SKETCH Spotlight Scholarships for Black Artists

As addressing social injustice and anti-Black racism takes on new urgency, we need a new wave of creative leaders. Leaders who have experienced the challenges that need to be changed. Leaders who will find new ways to address long-standing issues because of their lived experience.

It takes a visionary leader today to invest in the leaders we will need for tomorrow.

We hope you will lead the way in supporting a generation of young Black leaders by contributing to the SKETCH Spotlight Scholarship for Black Artists.

Each $5,000 scholarship provides young leaders with professional skill building workshops and training, art supplies and materials,  transportation, vending space, mentorship opportunities and pre-packaged meals. As well, participants would have and access to SKETCH’s 9,000 sq-ft space where they can safely develop their body of work towards public presentation.

Our goal is to support 15 young people develop their artistic, life and leadership skills and help them gain the confidence to be among a new generation of leaders who will pave the way to a re-imagined future by championing change at the local level.

Donate to the scholarship fund today at #BlackArtistsMatter


Meet our Matching Donor: Tony Chapman

Tony Chapman is a frequent contributor to mainstream media as the host of Chatter that Matters, and one of the youngest members inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends. Donating both his time and professional expertise to SKETCH, Chapman acts as a vital advisor to the organization. 

During the month of October, Tony Chapman will MATCH any donation made to SKETCH’s Fall Campaign in support of Black artists, up to a total of $10,000. That means that by donating today, you are DOUBLING the impact you have on the Black leaders of tomorrow.