Professor Alisha Wormsley’s Collaborative Project Receives $150K Grant

Three photographs of women with babies

“Sibyl’s Shrine,” a collaborative project by Naomi Chambers, Jessica Gaynelle Moss (BFA ’09), and Professor Alisha Wormsley, is one of six projects to receive a grant from the first iteration of The Heinz Endowments’ Just Arts program. “Sibyl’s Shrine” is a Hill District-based residency program will offer technical and professional development opportunities for black mothers who identify as artists, creatives, and activists.

The new Just Arts program supports artists, organizations, and communities who harness the power of the arts to respond to social issues affecting the Pittsburgh region and beyond. For this first grant cycle, six projects will receive grants totaling $434,750. The projects chosen for funding will create artistic work and cultural programming in response to critical social challenges and instances of injustice in the Pittsburgh region, contribute to individual and community well-being, and envision solutions.

Grant announcement