The Young Space Grant is an initiative to give back to artists and art workers (curators, art writers, etc.) who dedicate time, energy, and resources to not only their own practice, but to additional artist-organized initiatives and projects. A portion of fees from open calls are earmarked for the grants, which are awarded on a rolling basis after each open call, or as funds become available.
Now Be Here: Artist Infrastructure Initiative (2020) – $750 to support the artist-run online network and database for women-identifying artists, founded by Kim Schoenstadt in 2016. nowbeherela.com
The Black School (2020) – $1500 to support the construction of a physical schoolhouse in New Orleans 7th Ward – theblack.school
Benjamin Cook (2020) – $500 to support Instagram gallery @socialdistancegallery showing BFA and MFA degree work during COVID-19
Hannah Beerman (2020) – $500 to support living costs during COVID-19 lockdown during the artist’s initiative to benefit charities through art via @artistsforhumans
Tintin Cooper (2019) – $500 to attend a residency at PADA Studios, Barreiro, PT
Aida Lizalde (2018) – $500 to realize a curatorial initiative