The P.O.W.E.R. Project


What is The P.O.W.E.R. Project?

Preparation, Organization, Wonderment, Empowerment, Resistance

The Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN) join forces to present the P.O.W.E.R. Project over the course of the month of June 2017. In lieu our traditional arts programming, the Comfort Station will be transformed into an ‘empowerment hub’ with a series of lectures, discussions, happenings, self-care exercises, and much more led by artists and members from the community. The hope is that through series of engagements, people will be able to not only to lead their own actions but inspire others to take a stand against injustice and intolerance. The only way we can make it through these uncertain times is to do it together.


Felicia Holman
Jordan Martins
Brett Swinney
Mary Wells

Programming Team Leaders:

Tattiana Howard
Matt Robinson
Tselanie Townsend
Nina Yeboah


The POWER Grant

Through the month of June, we will be collecting donations at every event, and once basic production costs are covered all additional money collected will go toward a fund to provide three micro-grants to fund future art projects that fulfill the Power Project’s vision in some way. Anyone who directly participated with the project--by performing, presenting or organizing an event, or collaborating on a programming team--will be eligible to apply for the grants.

There will be one grant that is 50% of the total money going into the fund, and two that are 25% of the total.

The grant application will be available July 1st, with an August 1st deadline for proposals, and we will notify applicants by September 1st.

You can donate directly to the POWER Grant at any time in June through our fundraising campaign here!



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