In 2018, the family of Mac Miller established a program called The Mac Miller Fund, which aims to support young musicians with resources to help realize their full potential through exploration, expression and community. The program has recently announced that they will be distributing 75 grants of $1,000 to artists who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color.
Recipients will be able to use the money on whatever they’d like. While $1,000 may not seem like the biggest amount of money to some, for others, it could mean the difference in whether they’re able to pursue their artistic dream.
Kelly Uranker, vice president of the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy, had this to say about the program’s new initiative:
The BIPOC Artist Micro-Grant program is a way for the foundation to carry forward Mac Miller’s creative and artistic legacy and his family’s vision for helping artists, particularly younger artists, recognize their full potential.
In order to apply for one of The Mac Miller Fund grants, you must live in one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Mercer, Lawrence, Somerset, Venango, Washington or Westmoreland. Applications are open until July 23. You can follow this link here to apply. Applications will be informed on decision on September 1.