The Tsadik Foundation supported AFIELD programme has announced its 2020 mentees: Andrea Yarbrough from the U.S., Theo Prodromidis from Greece, and Waysatta Fernández from Mexico. The three mentees will receive $1,500 in seed funding to develop their initiatives, as well as benefit from working with a mentor from AFIELD.
AFIELD – Fellowship for Social Initiatives from Arts and Culture – is a programme for artists and cultural producers who instigate social change. This is the second year AFIELD has opened a call for a mentee programme, and according to AFIELD, it received more than double the number of applications from almost 80 countries this year.
The three mentees, representing the U.S., Mexico, and Greece, are exploring areas of collaboration and regeneration across different communities through their projects. Yarbrough is pursuing an initiative called ‘in %: Black women’ that will invite women of colour in Chicago’s South Side to regenerate vacant spaces to encourage community engagement. Prodromidis’ project, ‘Laying down law’ will explore the participation and creative use of law in collaboration with the Open School for Immigrants of Piraeus. Fernández will be working on ‘Dominga… Pollination narratives’, a project to build an apiary in Santa Rosa Xochiac to breed a Latin American bee in danger of extinction.
AFIELD also offers a fellowship programme, which will be announced in December.