Applying For Getty Grants

I just called the Getty Residential Grant people and they are closed due to the coronavirus. Alas, I took a First Step in being honored and esteemed as I should be. In talking to my niece on Christmas, we both were in tears at how much we had been betrayed and abused by people we loved, who worked with outsiders to take all they could from us – to the point we had become fearful recluses. We agreed to go foreward. I suggested we apply for some grants so the Creative Legacy we grew up in can be established in a functional, verses, dysfunctional, format. I have so many good ideas after reading what has long been available to us. Becuse the parasites still hover over head, I WILL NOT share those ideas. I have shared enough – for free!

Thanks to my therapist, I am seeing how my PTSD kept me away from people who loved me – on top of my alcoholism. With thirty-four years of sobriety, I would like to establish an academic program that deals with artists that suffer from several addictions, and how they can rescue and save their creative legacies. Saving their families can be achieved through Alcoholics Anonymous. We are dealing with a real disease, and real mental illness – that does hurt our children.

John Presco

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Residential Grants and Fellowships
While the Getty Foundation has many funding programs for scholars around the world, we also administer grants for scholars who come to work at the Getty Center on behalf of the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Trust.

Getty Rothschild Fellowship
In 2016, the Getty and the Rothschild Foundation announced the creation of the Getty Rothschild Fellowship, which supports innovative scholarship in the history of art, collecting, and conservation, using the collections and resources of both institutions. The fellowship offers art historians, museum professionals, or conservators the opportunity to research and study at both the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. The fellowship is invitation-only and administered by the Getty Foundation.

The inaugural fellow was Dr. David Saunders, a foremost expert in the area of conservation science who worked on museum and gallery lighting during the fellowship. The second fellow for 2017/18 was Dr. Thomas Campbell, the ninth director of The Museum of Metropolitan Art (2009–2017) whose research focused on the changing environment in which museums are operating and the ways art and cultural heritage can promote mutual understanding. The third fellow for 2018/19 was Dr. Tessa Murdoch, an expert in the history of decorative arts whose fellowship included study of Huguenot refugee art and culture from the Reformation to the 18th century. The fourth fellow for 2019/20 is Dr. Pascal Bertrand, a preeminent scholar of the history of tapestry whose fellowship will focus on a digital project related to the 18th-century pay registers of the Beauvais tapestry manufactory.

Getty Research Institute

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Projects connect to the Getty Research Institute’s annual theme.

Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars who are working on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual theme. The Getty Research Institute offers two residential Postdoctoral Fellowships made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Getty Predoctoral FellowshipsGetty Postdoctoral FellowshipsGRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships

African American Art History Initiative Fellowships are intended for scholars working at predoctoral, postdoctoral, mid-career, and senior levels, who focus on African American art and cultural history. Grants are supported by the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative (AAAHI).

Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for researchers requiring the use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute.

Making a meaningful difference to combatting white supremacy and racial injustice in the U.S. means committing to supporting organizations that are rooted deeply in—and trusted by—the African American and people of color communities they serve. This includes organizations that are grassroots and community-based as well as larger, national organizations, many of which are led by people of color. MCF also recommends considering organizations that meet the following criteria laid about by Marcus Walton, President & CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations:

Frame the issue—acknowledging how institutional barriers to progress persist today;

Focus on root causes
—prioritizing the elimination of social and political barriers to progress that systemically and disproportionately prohibit thriving within historically marginalized communities;

Disaggregate data—illustrating through historical analysis that the concept of race in America remains a determining variable for inequity across identity groups, as reflected in disaggregated data (i.e. cataloguing data according to racial, gender, class, geographical, sexual orientation and other categories). 

Here are some of our recommendations for your consideration (with organizations led by a person of color noted by asterisk):

Racial Justice Organizations

Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Blackbird works hand-in-hand with organizers, storytellers and advocates around the world to change the narrative and win long-term victories that impact Black lives.*

Note: Blackbird is fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy.

