Founded in 2005, the Asian Women Giving Circle is a collaboration of Asian American women in New York City who are passionate about amplifying the transformative power of the arts and culture to bring about progressive change. The circle promotes grassroots philanthropy by pooling resources to fund projects led by Asian American women who use their creativity to move hearts, minds, and communities to reject fear, bias, and injustice.
To that end, AWGC will award grants of up to $15,000 to Asian American women-led organizations and individual artists in New York City who are using arts and culture to bring about progressive social change; raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that affect Asian American women, girls, and families; and highlight and promote the central role of women as leaders, creators, developers, and managers of these projects. All artistic disciplines, including cross-disciplinary work, will be considered. Projects must incorporate the arts in an integral way and highlight women’s leadership and/or central role. In addition, projects must demonstrate a deep commitment to a specific community in New York City.
The program is open to nonprofit organizations and individual artists. Artists and collectives that are not certified as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations must apply with a fiscal sponsor.
See the AWGC website for complete program guidelines, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions.
Deadline: March 17, 2017