​2020 Visions of Justice Nominee Criteria

  • As ARTE is based in Brooklyn, the preference is for an individual residing in New York City or tri-state area. 

  • An individual who identifies as a woman of color and also applicants who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary. 

  • A visual artist who made a significant contribution in using their artistic practice to bring awareness to human rights issues and/or inspire social justice action in their local communities or across the globe. There is a preference for artists who work as muralists and visual public artists and muralists who have demonstrated a strong commitment to youth development, given the scope of ARTE’s work. 

  • The panel will consider collectives of artists, so long as that all of the criteria outlined above is fully honored. 

  • We strongly encourage the nominations of formerly incarcerated artists and individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system.

  • Self-nominations will be considered. 


The recipient will be determined by a panel of women-identified judges from the fields of art, design, culture and/or art education selected by ARTE. We are honored to include the following panel judges:

  • Jessie McGuire, ThoughtMatter

  • Kemi Ilesanmi, The Laundromat Project

  • Monica Montgomery Nyathi, Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center

  • Priyanka Dasgupta 

  • Robyne Walker Murphy, Groundswell Community Mural Project


The recipient will publicly receive the  award at our 2020 Visions of Justice fundraiser on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Each year, ARTE holds a fundraiser to raise much needed funds to support our programming across New York City. 


Nominations are open and will remain open until February 7th, 2020.

Nomination Form for 2020 Visions of Justice Award
Please confirm that the artist identifies as a woman of color, including folks who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary.
Please select which of the following you will email to info@artejustice.org to help us better understand this individual. Note, only nominations that include at least three of the below options will be considered.