The August Wilson African American Cultural Center received a sizable grant to help support “emerging artists of color” in Pittsburgh, according to a press release.
The latest gift adds is on top of $350,000 the RK Mellon Foundation gave AWAACC earlier this year to create its new B.U.I.L.D. artist-in-residency program. B.U.I.L.D. (which stands for Build, Utilize, Inform, Lead, and Develop) was designed for Pittsburgh-based emerging artists of color, and to create a “platform for diverse artists and organizations that have historically received unequal access to funding and resources for the development of new work.”