Black Futures Lab works with Black people to transform communities, building Black political power and changing the way that power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally. It works to understand the dynamics impacting Black communities, build the capacity of communities to govern, and engage and include Black people in the decisions that impact their lives. *

Note: Black Futures Lab is fiscally sponsored by Chinese Progressive Association.

Black Lives Matter
 is a global organization in the U.S., U.K., and Canada whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities. * 

Note: Black Lives Matter is fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation.

BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national training, coaching and technical assistance program focused on strengthening Black social justice infrastructure by transforming the practice of Black organizers in the US to increase their alignment, impact and sustainability to win progressive change. *

Note: BOLD is fiscally sponsored by Highlander Center

BVM (Black Voters Matter) Capacity Building Institute aims to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. BVM supports community-based organizations with funding, strategy, and technical assistance to help mobilize voters for elections at various levels and strive to obtain social justice throughout the year. *

Californians for Justice is a statewide, youth-powered organization fighting for racial justice, with a special focus in Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, and San Jose. It works to improve the lives of people of color, immigrants, those from low-income backgrounds, LGBTQ individuals, and those from other marginalized communities. It focuses its work on achieving relationship-centered schools, equitable school funding, and youth voice in democracy. *

Color of Change is a national online effort, driven by 1.7 million members, to move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. They use an innovative combination of technology, research, media savvy, and local community engagement to build powerful movements and change the industries that affect Black people’s lives—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Wall Street, Washington, prosecutor offices, capitol hills, and city halls around the country. * 

Equal Justice Society transforms the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Its strategy aims to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience. * 

Movement for Black Lives creates a space for over 100 Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions; develop shared assessments of the political interventions that are necessary to achieve key policy, cultural, and political wins; and convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a movement-wide strategy. *

Note: Movement for Black Lives is fiscally sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice.

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. It strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development, and voting. It includes a Bay Area chapter. *

Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes local voters to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting their lives. Their work focuses on three major goals—to build permanent political/electoral infrastructure, exercise and expand political influence, and align organizations and coordinate with other progressive forces. 

Note: Oakland Rising is fiscally sponsored by Movement Strategy Center.

Race Forward brings systemic analysis to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. It catalyzes community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. It is also home to a national network of local government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and hosts the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice. *

re:power fund is a team of organizers, strategists, and technologists dedicated to building transformative political power for BIPOC tied to the belief that by partnering with individuals, organizations, and coalitions across the country, leaders within these communities can create radical change. *

The Leadership Conference Education Fund (LCEF) provides public education, research, and trainings on civil rights and social and economic justice causes in order to promote and protect the human rights of all people and champion equal rights, justice, understanding, and mutual respect. All Voting is Local, a campaign housed at LCEF, fights to dismantle discriminatory barriers to the ballot so that every voter can cast a ballot that counts to achieve a democracy that works for us all. *

Young Women’s Freedom Center is a leadership and advocacy organization led by systems-involved women and transgender and gender non-conforming people of color who have grown up in poverty, worked in the underground street economy, and been criminalized. By offering safety, sister and siblinghood, economic opportunities, education, and healing, the organization builds self-determination and self-worth for those impacted by cycles of poverty, violence, exploitation, and incarceration.

Civil Rights

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland and where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. The program builds and centers the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants through community-building, political education, creating access to direct services, and organizing across borders. *

Note: Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project is fiscally sponsored by Transgender Law Center.

Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people by organizing, advocating, and creating an intentional community to heal, develop transformative leadership, and promote collective power. MPJI’s members are Black trans people and those committed to undoing white supremacy in all its forms who together seek to eradicate systemic, community, and physical violence that silences the community from actualizing freedom, joy, and safety. *

Note: MPJI is fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to promote the civil rights of people of color and to illuminate race-based discrimination, including its legal defense fund which fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and education. *

National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and same-gender-loving people, including people living with HIV/AIDS with a mission is to end racism, homophobia, bias, and stigma. *

National Urban League helps African Americans and others in underserved communities achieve true social parity, economic self-reliance, power, and civil rights. The League  romotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community  development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life. *

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