The grant organization has already announced $450,000 in grants to 18 literary and performing artists.
The $25,000 no-strings grant awards were designed to give artists the financial breathing room to focus on their art.
The grant recipients are also afforded professional development services to help with their career-building.
2010 Grant Recipients include:
- an art critic
- a flamenco choreographer
- songwriters working in hip-hop and garage-punk
- a R&B, hip-hop and spoken-word performer