Black Artist Fund is a fundraising initiative that provides grants to emerging and established Black artists in an attempt to combat industry inequity. For February, the initiative partnered with e-commerce company 1stDibs to create a Black History Month collection from these creatives’ artworks while giving them subscription-free 1stDibs storefronts for one year. “For many people, especially within America, the idea of pursuing an artistic vision can feel impossible,” says Darryl Westly, a curator, art advisor and board member of Black Artist Fund. “Providing aid to African Americans shouldn’t just be restricted to those outliers deemed worthy of the title of ‘Black excellence’ or those living under the most extreme of circumstances, but should be offered to each and every artist with the courage, ambition and perseverance to make their dreams a reality”—which is exactly what this initiative aims to do. Learn more the artists they support and view their art at 1stDibs.
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