Urban Word NYC

Region: New York City
Grant Duration: Four Years
Amount: $75,000

In 2016, Urban Word NYC received support in the amount of $2,500. In 2017, The Palette Fund renewed the grant for an additional four years with a total award of $75,000. Page Meets Stage: A partnership with elite literary organizations for marginalized communities to co-host events that place one youth poet in conversation and performance with an established, award-winning writer of the same identity. Fellows and writers from these prestigious organizations are paired with emerging teen poets from Urban Word NYC and will engage in dynamic reading and conversations about their works resulting in the creative and professional growth of young writers, providing a pipeline to professional networks and artistic communities. The aim of this program is to expose and connect fellows and writers with teen poets, and to give them opportunities to mentor and work with grassroots community organizations to celebrate their powerful and important voices.