SILVERMAN Proudly Sponsors The Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts

We are so grateful to be able to give back to the local arts community. SILVERMAN is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts, organized by the Jersey City Arts Council in partnership with local artist Shamona Stokes. This grant offers financial support and mentorship for young women of color pursuing an education, training, and/or career in the visual arts (sculpture, 2-dimensional work, drawing, painting, textiles, film, installations, murals, etc). Awards are based on artistic merit, evidence of commitment to a career in the arts, and financial need.


This grant is for female-identifying visual artists between the ages of 16-23. Priority will be given to women of color and those with financial need (documentation may be required).

Applicants must have a home address in Jersey City, or be pursuing their education in Jersey City.

Grantees will be required to submit reports of their progress midway through and at the end of the scholarship year.

Use of Grant

Scholarships will range from $1,000-$4,000, and can be put towards artistic training and growth, including but not limited to: educational programs, college, materials, self-education, studio space, lessons, projects, etc.

Scholarship recipients will be provided mentorship opportunities with professional women artists, including a welcome luncheon, opportunities to visit professional artist studios, virtual consulting, and collaboration on next steps at the end of the scholarship year.

Grant Panelists

The Antenna Grant review panel will include Bridge Gallery founder Cheryl Mack and local artists Theda Sandiford, Myssi Robinson, and Shamona Stokes.



Developed in partnership with artist Shamona Stokes, this scholarship grant will offer financial support and mentorship for young women in Jersey City pursuing a career in the arts. The program was initiated by Stokes, who sought to give back to the community by donating the profits from the sale of her large-scale sculpture Antenna. The grants are presented with further sponsorship from SILVERMAN and support from Monira Foundation, Shear Ozeri, and ESKFF.


Antenna” by Shamona Stokes


The Application Form can be found HERE.

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