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:

  • Regeneration
  • Eco-social engagement
  • Ecofeminism
  • Climate change
  • Systems-restoration
  • 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.


Amara Abdal Figueroa, Tierrafiltra, Puerto Rico (Borikén) 

Erika Bolstad, SUBSURFACE, Oregon

Kaitlin Bryson, Bellow Forth, New Mexico

paris cyan cian with theShoreCo.’s Cameron Mitchell Ware and jeremy de’jon, modjeskamodjeskamodjeska, Louisiana

Maru Garcia, Self Help Graphics, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyProspering backyards; California

Michelle GlassWE ARE HERE/ESTAMOS AQUICalifornia

Nansi Guevara and Monica Sosa, The Magic Valley y Nuestra Delta Magica : settler imaginaries and community resistance, Texas

Autumn Leiker, Into the Unknown Together, New Mexico 

Shanjana Mahmud and Luke Eddins, Winter Species, New York

Cyan Meeks and Susan Mayo, Flint Hills Counterpoint, Kansas

Jan Mun, The Fairy Rings, New York

Júlia Pontés, Env-IRON-ment, New York

Mary Swander, The SquattersIowa

ChristinaMaria XochitlzihuatlBorders 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.