UN Decade for People of African Descent

Scholarships Awarded in Honor of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024

National Museum of African American History and Culture illuminated at night. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

In honor of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, two scholarships to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC and to create a work of art inspired by the museum experience, have been awarded by Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens to two New Hampshire residents of African descent.

The recipients will travel to Washington August 15-18, 2017 and will complete their work by September, 2017. They are free to work alone or collaborate with others in creating a work of art inspired by the museum experience, whether it be painting, poetry, photography, song, music, a story, craft, an illustration etc.

The art work will belong to the scholarship recipients and ABC World Citizens will have permission to post a copy of the work on their website along with a story about the museum trip itself.

ABC World Citizens is an educational, networking and small project scholarship resource for creative people in their efforts to learn, consult and reflect upon universal environmental, human rights and development goals for the purpose of expressing that new insight, directly or indirectly, in their creative work and community service. We look forward to this collaboration and journey through history and culture and the inspiration that comes from this experience.

The names of the awardees will be announced shortly. Look out for their work when it is posted to the ABC-WC website in late September 2017.