Concerned About Racial Inequality? So Are These Artists…

Creative Capital artists tackle important issues. Each day this week, we are featuring Creative Capital-supported projects that are truly changing the way we see our world. We need YOUR support for this work to continue. Are you concerned about racial inequality? So are these Creative Capital Awardees…

Heather Hart and Jina Valentine: The Black Lunch Table
Taking the lunchroom phenomenon of self-segregation as its starting point, The Black Lunch Table seeks to reify the visibility of connections and dialogue that exist among contemporary Black artists. By providing a space to discuss critical issues, this project strengthens bonds that exist within this nebulous community and validates shared concerns through exchange.

Yance Ford: Strong Island
Strong Island examines the violent death of the filmmaker’s brother 25 years ago, and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free. The film interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, and re-imagines the wreckage in catastrophe’s wake, challenging us to change. Strong Island will be released by Netflix this summer.

Sharon Bridgforth: dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home
dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home creates and leaves space in gentrifying neighborhoods where space is being taken away by gifting a house to an emerging artist. The project will work with local leaders to facilitate community engagement activities and workshops, including Home Buying, Financial Planning, Sustainable Food Gardening, Creative Practice, Cooking/Story Circles, and House Parties.

There are many worthy causes that need your support right now – and Creative Capital is one of them. Artists reflect, interpret and translate the world around us. Please help us amplify their voices.
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