Iván Carmona has been selected as one of seventeen artists to receive the Support Beam Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, in Portland, Oregon.
Support Beam is designed to support emerging artists’ long-term creative practices and livelihoods during an unprecedented time. This new opportunity prioritizes Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color to acknowledge the disproportionate historical and ongoing systemic inequities, and the impact this pandemic is having on BIPOC communities.
Inspired by the depression-era Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), this program utilizes City of Portland PDXCARES funding to commission a piece of public art, without restriction to media or themes, and aspires to sustain as many artists as possible during a precarious economic and political time.
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For more information on Support Beam: https://racc.org/2020/11/10/support-beam-round-two-announced/