2022 Fund Grantees

2022 Fund Grantees


Snuggy Bear Presents a community Art, Music and Education event that taking place in the Garfield Park Arts Center, the event will take place during the week of Kwanzaa and will highlight some of the most renowned Black visual and performing artists in the City of Indianapolis.


Kenyetta Dance Company is celebrating 17 years of uniting modern classical, American and African-Amercian traditions in dance through its three primary initiatives: performance, dance education and cultural outreach.


The photoshoot and popup gallery targets Black women and girls of all ages and sizes who don’t typically enjoy seeing their likeness in photos, struggle with self-esteem/body image issues or otherwise are in need of a visual reminder of the light and joy the carry in their eyes.

  1. Okra Fest

The Okra Festival is an annual event that is a branch of Okra Society, a group of like-minded individuals who love okra and food.

  1. Nights With Luna/Black Families Matter

This event is centered around holistic healing/herbalism, healthy nutrition, birth workers/birth support, and community resources for families. We plan to have activities for children, healthy black food vendors, black birth workers, black nutritionists, community vendors centered around supporting black families.

  1. BLOT Studios Workshop Series

The BLOT Studios team will host a series of hands on educational workshops (total of 3) ranging from business to lighting technique, from professional photographers.

  1. TherapyAfterHours #therapyafterhours

TherapyAfterHours is an alternative wellness inspired pop-up exhibition featuring some of Indianapolis’ very best wellness service providers and vendors. #TherapyAfterHours gives patrons an opportunity to try services, sample products and view live demonstrations focusing on themes in alternative health. Become closely acquainted with practices like chiropractic medicine, various therapeutic massage techniques, culinary medicine tips and tricks, acupuncture, yoga and more.

  1. I Love You: A Celebration of Black Love

A creative environment for lovers and friends to connect on a deeper level and bring an open, loving – awareness to the each other. This will be a day long event that takes place during the weekend of Valentine’s Day.

  1. Weatherhouse Institute

A youth film festival at one of the marquee theaters across the city.

  1. Belmont Beach Season 3 Opening Weekend

Opening weekend at the historic Belmont Beach, includingThe event will include music from local Black musicians, food from Black vendors as well as ecological and artistic activities for all ages to enjoy.