Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Launch a Writing Fellowship Focused on Mass Incarceration through Art for Justice Fund
Last November, the Art for Justice Fund, launched by collector Agnes Gund with the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to address issues related to mass incarceration, announced its first round of grant recipients.
Four months later, we're seeing the fund’s vision play out through its support for one of its inaugural recipients, PEN America, which recently announced a new Writing for Justice Fellowship.
The fellowship will commission six writers to create written works of "lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration" and "ignite a broad, sustained conversation about the dangers of over-incarceration and the imperative to mobilize behind rational and humane policies."
The fellowship is open-genre, and proposed projects may include—but are not limited to—fictional stories, works of literary or long-form journalism, theatrical, television or film scripts, memoirs, poetry collections or multimedia projects.
Fellows will receive an honorarium of $10,000 and may request up to $5,000 in additional funding for travel and research...