MoCADA Selected as 2021 Art Dealers Association of America Foundation Grantee
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ACCRA, Ghana - eMusicWire -- The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) has been selected as one of six museums across the country to receive 2021 Art Dealers Association of America Foundation (ADAA Foundation) grants in support of exhibitions, community engagement programs, and curatorial research that advances art historical scholarship. Funded by members of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the nation's nonprofit organization of leading art dealers, the grants are awarded annually to small and mid-sized museums, archives, and art institutions across the United States.

Established in 1970, the ADAA Foundation is a distinct yet connected entity of the ADAA that aims to meaningfully contribute to the field of art and art history through its support of vital scholarship and curatorial research initiatives. Every year, art museums with an annual operating budget of under five million dollars are invited by the ADAA Foundation to apply for grants of $10,000 to $15,000 to support the development of new exhibitions, research, and programs.

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"We are pleased to be recipients of the 2021 ADAA Foundation grants which will support the research, development and programming for Ways & Means, a multidisciplinary group exhibition that explores the methods used to disseminate knowledge and stir calls to action within the Black community—charting a material history of community organizing and the liberation of Black people.  This exhibition builds upon MoCADA's mission of deconstructing traditional museum models, amplifying Black voices through a diverse range of disciplines and mediums, including media and will be presented in Spring/Summer 2022," shares Amy Andrieux, Executive Director and Chief Curator of MoCADA.

MoCADA's Ways & Means exhibition will celebrate the collective power of commentary in the Black community from newspapers to Black Twitter and explore the methods by which knowledge is disseminated, and calls to action are activated through the lens of Black political media, their makers, and the communities impacted.

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Every year, art museums with an annual operating budget of under five million dollars are invited by the ADAA Foundation to apply for grants of $10,000 to $15,000 to support the development of new exhibitions, research, and programs.

"The ADAA Foundation is supported entirely by ADAA members as a means of recognizing and further contributing to the broader arts community. After the successful expansion of the grant's scope last year to include digital initiatives and community engagement programs, we are pleased to support such a wide array of projects in 2021—from social impact activities to landmark exhibitions—that engage the public with art in innovative and critical ways," said Michael Findlay.
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