The Latinx Project at New York University has received a $1.3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to support and enhance its existing programming, research initiatives, and publications. The grant will also back the project’s development as a newly named provostial center—The Latinx Project: Interdisciplinary Center for Arts and Culture.
“The Mellon Foundation’s generous support attests to the vibrant present and future of Latinx Studies in American universities and represents a pivotal move in the national conversation around Latinx art culture and history,” says Professor Arlene Davila, founding director of the Latinx Project.
The Latinx Project was established in 2018 and now, as an NYU provostial center, will strengthen its engagement with the university community across schools and disciplines through additional support from the Office of the Provost.
Since its founding, the Latinx Project has been influential in developing a more inclusive and transformative vision of Latinx Studies and a leading force in promoting U.S. Latinx art, culture, and scholarship. The new funding will aid in cementing the project’s ongoing work, which includes the following:
An Artist in Residence program, in which artists are invited to participate in the NYU community.
A Curatorial Open Call for exhibitions that explore issues of relevance to the evolving Latinx community.
The Miriam Jiménez Román Afro Latinx Fellowship for scholars whose research advances Afro-Latinx studies.
A Public Humanities Fellowship, which offers graduate students the opportunity to gain career-building experience with local arts and culture organizations.
Intervenxions, an online publication featuring original writings, criticism, and interviews.
Currently, the Latinx Project is hosting two exhibitions: “Behind the Cloud: Interrogating Digital Technologies” and “Tinkuy: Converging Ecologies,” featuring Artist- in-Residence Pachi Muruchu. Both exhibitions are open to the public, Tuesday through Thursday, 11-5 p.m., until May 12.