DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > DePaul artist receives Art Matters Grant
By Maria Toscano /
November 16, 2020 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Laura Kina, director of Critical Ethnic Studies and Vincent de Paul professor in The Art School, received a 2020 grant from the Art Matters Foundation.
Kina is one of 37 grantees selected by the New York–based nonprofit. Each will be awarded a fellowship of $5,000. The grants are awarded annually to artists or collectives working in contemporary art or performance.
“The Art Matters fellowship is a huge honor and it came as a total surprise," Kina says. “As the foundation name implies, the organization funds 'art that matters.' It means a lot to me that the organization would want to help amplify the voice of an artist like me who makes work about being Okinawan-American."
Kina plans to use the grant to help publish her next project, “The Asian American Artists' Cookbook," which will feature original recipes from Asian American/Asian diaspora artists. The book will reflect how food has been used to connect, build and sustain diverse communities in their personal lives and artistic practices.