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Grants to New York City Artists of Color for Digital Media Artwork Projects

En Foco Media Arts Work in Progress (WIP) Fund

GrantWatch ID# 200322
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
En Foco and BronxNet

Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/14/23
Deadline: 01/27/23 11:59 PM

Grant Description
Grants of $2,000 to New York City African, Asian American, Latino, and Native artists for digital media artwork projects. Eligible mediums include, but are not limited to, video, film, sound art, experimental processes, multi or mixed media, interactive-non-interactive installation, and other works using digital processes. Selected proposals will be exhibited on the En Foco Website and featured at the 2023 En Foco Media Exhibition.

The Support Grant is designed to support New York City artists of color who engage with Digital Media technologies within their art-making processes. The award will focus solely on works that need support toward the completion of a current work in progress, which demonstrates the highest quality of work and potential as determined by a panel of peers, and industry professionals. All innovative interpretations of Digital Media will be considered, requiring a critical digital aspect in both the process and product.

Only Works In Progress submissions will be considered for the award. Entries may include but are not limited to: 

  • Film (Narrative, Non-linear, Genre Specific… etc.)
  • Video (Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Contemporary Approaches to the moving image… etc.)
  • Interactive/Non-Interactive Installation (Digital Painting, Digital Sculpture, site-specific Installation Works… etc.)
  • Multi or Mixed Media (Works using one or more medium, or processes) 
  • Experimental and Immersive Processes (Augmented or Virtual Reality technology, Immersive sound, Biomechanical processes, Alternative Processes, Earth Art,,.. etc.)
  • Sound Art
  • Other (Any works using digital processes that do not rely solely on photography)


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible Applicants:
- Artists of Latino, African, Asian American heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.
- Must be a resident of New York City for the past year at the time of submission and must show proof of residency.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Collaborating artists are eligible to apply, but only one artist can submit the application.

Who Cannot Apply:
- Graduate or undergraduate students matriculated in a fine art and/or photography degree program at the time of application submission.
- En Foco board members and staff are ineligible to apply.
- BronxNet TV board members and staff are ineligible to apply.

Completed projects are ineligible. Entries that are traditional Photography and that the final product results in still imagery will not be considered. However, projects with other mediums and media that include photo-based processes will be considered.

Pre-Proposal Conference
En Foco Media Arts Fund: How-t0-Apply Session #2
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 4-5pm
The session will focus on the application process, and feature a Q&A Session with En Foco staff. First time applicants are encouraged to attend.

To Register please visit:

Pre-Application Information
Application Opens: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 12:00am

Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023 , 11:59pm

The grant recipients will be notified via email.

The recipients will each receive $1,500 upon notification of the award with the balance of $500 to be remitted at the completion of your progress interview in November 2023.

Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
The recipients will each receive a $2,000 support grant. Selected proposals will be exhibited online, on the En Foco Website, and featured at the 2023 En Foco Media Exhibition.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For questions about the guidelines and application process, please contact:

En Foco, Inc.
15 Canal Place
Bronx, NY 10451
Call: (917) 503-8017

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