The Abaraka Awards are given to African American women as one-time grants, up to $3,000.

San Antonio Ethnic Art Society (SAEAS), in conjunction with collectors Aissatou Sidime-Blanton and Stewart Blanton, created the biennial grants to support artistic projects that further the careers of early- to mid-career female artists and arts professionals, while promoting art interests among female youth under the age of 21.

Abaraka grants are open to visual artists, art historians, curators, visual art educators, and conservators.

For the ArtS PRo


Hone your skills as a historian, curator, appraiser, conservator or educator.

ExhibitIon Help

Financial assistance to ship and showcase artwork. 

tHE Collection

View the artwork Aissatou Sidime-Blanton and Stewart Blanton have collected.

San Antonio Ethnic Art Society  Abaraka Awards Committee  19141 Stone Oak Parkway Box #104  San Antonio, Texas 78232

210/863-3497 * or 

Artist Grants

Create a series and explore creative concepts.

"Abaraka" means "Thank You" in Madinka. It's our way of giving thanks.

Next Biennial Application Deadline: June 30, 2021