Right of Return USA Fellowship

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Right of Return USA Fellowship


Right of Return Co-Chairs Jesse Krimes and Russell Craig and The Soze Agency are proud to announce the fourth year of the Right of Return USA Fellowship, generously funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Art for Justice Fund, and Open Philanthropy. The fellowship program will continue to invest in formerly incarcerated artists, supporting the creation of original works produced in partnership with advocates and organizers to further criminal justice reform efforts. In this fourth year, we will be awarding a diverse group of 6 artists a grant of $20,000 each to support a project aimed at reforming our criminal justice system. The 2022 fellows will join a rich community of culture-shaping artists.

If selected, Right of Return fellows will be asked to commit to participating in a group retreat in spring 2022 and be invited to a multi-cohort retreat in late 2022. The Right of Return retreats are meant to foster community, develop political advocacy skills, and support practice sustainability. If COVID-19 makes in-person convening impossible, abbreviated versions of the retreat will be held online.

Visit the website link for more information and to apply.