2023 Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead Microgrant Fund

The New Media Caucus (NMC) invites applications for the 2023 Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead Microgrant Fund. The microgrant supports equity, inclusion, and diversity in our community through unrestricted grants of up to $1000 to BIPOC artists and scholars in the new media art field, at any stage of their career. In addition to monetary funds, grant awardees also receive support in the form of an optional exhibition opportunity in the NMC Header/Footer Gallery, and a Member Spotlight Feature on our website. 

Applicants must provide an artist or research statement (600 words max), a short biography (300 words max), and 3-5 work samples (artwork or writing). For artists, the work samples should demonstrate at least one work that is completed and web-friendly. 

Applications are due on February 19th, 2023 at 11:59 EST and can be submitted here.

The inaugural call for microgrant applications in 2022 received an overwhelming response, and the NMC has been fundraising to increase the amount available for 2023. 100% of your tax-deductible donations made before January 1 will go directly to recipients of the 2023 microgrant through our annual open call.

The 2022 Microgrant recipient, Chloe Lee, is currently featured in Header/ Footer Gallery. Check it out, and help us support more excellent artists and scholars!