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PandemiDiarios

PandemiDiarios, is a microgrant program, funded by the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, to support students, academic professionals, and community-based artists and practitioners in creating works reflecting on the human experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The term pandemidiarios comes from blending "pandemic" and "diarios" (diaries). 

The concept of PandemiDiarios emerges as a response to these day to day human moments, experiences, reflections, and creative responses during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for those who have been disproportionately affected. Racial and ethnic minorities; the elderly; health, service, and other essential workers; and socioeconomically disadvantaged members of our community are facing the worst of this crisis. PandemiDiarios is thus an attempt to center these experiences from the perspective of those who live them.

In June 2020, sixteen creators and creative teams received microgrants through this program and this exhibit showcases the collection of the creative works that they produced using visual art, video, audio and interviews.