Ekene Ijeoma receives 2019 Creative Capital award

MIT Media Lab

Creative Capital supports artists working in all creative disciplines, providing each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $50,000, for a total commitment of up to $100,000 per project. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed over $45 million in project funding and advisory support to 561 projects representing 700 artists.

Ekene Ijeoma received the award for The Green Book Project, a series of publications and interactive installations developed through storytelling and mapping workshops that reimagine the Negro Motorist Green Book for “traveling while Black” in today’s “New Jim Crows.” The series aspires to create visibility, accountability, and solidarity for the state of Black mobility and safety today as WEB Du Bois did for the state of Black life in America in 1900.

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