In response to the concerns, hopes, and recognitions that emerged from the 2021 organizational grants, BANF has engaged community-specific design teams with particular focus on the two most populous communities of color in Houston: Latinx/Hispanic and Black/African American artistic communities.
All applications will be reviewed by community readers and a selection of our Community Consultants. Those who self-identify as belonging to the Black and Latinx communities will be part of a parallel process conducted by our community-specific operational partners. The partners and the community-specific panelists will engage in dialogue about the interpretation and prioritization of the criteria to reflect nuance, cultural history, aesthetics, and representation according to their respective communities.
- Are a selected group of Latinx and Black-identified and -serving Round One grantees and community partners who connect multiple communities of artists.
- Worked with BANF Director to define and refine parameters, guidelines, criteria and review processes for this award opportunity.
- Serve as a first-round community-specific review of applications to help determine a slate of finalists
- Identify community-specific histories, nuance, and aesthetics that speak to Greater Houston’s Latinx and Black communities.
Excerpt from the General Information Session - Jan 10
See also: Non-Latino, non-Black BIPOC Applicants