The Sweet Magnolia Fund
The Sweet Magnolia Fund LLC is a mutual aid program with a mission to provide opportunities for Black Queer, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Lesbian, Gay, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Bisexual artists by US to further their artistic development to advance an inclusive and vibrant arts community as well as cultural shift in Mississippi.
(Mississippi Black Queer Musical Artists we celebrate at Soul Day Pride 2022 pictured left to right: Vitamin Cea, Ariel J., and Yung Jewelz)
Our first grant for $10,000 is from the Trans Justice Funding Project we will begin to be redistributed in Fall 2022. With this funding, we continue to fundraise as we provide micro grants between $500 to $5,000, with priority for Black TGNCQ & LGB artists in Mississippi, and as funding allows.
We support artists that create within and beyond mediums such as visual, performance, food, film, dance, etc. So(u)lday Sunday is the quarterly event where grantees will showcase their talents in a space that centers their art with an audience who most need to see and experience this art–while this space creates opportunities for expansion.
Please check back September 2022 application for eligible artists and donation page soon. Thank you so much!