2024 Re:Generation Initiative for Grassroots Art And Justice Projects
October 2, 2023
County governments, State governments
Monument Lab is excited to announce Re:Generation – an open call for locally-grounded, grassroots art and justice projects in 2024. Re:Generation supports 10 teams of two or more individuals working together to create a new or expand an existing public art, public history, or public humanities project.
Donor Name: Monument Lab
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000
Monument Lab Re:Generation supports teams of two or more individuals working together to create a new or expand an existing public-facing project. They are committed to growing and sustaining the field by supporting and collaborating with grassroots artists, educators, organizers, researchers, and memory collectives while building purposeful relationships across locations.
For the 2024 round of Re:Generation they are emphasizing the selection of projects with creative representation and interpretation of erased, suppressed, or threatened stories and histories. They are especially encouraging applications for projects that have the potential to shift local and regional narratives, particularly in states which have passed legislation limiting the teaching of accurate and diverse American history.
Monument Lab recognizes that projects of this nature exist within a broad range of contexts and are most successful when grounded in local communities and developed with consideration for the unique relationships, conditions, and existing support networks present in each geographical location.
Through Re:Generation, Monument Lab is seeking to build a cohort of ten teams that reflect a broad diversity of commemorative practices, participatory research models, and geographic contexts.
Each selected Re:Generation team will receive a total of $100,000 in unrestricted funding towards their commemorative campaign or project.
Applications will be evaluated on the following core criteria and conditions:
The team explains how their local or regional context is primed for a meaningful intervention and/or structural change in representing its stories and histories.
The team relates how their proposed project engages with their local context through creative representation and interpretation of erased, suppressed, or threatened stories and histories.
The team demonstrates that the participatory collection of public ideas is a meaningful part of the proposed project.
The team communicates a clear plan for a physical and public presence for their project and a plan for public engagement and amplification of their project’s outcomes.
The team demonstrates that they have established relationships amongst coalitions in their city or region—especially those that are rooted within marginalized populations and communities, in and out of institutions, and across social justice movements.
For more information, visit Monument Lab.