"Abaraka" means "Thank You" in Madinka. It's our way of giving thanks.
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.
2017 Award Recipient: Lauren Woods "(Kind of) Bluebonnets"
Next Biennial Application Deadline: May 31, 2019.
We offer biennial grants to help you create your masterpiece and explore creative concepts.
Take a look at the artwork Aissatou Sidime-Blanton and Stewart Blanton have collected over the years.
San Antonio Ethnic Art Society Abaraka Awards Committee 19141 Stone Oak Parkway Box #104 San Antonio, Texas 78232
210/863-3497 * Abaraka@saeastx.org
Putting on exhibitions can be costly. We offer financial assistance to ship and showcase artwork.
For the arts professional who wants to hone her skills as a historian, curator, appraiser, conservator or educator.