Arts & Culture Projects

Read about grantees who have received funding for their Arts & Culture project from a Pollination Project grant.

Lisa Aissaoui – AfroShoot


AfroShoot is a platform with the mission to foster the conversations between sub-Saharan and North Africa, between the continent and its diaspora to reach out to the world and share unseen narratives to the mainstream while supporting photographers and nurturing a new synergy. African photographers are under-represented. Medias are western-centred [...]

Alicia Kester – Yesterday (A Film)


“Yesterday” a film project tells the story of 11-year-old Allegra, who's mother has just died, and 16-year-old Marine, who is being sold by a human trafficker. As they face these life-altering traumas, the girls find strength in each other. Created in conjunction with Light Show Pictures, SunKissed Productions, and Wahala [...]

Jasmine Fuego & Abrah Dresdale – Regenerative Design For Change Makers


The Regenerative Design for Change Makers (RDCM) training in Oakland, California, facilitated by social permaculture teachers and performance artists uses the regenerative design process, mindfulness techniques, and artistic ritual to support the development of change making projects within a 'Social Design Lab.' Through this project, a curated group of participants, [...]

Black History 101 Mobile Museum – 5th Element Collectors and Curators Society


The 5th Element Collectors and Curators Society is the first educational outreach initiative of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. In the summer of 2018, Black History 101 Mobile Museum founder Khalid el-Hakim will facilitate a series of workshops for high school students in the city of Kalamazoo, MI focusing on the various things students collect.

Maya Diaz-Villalta – Naturalmente Indigena


 Naturalmente Indigena is a youth-led project that aims to organize activities to maintain our connection to Mother Earth, indigenous ceremony, and promoting advocacy and awareness of environmental and indigenous causes. Naturalmente Indigena's goal is to have children of color connect with their culture and environment, and encourage higher education.

Kelsey Crowe Ph.D. and Tracy Mulholland – Empathy Short Film


The organization Help Each Other Out will create a short film about empathy intended for wide online distribution. Based on Dr. Crowe's acclaimed Empathy Bootcamps and book There Is No Good Card for This, co-authored with Emily McDowell, the film will display what it really takes to offer empathy in times of suffering.

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