The Long Table Foundation provides professional mentoring and grants for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian artists & creative entrepreneurs (including those of mixed race or ethnicity).
Candidates for grants and mentorship include artists working in commercial illustration & art licensing, as well as artists who are building product-based brands.
The application period for 2022 has closed.
In March, recipients will be notified and mentorships will begin.
All applicants will be contacted, including those not chosen.
About Our Mission
Diverse voices and points of view are woefully underrepresented in the overwhelmingly white world of commercial art and artist-driven brands. As veterans of this industry, we believe that directly sharing our knowledge, skills, and resources is a meaningful way to foster concrete change on multiple levels.
There is no road map to creative entrepreneurship (if only!), which means that having access to mentors is particularly important. Offering one-on-one mentorship and support (financial, strategic, and emotional) is a tangible way to help equip artists from culturally and racially marginalized groups with the tools and resources they need, in order for their work and perspectives to be seen, shared, and celebrated.
One of art’s most important functions is to reflect and represent the human experience, and we want to work toward a world in which this representation is as diverse and rich as humanity itself.