VSCO Voices is a grant program that supports creators who empower marginalized communities through art. VSCO Voices is a six-month grant program run by VSCO and Access Ventures. VSCO is an art and technology company. Celebrating creativity above all else, the VSCO app - a refreshing space void of ads, public likes, or comments - offers creators access to powerful photo editing tools and an inspiring community to learn from. Both Access Ventures and VSCO believe in the power of providing creators with the support needed to spread diverse perspectives. The cultivation of conceptually rich and beautiful art is essential to the health and development of communities in the US.
The VSCO Voices program supports creators who use art as their vehicle to give voice to marginalized communities in the United States. Each year, five grant recipients are selected and placed into a cohort that will receive mentorship and $20,000 in funding to carry out a creative project that will give voice to an underrepresented community in the United States. In 2018, the project theme is Home, a universal concept that transcends race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, and religion. Together, grant recipients will explore what home means to a marginalized community living in the United States today. As creators, we possess the power to uncover and capture voices not heard. Use your medium as a microphone for those who don’t have their own.