Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora has announced that it has been approved to receive a $40,000 art project grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This grant supports a special issue of Outta Sight!/Sonic Bodies in the Galaxy of Black Listening, edited by Duriel E. Harris and guest his editor girlfriend Tracie Morris. This is one of 1,251 art project grants totaling approximately $28.8 million he announced by the NEA as part of the first round of grants for fiscal year 2023.
“The NEA is proud to support arts projects in communities across the country,” said Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson. “Projects like this with Obsidian strengthen the arts and culture ecosystem, provide a level playing field for artistic participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and economies. ”
“As Obsidian begins to explore nearly 50 years of continuous publishing, this grant will help us stay focused on our mission to foster Black imagination, innovation and excellence.” NEA We appreciate their support and look forward to the publication of this year’s Black Listening special issue in print and online,” said Tara Reeser, Managing Editor of Obsidian.
For more information on other projects included in the NEA grant announcement, please visit arts.gov/news.
For more information on obsidian: Literature and art in the African diaspora, see https://obsidianlit.org.