As a part of their five-year initiative intended to support arts organizations rooted in communities of color as they explore strategies for achieving organizational resilience while retaining their relevance, The Wallace Foundation invites arts service organizations serving and prioritizing such arts organizations to propose research projects that answer important questions related to the arts communities they serve.
Projects should address key issues of importance to the work of the arts service organization while also providing important learnings about the field of arts organizations founded by, with, and for communities of color. Wallace invites arts service organizations to submit a proposal for one of two types of studies:
· A research planning and implementation grant, which includes a planning period to work with a research partner followed by the subsequent execution of a research project (up to $250,000).
· A research expansion grant, which proposes to scale up or refine an existing robust research design and implement an expanded research project (up to $500,000).