New Mexico
Michelle Glass, WE ARE HERE/ESTAMOS AQUI, California
Shanjana Mahmud and Luke Eddins, Winter Species, New York
Jan Mun, The Fairy Rings, New York
Júlia Pontés, Env-IRON-ment, New York
Mary Swander, The Squatters, Iowa
ChristinaMaria Xochitlzihuatl, Borders Like Water, Texas
Image: Agnes Denes, Wheatfield – A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan – Blue Sky, World Trade Center, 1982. Copyright Agnes Denes, courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.