Professor Wormsley Awarded Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant

Posted on November 16, 2020

Professor Alisha Wormsley is among the recipients of the latest round of Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants, a joint program of The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation. This cycle, the program awarded $456,000 to individual artists and art programs.

Wormsley’s grant will support her ongoing project “Children of NAN,” an archive of objects, photos, video footage, film, sounds, philosophies, rituals and performances that will serve as a survival guide for Black women by Black women, much like the Green Book documented safe travel for Black people. The archive will draw on ancient knowledge, art, social practice and mysticism.

Grant announcement