We received a $100,000 donation from the Pérez Family Foundation as part of the CreARTE Grants Program

WOPHA / 11.11.2023

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) named 2023 CreARTE Grant Recipient, receives $100,000 donation from The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation.

Pérez Family to Distribute $5 Million in Grants to 39 Cultural Organizations Supporting and Enhancing Miami-Dade County’s Artistic Ecosystem.

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) announces that it has received a generous donation of $100,000 from The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation (the Pérez Family Foundation), as part of the third edition of the Pérez CreARTE Grants Program (CreARTE). The grants, which total $5,000,000, will be distributed over the next two years and benefit 39 cultural organizations across Miami-Dade County to help cultivate a more vibrant, connected, and stimulating arts ecosystem.

“The CreARTE program was born of our family’s desire to expand the transformative power of South Florida’s arts community,” said Jorge M. Pérez, internationally recognized philanthropist and founder of the Pérez Family Foundation. “Over the past four years, we have remained dedicated in our mission to help identify and support organizations that add to Miami-Dade County’s unique, vibrant cultural landscape. Every year, we are blown away by the talent and vision of our applicants. We look forward to following their professional achievements and contributions to our region in the years ahead.”

“WOPHA is honored to be a first-time CreARTE partner! The supported programs build scholarship and awareness of women’s photography practices and artistic contributions, furthering Miami as a meeting place for the international photography community,” states Aldeide Delgado, WOPHA Founder & Director. 

Embracing the power of women, photography, and free expression, the expanded two-year WOPHA Research fellowships and WOPHA Artist-in-Residence Program allow artists and scholars to come into contact with the contemporary art scene in South Florida, exhibit in Miami for the first time, and devote themselves to creative endeavors while interacting with the local community. 

WOPHA’s mission is to highlight the contributions of women and non-binary photographers to modern and contemporary art in order to rewrite the artistic canon and provoke social change. The organization fosters a more diverse and equitable world by providing a permanent archive for future generations that preserves, documents, and promotes women photographers’ work while being a driving force for innovative thinking and discussion about the role of women in photographic arts. 

About CreARTE

Since 2019, CreARTE has made a total investment of $10 million across 45 unique organizations in Miami-Dade County. This investment has enabled these organizations to reach hundreds of thousands of individuals through grant-supported programming, capacity building, and impact assessment.

CreARTE is made possible through a unique partnership between the Pérez Family Foundation and The Miami Foundation, a pillar of the local nonprofit community that currently manages close to $445 million in philanthropic funds. 

About The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation

The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation fulfills the philanthropic vision of Jorge M. Pérez, chairman and CEO of The Related Group, and his family to develop South Florida as an exemplary world-class urban center. The family foundation promotes sustainable, inclusive, and just communities by supporting programs and organizations focused on arts and culture, health and well-being, education, environment, and economic development – with a particular preference for programs and organizations that could serve as models for other urban centers. Since 2015, the family foundation has committed $43.6 million in support of nearly 150 non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit jmperezfamilyfoundation.org.

About The Miami Foundation

The Miami Foundation builds the philanthropic, civic, and leadership backbone for Greater Miami. Since 1967, the Foundation has invested $505 million to strengthen our community with partnerships and contributions from more than 1,000 fundholders and 35,000 donors. The Miami Foundation, which currently manages over $445 million in assets, mobilizes donors, nonprofits, leaders, and locals to set a bold vision for our community’s future and to invest in a stronger, more equitable, more resilient Greater Miami. For more information, please visit miamifoundation.org.

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