The Lilla Jewel Fund for Womxn Artists—created in honor of Lilla Jewel, an artist, mother, and radical suffragist active during the turn of the 20th century—amplifies the work of womxn artists in Oregon who advance a social change message through their work. Created nearly 25 years ago, Lilla Jewel grants have funded poets, choreographers, singers, painters, photographers, and more.
There are two $10,000 awards available at this time for individual artists only.
Please note that MRG Foundation cannot make to individuals, so this award will be considered taxable income.
GUIDELINES & ELIGIBILITY
In order to be eligible for funding from the Lilla Jewel Fund, must live in Oregon, be at least 18 years old, and identify as womxn or femmes. This includes trans women, genderqueer women, and nonbinary people.
The artist’s overall work must:
- Address progressive social, racial, economic, disability, gender and/or environmental justice issues; and
- Be timely and relevant to the struggles of social justice movements and communities most impacted by injustice.
If selected for an award, the artist must be willing to serve in the Lilla Jewel Award Committee the year following their selection.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
This opportunity is open to individuals (not organizations) and we’ll be accepting applications from musicians, performers, filmmakers, dancers, writers, poets, photographers, print makers, sculptors, and multi-disciplinary and spoken-word artists, among many others.
For our purposes, artists do not need to be considered “professionals” or work full time as artists in order to qualify.
PROCESS & TIMELINE
Applications open on March 16 and close on April 17, 2020 before midnight. If an artist is selected to receive an award, they will be notified by May 20, at which time, we will ask for:
- A complete W9 Form;
- A picture and short bio;
- Confirmation that the artist, along with a guest, will join us at Justice Within Reach, MRG’s annual fundraiser, on June 24 in Portland. (We will take care of any travel associated with attending.)
Due to the high volume of inquiries and our limited staff capacity, please watch the recording of the March 12 informational webinar.
If you still have questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit mrgfoundation.submittable.com/submit to create an account and submit your application.