Each month, two girls between the ages of 6-18 will receive the Girls Award, a $100 e-gift card to an art store for supplies. Each Spring and Fall semester, two students between the ages of 17-21 currently enrolled at least part-time in a visual arts program will receive the Student Award, a $1,000 academic award to help offset the cost of art supplies, program fees, food, academic expenses, etc.! All award recipients are highlighted on our website and marketing materials.
A portion of every membership fee goes towards the BGWP Award Fund, as this initiative is 100% funded by the BGWP community - members and donors. If you are interested in directly supporting the artistic pursuits of Black girl and teen painters across the globe, please consider donating! As our membership and funding grows, that number of e-gift cards and academic awards will increase. One of our goals for this year is to file for 501(c)3 status. In doing so, we’d have a dedicated staff, resources, and capital to ensure more recipients and a more robust program(s). We’re putting it in the universe and going to make it happen! Let's continue to be the change that we wish to see!