Asian Women Giving Circle
Request for Proposals 2016
Women, Arts & Progressive Social Change
Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 11, 2016, 5 pm EST
Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC) believes culture is an essential part of any strategy for social change. We support Asian American women-led organizations and individual artists in NYC who are using arts and culture to:
- bring about progressive social transformation,
- raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that affect Asian American women, girls and families, and
- highlight and promote women’s central role as leaders, creators, developers and managers of these projects.
In this 2016 grants cycle, we anticipate that 5-8 project grants will be awarded, contingent on available funding. The maximum grant amount is $15,000.
The Franklin Furnace Fund and Asian Women Giving Circle are pleased to present FIREWALL, a pop-up Internet Café and participatory art installation in New York City by Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, on view from Tuesday, February 9through Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 16B Orchard Street, New York City 10002. To learn more about the 2015 funded project, go here.
Founded in 2005, the AWGC is a collaboration of Asian American women in New York City who are passionate about amplifying the transformative power of arts and culture to achieve progressive change. We promote grassroots philanthropy and pool our resources to fund projects led by Asian American women who use their creativity to move hearts and minds and inspire communities to be free of fear, bias and injustice in every form.
Fiscally sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women, AWGC is a member of the Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and the National Giving Circle Network.