ARTE's Visions of Justice Award, first of its kind in this field, honors a woman of color artist who has made significant contributions to their community. Nominations are open to New York–based women of color who utilize their growing visual arts practice to further human rights and social justice, either by bringing attention to issues directly impacting others and/or using the arts to share and amplify the narratives of their community. 

Learn about 2021 Visions of Justice Award recipient, Johanna Toruño.

2022 Visions of Justice Award Criteria


To qualify for ARTE's 2022 Visions of Justice Award, you must be:

  • A resident of New York City or New York State.

  • A woman of color.

  • A visual artist who uses their artistic practice to bring awareness to human rights issues and/or inspire social justice action in their community/around the world.

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

The award recipient will be honored on Friday, February 11 at our annual Visions of Justice fundraiser, and nominations will remain open until Saturday, January 2 at 11:59 pm ET. 

To nominate yourself or someone else, please click the button below.