We received a $30,000 grant from the Green Family Foundation Trust to launch new programs during our 2023 partnership cycle

WOPHA / 04.09.2023

We are pleased to announce receipt of a $30,000 award from the Green Family Foundation Trust (GFF) to launch the WOPHA Research Fellowship and other projects taking place during our 2023 partnership cycle.

The WOPHA Research Fellowship, made possible with leading support from the Green Family Foundation Trust, supports one exemplary research initiative by candidates such as scholars, curators, and artists, to be shared with the public through exhibitions and forums. The program funds the digital publication of innovative scholarship on women photographers from underrepresented communities. 

“WOPHA welcomes this opportunity to support emerging scholars through our first Research Fellowship program. This work will surely take root in the community and add vibrant scholarship that is produced by a roster of next-generation curators and art-historians,” states WOPHA Founder & Director Aldeide Delgado.

The partnership with GFF allows the launch of WOPHA’s upcoming exhibition, Welcome To My Volcano: WOPHA Artists in Residence, at Green Space Miami, from June 22 – August 20, 2023. Highlighting works by WOPHA’s first group of artists-in-residence, the show features photographers Amanda Bradley, Adama Delphine Fawundu, and Nadia Huggins.

The GFF funds support two additional initiatives: Braiding Roots, a community impact project that invites a woman photographer to document, through a photo-essay, the world of the Miami braiding industry. The other is the furthering of the digitization efforts of the Archive.

About the Partnership

Green Family Foundation is a private family foundation that provides seed grants to support holistic programs that empower entire communities. Green Space Miami is the Green Family Foundation’s art space. Guided by the Foundation’s principles of inclusion, community empowerment and education, Green Space Miami centers marginalized stories at the intersections of lived experience, hosted in a space for dialogue. The mission of Green Space Miami is to be a catalyst for action around critical social issues, collaborating with community partners and educational institutions.

WOPHA’s work with the Green Family Foundation Trust began in 2021, when WOPHA launched the world’s first-ever WOPHA Congress and inaugurated the exhibition Female In Focus in collaboration with 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography at Green Space Miami. Further support from the Trust was received in 2022 for the exhibition, Strange Territory, at the Betsy Hotel.

WOPHA 2023 programs are made possible with leading support from the Green Family Foundation Trust.

We operate with support from our dedicated board of directors and community partners El Espacio 23, Green Space Miami, Rubell Museum, and The Betsy Hotel. Programs are supported by the Florida Department of State, Division of Art and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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