BIPOC Arts Exchange Fund

The BIPOC Artist Community Connection Fund is an initiative launched by Queerlective with the aim of supporting and amplifying the voices of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists in the New Hampshire art community. This grant guideline outlines the purpose of the fund, eligibility criteria, application process, and reporting requirements.


The BIPOC Artist Community Connection Fund seeks to address the lack of BIPOC representation in the art community of New Hampshire and surrounding New England states. The fund aims to provide financial assistance to BIPOC artists to cover travel expenses, enabling their participation in events, exhibitions, and vending opportunities. By supporting BIPOC artists, Queerlective strives to foster inclusivity, celebrate diversity, and create cross-cultural connections within the art community.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the BIPOC Artist Community Connection Fund, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Artists must identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color).
  2. Artists must be residents of New Hampshire or a surrounding New England state.
  3. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to their artistic practice, social impact, and community engagement.
  4. Artists must provide proof of participation in an event, exhibition, workshop, or vending opportunity taking place in a location outside their residence, within New England.
Application Process:
  1. Submission: Interested artists can apply for the BIPOC Artist Community Connection Fund by completing the official application form available on Queerlective's website or by request via email.

Required Documents: Applicants should submit the following documents along with the application form:
  1. Artist statement and bio.
  2. Description of the event or opportunity the artist wishes to participate in and its relevance to their artistic practice.
  3. Budget outlining anticipated travel expenses and registration fees.
  4. A brief explanation of how participating in the event aligns with the artist's goals and vision.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by [insert deadline date] to be considered for the fund.

Selection Process:
  1. Review Committee: A review committee composed of representatives from Queerlective and external art community experts will evaluate all submitted applications.

Evaluation Criteria: The review committee will assess applications based on the following criteria:
  1. Artistic merit and creativity of the artist's work.
  2. Relevance of the event or opportunity to the artist's artistic goals and vision.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to community engagement and social impact.
  4. Feasibility of the proposed budget and travel plan.

Reporting Requirements:

Artists who receive funding from the BIPOC Artist Community Connection Fund are required to submit a post-event report within [insert time frame] after their participation in the event. The report should include a brief summary of their experience, the impact of the opportunity on their artistic practice, and any connections made with other artists or communities during the event.

How to Contribute:

Queerlective welcomes contributions from individuals, organizations, and businesses who wish to support BIPOC artists through the BIPOC Artist Community Connection Fund. To contribute, please visit our website or contact [insert contact details].


The BIPOC Artist Community Connection Fund by Queerlective aims to empower BIPOC artists, foster inclusivity, and build bridges between communities through the power of art. We invite eligible artists to apply for the fund and encourage contributions from generous supporters who share our commitment to amplifying the voices of underrepresented artists in the New England art community. Together, we can create a more vibrant and diverse artistic landscape that celebrates and uplifts all voices.

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