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 an ongoing series of micro-grants or prizes, which are awarded on a rolling basis after each open call, or as funds become available.
(Upcoming) Young Space Prize (2022) – Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition for emerging artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative (2021) – $500 to support the cooperative’s mission to highlight rural artists through a program of exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, and community outreach within small towns and farm communities in the Midwest. @ruralmidwestartistscooperative and ruralmidwestartistscooperative.com
Black Art Library (2021) – $700 to support Detroit-based Asmaa Walton’s initiative to build a collection of books on Black visual art as an educational resource to share with the Black community and beyond, with a goal of a physical home for this library in Walton’s hometown of Detroit, MI. @blackartlibrary and GoFundMe
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