Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe performing spoken word poetry.

2020 Define American Fellow Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe reads a poem at an open mic.

Storyteller Support and Advocacy

Artists and storytellers who happen to be immigrants face systemic barriers accessing the resources and opportunities they need to tell their stories.

We support and advocate for immigrant storytellers through community-building, art world advocacy, and our fellowship.

We’re building a mutual support network for immigrant storytellers and advocating for systemic change in artist support for immigrant creatives so that existing opportunities are open to all — regardless of immigration status.

Our fellowship supports immigrant creatives in developing their practices and connecting with their local communities.

Research & resources

A soft illustration of a woman hunched over a burden in her arms.
Report

American Dreaming

The culmination of two years of research with 40 storytellers from the immigrant rights movement who bravely shared their stories through the Obama, Trump, and Biden eras of U.S. history, American Dreaming is a guide to better inform how we work with storytellers.

We partner with arts organizations and artists on resources and opportunities for immigrant creatives.