We unequivocally condemn racism, white supremacy, and all acts of violence and hate. The Sachs Program stands with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander colleagues, collaborators, friends, and neighbors against the persistent, continued, and escalating racial violence directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. We acknowledge our long-term responsibility to support work that addresses ongoing and overlapping forms of violence and oppression.
As an arts program, we also want to recognize the ongoing and significant creative practice being done by AAPI artists and activists across our civic and cultural life. We want to continue to support this work and amplify these voices.
Toward this end, we invite proposals for projects led by or primarily serving Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Artists and Communities.
To apply, please share a one-page statement that includes:
- -What you’re proposing
- -What you hope to achieve
- -What you need in order to make this happen (including funding amount)
Projects can request up to $1500
We are currently accepting applications and will continue to accept them through May 5.
All University of Pennsylvania Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff are eligible to apply.
Applicants will be notified about funding no later than May 31.
Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and include any relevant work samples as attachments or links. You can also email us at this address with any questions.
This funding opportunity is part of our ongoing efforts to support artistic communities impacted by racism, hatred, and violence. We will continue to provide additional opportunities and resources for AAPI and other communities in the future and welcome your input and suggestions as we continue this work.
We also urge you to support the efforts and actions below to combat AAPI racism.
A message to the Penn community regarding violence and anti-Asian hate incidents
Pan-Asian American Community House
Asian Americans Advancing Justice