Projecting All Voices
Trenzando, performance by former fellow Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez, supported by Projecting All Voices. Photo by Katie Ann Franklin, image courtesy of the artist.
The Projecting All Voices Fellowship supports underrepresented artists from the Southwest region who are interested in exploring issues of racial equity in the arts. Fellows are part of, and work within, communities underrepresented in higher education and art institutions.
We support the advancement of artists from Southwest communities by activating ASU’s network of resources, including mentorship, unrestricted financial support, professional development experiences, opportunities to develop and present their work, and connection to experts in the field.
The fellows inform conversations about how educational and cultural institutions must adapt to prepare, support and advance the creative voices of a changing America through an equitable lens and framework of practice.
2022–2023 Projecting All Voices Fellows
Countermapping Arizona: Rebuilding BIPOC Artistic Ecosystems Across Borders is a project led by Jake Skeets, Diné poet and Projecting All Voices Fellowship alum. Funded by an NEA grant, Countermapping Arizona will convene a cohort of Indigenous artists in 2023, from across Arizona and the Borderlands, to remap the evolution of artistic ecosystems in urban, rural, indigenous and border communities, post-COVID-19.
The project brings together visual artists and poets to collaborate and design gatherings connecting the sovereign nations of Diné, Tohono O’odham, and urban and border communities in Sells and Flagstaff, Arizona. The project will culminate in a collaborative artwork, centering indigeneity and strengthening state-wide artistic networks of support for Arizona artists, students and communities. Participating artists include Makaye Lewis (Tohono O’odham), Sky Duncan (Apache/Hidatsa/Arikara/Mandan) and Manny Loley (Diné).