Arts & Culture Projects
Read about grantees who have received funding for their Arts & Culture project from a Pollination Project grant.
Increase the Piece, founded by artivist (activist + artist) Honey Gold, is an organization that aims to create a platform for creative artists and entrepreneurs of indigenous and African descent to promote and experience holistic healing through music therapy and appreciation. At their next Oakland community festival planned for July 2017, the
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is a collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture, which has been personally collected over the past 26 years by mobile museum founder, Khalid el-Hakim. Beginning as a small private collection, Khalid
Think Green: if you want to help people and save the planet, then Petals with a Purpose is for you! Each week, volunteers, people with a social conscious, and individuals with and without intellectual disabilities create natural gifts of beauty using recycled items destined for the landfill like soup cans
When outside visitors come into the prison setting—even for a one-off experience—it brings a taste of home into the walls: a boost of vibrancy, humanization, a sense of normalcy, creativity, hope, and joy. Recognizing the transformative power of arts, The Humans That We Are Prison Poetry Tour is a reimagined
Nicholas Yiu and Matt Hong are the founders of Mixathon48, an organization dedicated to making music technology education accessible to everyone and revolutionizing how music is taught today. Mixathon48 was founded in 2015 while the two were students at UC Berkeley, and it is currently run by Cal students and
McKay's Music Movement is filling the gap of rapid school budget cuts—which ultimately leads to removing music education programs and other electives from the school curriculum—by providing free music lessons, workshops, college and scholarship assistance to low-income students of all ages throughout Broward and Miami-Dade county.
Surviving Solitary is an exhibit that documents the personal belongings of Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 collected during his 42 years of solitary confinement in Louisiana state prisons. Led by artist Maria Hinds, the project is in collaboration with photographer Matthew Thompson, the now deceased Herman Wallace and other