All Soul of Nations Foundation programs aim to assist Indigenous and Black communities to explore and develop alternative relationships among people, place, space, environment, and the non-human; build trust and a sense of shared purpose among and within communities; develop new models of community organization, empowerment, and governance; expand collective imaginative capacity to envision new structures and processes for social relations; and use the expressive arts to inspire and shape alternative social, economic, and technological relations.
The Green Architecture Project will provide collaborative artist fellowship grants ranging from $2,000 – $5,000 for emerging artists and architects, from the United States, Canada, Bolivia, Kenya, and Rwanda, to make one large-scale work utilizing vernacular materials and digital-based media. In order to be selected as an Artist Fellow, artists should apply online or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a collaborative artist creation concept, CV, and portfolio to be reviewed by the Soul of Nations Artist Advisory Board. Applications for this program statement will close on May 5, 2023.
The Green Architecture Project will provide collaborative mentorship grants ranging from $500 – $1,000 for artists, educators, and architects, from North America, South America, and Africa. In order to be selected as mentor, please apply online or email email@example.com to submit a 30-minute virtual mentorship concept, along with a CV and portfolio, to be reviewed by the Soul of Nations Artist Advisory Board. Applications for this program statement will close on May 5, 2023, and are accepted on a rolling basis.
Soul of Nations Foundation’s Soul Center for the Arts is supporting artists fellowship grants for Indigenous American, African American, and Afro-Italian artists and researchers; and support a possible one-month artist residency and professional development programming in Florence, Italy. Vernacular sculpture and abstract ceremonial artist performance will be the primary thematic and practical use of the Artist Creation Grant. All dramatic themes should be rooted in natural, environmentally friendly, and Indigenous or Afro-diasporic practices. In order to be considered, artists should apply online. Please click here to learn more about eligibility and program details. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed three times per year.
Italian Research Fellows are tasked with devising or bolstering regional working papers that help to further queer solidarity, migrant rights, and anti-blackness protective measures in their region. Fellows will also be tasked with creating advocacy campaigns to increase the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms through outreach and by providing this information through a variety of media. In order to be considered for this program, researchers should apply online. Please click here to learn more about eligibility and program details. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.