Congratulations to our 2019 Grantees!

February 15, 2021

2019 Grantee, Patrisse Cullors, Fuck White Supremacy, Let’s get Free, 2019. Photo by Giovanni Solis.


Art Matters is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 grants to individual artists. The Foundation awarded 29 fellowships of 7,500 USD each for ongoing work that breaks ground aesthetically and socially.

In announcing the grants, Art Matters Director Abbey Williams said, “The breadth of creative possibilities these artists, from across the country, bring to their practice is thrilling. They are experimenting with form and addressing issues of justice and liberation in ways that we believe have the potential to catalyze change. We hope our no-strings-attached funding offers holistic support and can help amplify their important voices."

2019 is the inaugural year of the Betty Parsons Foundation supporting two of these Art Matters grants. These named fellowships will specifically support women/female-identified artists to honor the influential legacy of artist and gallerist Betty Parsons.


2019 Grantees:

Amara Abdal Figueroa (Ponce, PR)
Adelina Anthony (Altadena, CA)
Mx Justin Vivian Bond (New York, NY)
Patty Chang (Betty Parsons Fellow) (Altadena, CA)
Melissa Cody (Betty Parsons Fellow) (Flagstaff, AZ)
Tony Cruz Pabón (San Juan, PR)
Patrisse Cullors (Hawthorne, CA)
Myles de Bastion (Portland, OR)
bree gant (Detroit, MI)
Jonathan González (Brooklyn, NY)
Nicki Green (San Francisco, CA)
Szu-Han Ho / 何思涵 (Albuquerque, NM)
Sky Hopinka (Ferndale, WA)
Tish Jones (Saint Paul, MN)
Kite (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Jennie Jieun Lee (Brooklyn, NY)
Tiona Nekkia McClodden (Philadelphia, PA)
Tabitha Nikolai (Portland, OR)
Natani Notah (Mountainview, CA)
Juan Obando (Boston, MA)
Maia Cruz Palileo (Brooklyn, NY)
Zeke Peña (El Paso, TX)
Gala Porras-Kim (Los Angeles, CA)
Eric-Paul Riege (Gallup, NM)
Stacey Karen Robinson (Bronx, NY)
Gary Tyler (Pasadena, CA)
Frank Waln (Chicago, IL)
Cosmo Whyte (Atlanta, GA)
Sacha Yanow (Brooklyn, NY)


In addition to grants to individuals, Art Matters made a special grant to Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in support of projects by grantees Ernesto Pujol as a part of the River To River Festival–and Yto Barrada as the inaugural exhibition at LMCC’s new Arts Center at Governors Island.


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