2023 Recipients

The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants program provides up to $20,000 for projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. territories.

In the 2023 cycle, the second year of the program, a total of $309,000 in grant funding was awarded to 20 projects that will focus on environmental issues and advocacy in locations including Belize, Southern Iraq, Mongolia, New York, Pennsylvania, Tierra del Fuego, West Virginia, and Washington.

Please click here for our full recipients announcement, which includes short descriptions on each project.


Nehprii Amenii of Khunum Productions; HUMAN; Brooklyn, NY

Sol Aramendi and Sara Angel Guerrero-Mostafa; Migrant Forest School (MFS) – Escuela Migrante del Bosque; Ellenville and New York, NY

Ensayos Tierra del Fuego; Humedales Olorosos | Odorant Wetlands; Chicago, IL/Tierra del Fuego

Maryam Monalisa Gharavi; Oil Research Group (ORG); New York, NY

Meg Griffiths; Impossible Town; Minden, WV

Susie Ibarra; Floating Gardens; Ulster County and Greene County, NY

Emily Johnson; Build And Reworld Now: Land Back Conference and Community Celebration; Lenapehoking and Haudenosaunee Nation Lands, NY

Rebekah Joy; FLUX BENE 10k Garment Project; Pittsburgh, PA

Sarah Kavage; Weaving the River (working title); Seattle, WA

Nyasha Laing; Fairweather Wilds; Washington, DC; New York, NY; and Belize River Valley

Jaclyn Fawn Mendez; Rez Dayze; Akwesasne Reservation, NY

Hye Yeon Nam; Ec(h)o; Baton Rouge, LA

Not An Alternative; We Refuse to Die; Pittsburgh, PA, and locations in southwest PA and the Ohio River Valley; King County, WA; and locations along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf South

Mika Rottenberg; Reclaimed Plastic ‘Factory; Tivoli, NY

Meridel Rubenstein; Eden in Iraq Wastewater Garden Project: Inanna Returns to the Marshes as a Mosaic; El-Chibayish, Southern Iraq

Lauren Shapiro; The Blue Horizon Project; Miami, FL

Swim Pony; TrailOff: Diversifying Trails Through Storytelling; Philadelphia, PA

Diana Thater; Kazakh; The Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Dawn Weleski; Refuse Refuse; Unceded Oneida Nation Land; Earlville, NY

Alisha B Wormsley; Children of NAN: a Survival Guide; Pittsburgh, PA

Image: “We Refuse to Die (Signs),” 2023, linocut prints mounted on wooden posts, Photo Credit: Not An Alternative (AWAW EAG ’23)/The Natural History Museum