Filmmaker Ava DuVernay

Filmmaker Ava Duvernay Establishes Grant For Women of Color

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Filmmaker and showrunner Ava Duvernay has created a $250,000 grant for women of color. According to Forbes magazine the program, called ARRAY Grants, will be administered through ARRAY Alliance, Duvernay’s non-profit foundation for filmmakers.

The funding will specifically be dispursed to arts advocates, filmmakers, journalists, regional film festivals, and other grassroots organizations that have the goal of changing the narrative for women and people of color.

$10,000 worth of grants have already been donated to several organizations including UrbanWorld Festival, Lumbee Film Festival, Sankofa Film Society, Cinema Detroit, the Houston Museum of African American culture, Gary International Black Film Festival, and others.

Submission for the grants is by nomination only and recipients are determined by an independent committee made up of philanthropists, entertainment moguls and academic scholars.

For more details about the program, visit ArrayNow.com or follow Ava Duvernay on Instagram @Avareports that the grant program will be administered through ARRAY Alliance, Duvernay’s non-profit foundation that is dedicated to independent film projects. The funding will specifically be dispursed to arts advocates, filmmakers, journalists, regional film festivals, and other grassroots organizations that have the goal of changing the narrative for women and people of color.

$10,000 worth of grants haves already been donated to several organizations including UrbanWorld Festival, Lumbee Film Festival, Sankofa Film Society, Cinema Detroit, the Houston Museum of African American culture, Gary International Black Film Festival, and others.

Submission for the grants is by nomination only and recipients are determined by an independent committee made up of philanthropists, entertainment moguls and academic scholars.

For more details about the program, visit ArrayNow.com or follow Ava Duvernay on Instagram @Ava

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