In the weeks to come, ALAA will be launching an emergency relief grant program in support of our colleagues who are suffering financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. There is no doubt that the current public health crisis has rippled and negatively impacted those of us working in museums and higher education. Many of our colleagues are facing furloughs, non-renewed/terminated contracts, decreased pay, or the dire consequences of hiring freezes.
ALAA plans to offer micro-grants of up to $500 to contingent professionals, graduate students, and independent scholars of Latin American and/or Latinx art who are most vulnerable to economic precarity.
Given our organization’s very modest budget, we will need to finance this program through voluntary donations. Your support, in any amount, would be greatly appreciated as these micro-grants will provide immediate and unrestricted funds to our colleagues most impacted by the pandemic.
You can make a donation via Venmo (@ALAA1979), and put “ALAA Covid Fund” in the description or via PayPal by clicking below and choosing “COVID Relief Fund” from the dropdown box.
We plan to open the call for applications by August 15. Please continue to check this page for updates! You can direct any inquiries to our Secretary-Treasurer, Lesley Wolff at Lesley.Wolff@ttu.edu.