The IPRC’s mission has always been about access and empowering alternative paths to publishing for vital work & unique voices. To fulfill our mission better, we’ve introduced the IPRC BI/POC Artist & Writer Residency to specifically support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists and writers to develop and create their art, and to share with the wider community.
We give artists and writers time, financial (in the form of ~$3k stipends) and community support, as well as resources to create.
2020 Residency Recipients
We’re so happy to announce the 2020 awardees of the IPRC Artists & Writers in Residence Program!
Salimatu Amabebe (@salimatuamabebe) is a chef and an artist. They’ll be working on a project called Black Convenience, which reimagines the food packaging of a minimart to celebrate Black history and lineage.
Jessica Mehta (@bookscatsyoga) is an interdisciplinary artist and poet working at the intersection of digital media. She’ll be working on emBODY poetry, a project that incorporates both VR and screen printed objects.
Paulina Ramirez (@lapaushi) is a visual artist and DJ who will be working on a zine project about music, race identity, politics, as well as the workshop series Escuelita de la Memory.
Susan Sondheim is an artist and writer. She’ll be creating an illustrated zine with essays about the Burgerville Workers Union (BVWU).
And Melanie Stevens (@brownivyx) is a writer and artist who will create the textile installation If You’re Watching This It’s Too Late, and the corresponding 10-Part graphic mini-zine horror/historical series Retribution.
These artists and writers will receive support to develop or complete a project over an intensive summer residency. We’re so thrilled to support each of their work! More soon…