Following in the footsteps of Black feminist intellectuals such as Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks, Alexis Pauline Gumbs discusses being awarded a creative writing fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The National Endowment for the Arts announced its first round of recommended awards for the fiscal year 2022, totaling nearly $33.2 million, $540,000 of which was awarded to 28 North Carolina grant recipients.
In its continued effort to support the arts sector through the pandemic, the North Carolina Arts Council distributed $7.9 million in grant funds to arts organizations and artists across the state in FY21-22. The source of these funds was a combination of state, federal, and private dollars. The Arts Council awarded 378 grants in 12 categories.