SheaMoisture is extending grace to Black women creatives in honor of Women’s History Month this year with the introduction of the Emerging Visionary Grant — a program dedicated to supporting women who are using their art to make a difference in their communities.

The Emerging Visionary Grant — a $50,000 funded opportunity — is meant to amplify the voices of modern Black women and  “empower and nurture the change makers who are creating history while servicing their communities.”

The grant program — in partnership with cultural education platform Good Mirrors — is open to Black women artists, filmmakers, writers, and more across other creative areas.

The ideal candidate is a creator who’s in the process of building up their influence in their community and has an existing platform filled with work that showcases how they’re uplifting it.

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Applications for the grant program close today, and those interested can apply here.

A judging panel comprised of Good Mirrors and SheaMoisture representatives will then review and identify 10 grantees to receive $5,000 grants each. Winners will be announced later this month.

Additionally, grantees will have the opportunity to join SheaMoisture’s SheaList community of growing businesses. These individuals will then be able to attend workshops, access educational opportunities, and gain insights from thought leaders supportive of their growth as creatives and the social changes they’re making.

This grant effort is a first for SheaMoisture this year after successfully awarding $1 million in relief and community support grants to Black creators and entrepreneurs who encountered obstacles in 2020.

SheaMoisture over the last few months has rolled out a series of programming and grants to support Black communities, and this latest initiative of its standing commitment is directly investing in Black women’s dreams.

For more information about the Emerging Visionary Grant, click here.