2024 Art + Social Justice Fellow:
Aisha White

VisArts’ Art + Social Justice Fellowship
VisArts’ Art + Social Justice Fellowship is open to visual activists whose current research, curatorial or visual activist practice and passion center on social, racial, economic, and/or environmental justice.

The year-long experience, which includes a $6,000 stipend and free studio space, is an opportunity to explore how thoughtfully curated art, dialogue, communication, and collaborations between artists and communities can productively navigate political flashpoints, chronic systemic inequities, and entrenched perspectives to inspire change toward a more equitable, just, and inclusive society.

VisArts’ 2024 Art + Social Justice Fellow: Aisha White 

Aisha White is a cultural organizer, artist, and researcher with a passion for community building and social impact. A majority of her work centers supporting her community of artists to build and grow their projects, while her personal practices focuses on public health and fellowship.

White’s background in social enterprise, community engagement, and sustainable development has informed her passion for socially engaged art. Her research in ethics and project development has led her to take a trauma-informed approach to her work. White’s artistic process focuses on problem identification and visual expression, often starting with inquiry and collaboration.

White is the founder and director of RUMA Collective, an artists support network. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in cultural policy in arts, enterprise, and development from the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK). She also holds a certificate in mixed reality design from Oxford University.