WSU museum to reward artists for Black Lives Matter exhibit

Schnitzer has set up a $2,500 grant for artists to create works relating to the BLM movement



The application is open to both new and established artists. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old to apply.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

Editor’s Note: This article has been rewritten to correct inaccurate details about the grant.

The application for a new grant to fund artists will go live on at the end of July, according to a press release from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Students must submit their work by Sept. 30. 

Each recipient will receive $2,500 to “create works that reflect on social justice efforts in response to systemic racism,” according to the release. 

Selected works will be showcased in an exhibit in the late fall, according to the release.

Jordan Schnitzer established the grant with WSU’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The museum will also partner with the Black Student Union, the Department of Fine Arts, the School of Languages, Cultures and Race, and the Honors College to choose the recipients in Washington, according to the release. 

The artist grant program will also be hosted at the Schnitzer Museums of Art at University of Oregon and at Portland State University, as part of a $150,000 grant program from Schnitzer to sponsor artists. Between Oregon and Washington, 60 grants will be awarded.

Grant applicants across the state of Washington will submit their work through WSU’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art website, according to the release. Recipients will be notified by Oct. 31.