The Audiofemme Grant
Since its inception in 2012, Audiofemme has consistently sought to uplift the voices of female and non-binary music writers in an industry dominated by male viewpoints, and to approach music and culture criticism from an intersectional feminist perspective. We moved to expand these principles to the artists we support with our platform last year with the first ever installment of the Audiofemme Agenda Artist Grant.
Designed to provide institutional support for artists and creators with priority given to those from the BIPOC and LBTQA+ communities, our first round of grantees surpassed even our wildest expectations. Kinlaw produced a series of cinematic, visually complex videos to accompany her expansive and moving solo debut The Tipping Scale. Em Boltz, one half of Philly experimental electronic duo Enchanted Forest, reconstructed the iconic Buchla Music Easel synthesizer using Eurotrack modules. Rachael Pazdan and Loni Landon of Four/Four Presents assembled a diverse cast of dancers and musicians to produce their ambitious outdoor summer series OPEN AIR. Performance art prog artist WSABI Fox is using documentary field recordings, including sounds from Red Hook Farms, plant meditations, and personal accounts from youth farmers in the form of spoken word and rap, to produce a site-specific mixtape to accompany a walking tour of Red Hook Harvest Festival.
We are thrilled to be a part of these innovative, high-reaching creative endeavors, especially in the midst of a pandemic that still keeps so many live performers and artists out of work. With all that said, we invite you to apply for our second installment of the Agenda Grant! Our next round of funding is now open. Application deadline is 01/09/2021.Application