WESTAF is thrilled to share the upcoming launch of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Artist Fund, a new fund designed in partnership with WESTAF’s Leaders of Color Network that provides resources to and for BIPOC artists living and working in the 16 states and jurisdictions in the WESTAF region to advance their own artistic practice and goals. WESTAF is investing in the wellbeing and safety of BIPOC artists, cultural practitioners, and collaboratives by providing no-strings-attached funding and support.

Thank you to the design team, which spans across eight different Emerging Leaders of Color cohort years, for their help in creating the artist fund, emphasizing self-determination for BIPOC artists and their communities.

The application will close at 11:59 p.m. MST on Sunday, February 12, 2023.