Opening our first year of the grant in 2016, the WCCW gave away over $30,000 in $2000-$3000 grants to artists who had a medical, mental health, or dental emergency or an illness-related financial need. Artists must live in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino or Riverside Counties, and identify as female, trans, low income, or as a person of color.
We are offering the grant for a second time this year, with over $80,000 available for artist grants. Additionally, we are offering one $5,000 grant to an organization based in one of the eligible counties who seeks to increase their accessibility by enabling either physical access for people with disabilities, or digital access through the use of assistive technology.
WCCW is pleased to facilitate this grant thanks to a generous anonymous donation and a match from Metabolic Studio. This granting opportunity fosters our ongoing goal of providing holistic support for artists and makers through feminist principles and seeks to create a conversation around the connections between gender, race, sexuality, class, privilege, access, and health.
Applications for the current granting cycle will be accepted between April 1st and 30th, 2017.
Click here to apply for a 2016 Emergency Health Grant for Artists!