Mac Miller Fund Delivering $75,000 in Grants to Artist of Color in Pennsylvania
Written by Slaythemic on July 3, 2021
Article by Trinity Barnwell-Thomas, Slay The Mic Intern
Information provided by: Complex and The Gazette
The Pittsburgh Foundation Mac Miller Fund- founded in 2018 after the death of the 26-year-old Malcolm McCormick – is going to be delivering $75,000 in grants for BIPOC artists in Pennsylvania.
This will look like $1,000 practice-based microgrants per artist, meaning whatever artist they are awarded to will be able to use the money however they intend.
Applications are open now on the Pittsburgh Foundation website and will be open until July 23rd. The fund will award the money to artists living in areas of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Mercer, Lawrence, Somerset, Venango, Washington, or Westmoreland.
It will be up to a committee made up of BIPOC members to decide who to award these grants. All of those who applied should have an answer by Sept. 1st.
Kelly Uranker, Vice president of the Pittsburgh Foundation Center of Philanthropy, made a statement about the purpose behind this grant stating that “The BIPOC Artist Micro-Grant program is a way for the foundation to carry forward Mac Miller’s creative and artistic legacy and his family’s vision for helping artists, particularly younger artists, recognize their full potential,”
This isn’t the first time the Mac Miller Fund has given back to the community though. Previously in 2019, they donated $100,000 to the YMCA Lighthouse Project which was to paid over a three-year-period.