“Funding disparity is not new to those working with POC-serving organizations and artists of colour seeking support and resources. In his book Many Voices, Many Opportunities (1993), historian Clement Alexander Price argues that in the United States, art produced by artists of colour is seen as relevant only to individuals and communities of color, while white European art is perceived to have universal relevance, reflecting the human experience at large. This prejudice is rooted in a long history of Western imperialism, slavery, and continuing systemic racism, which results in segregating the work of artists and arts organizations of colour. Community stakeholders point out that folk, urban, and traditional arts are often seen as distinct from contemporary art. This limited framing further restricts the funding pool for artists of colour.”
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