Philadelphia, PA Jan 11, 2023- Cambodian American Girls Empowering of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia (CAGE), an arts and culture nonprofit, is proud to announce that it is among the 24 distinguished recipients of a Wingspan grant. This major initiative by PA Humanities is part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration. The grant aims to help BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and rural organizations committed to community-based humanities work soar by providing financial support, amplifying their voices, and cultivating new space for creativity and connection.
“This is another important step towards bringing greater equity to the humanities in Pennsylvania and helping these organizations to really spread their wings,” said PA Humanities executive director Laurie Zierer.
As a Wingspan recipient, CAGE is set to receive significant financial support, which will be instrumental in supporting the implementation of free and low-cost Cambodian American arts and culture programs and performances. This funding will enable them to further their mission of creating courageous and sustainable spaces for the exploration of arts and culture.
In addition to financial support, CAGE will join the Wingspan Learning Community composed of 24 grantees in two special learning cohorts (BIPOC and rural). Kicking off in January 2024, they will meet regularly to discuss topics like equitable access to the humanities, building belonging for new audiences, navigating the challenges of leadership, and how cultural work can provide spaces for residents to explore and better understand our ever-changing world.
"The opportunity to connect with other practitioners across PA and have the capacity to focus on our people, programming, and planning will reshape how we consider arts and culture programming for Southeast Asian communities in the US and beyond", said Lanica Angpak, Director of CAGE.
Funding for Wingspan is made possible with the generous support from Spring Point Partners, and additional funding from PA Humanities, individual donors and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
For more information about CAGE and its upcoming projects, please visit www.cagempowering.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org