As womyn entrepreneurs, we are too familiar with the many structures that restrict + make it hard for us to flourish. As we've grown our platform + community, we've remained mission-driven in creating space + economic opportunities for Black femmes, queer womyn + womyn on the gender spectrum. In 2018 we deepen our commitment to this mission with the Femme Noire Award.

This grant program, established by the Party Noire Collective + SOLAR House Studio will award a financial gift to a deserving femme of color in the creative industry. DJs, space makers, + event curators building community thru art or events in alignment with the Party Noire mission of creating safe space for Black womyn, femmes + LGBTQ folk are eligible for the award.

Funds raised through our Spring events will directly impact our community of Black womyn + femmes,  catalyzing an awardee's skill development + creative practice.

Who's Eligible?

This award is for all Black femmes + queer womyn along the gender spectrum ages 21+ in the creative industry. Applicants must reside in Chicago, IL. The grant recipient will be announced in June 2018, during our PRIDE celebrations.