Please see this insertion to the review criteria:

"Artists whose creative work has been recognized by local, regional, or national cultural organizations, leaders, artistic professionalsor other community advocates and leaders."

"Artistas cuyo trabajo creativo haya sido reconocido por organizaciones locales, regionales, o nacionales, por líderes de la comunidad, por profesionales del arte, o por otros líderes que aboguen por la comunidad."

This insertion was drafted and approved in response to BANF listening to community feedback. It is hoped this change will lower perceived barriers to entry for potential applicants. Updated language honors and recognizes creative work by artists of color who gain support from community leaders and advocates and who are not always recognized by a non-profit or commercial arts system.

The Review Criteria article has been updated to reflect this insertion.