Archiving Equity Initiative

Charles Sallée, Untitled (Head of a Woman), Oil on canvas, Collection of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

About: As a continuation of our goal to increase the visibility of Ohio’s African American artists, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve has established a fund to overcome financial barriers that can inhibit regional artists of color from archiving their work. Managed by the Cleveland Foundation, this fund seeks to diversify AAWR’s permanent collection, creating a more equitable representation of Ohio’s rich visual culture.



  • DONATE WITH PAYPAL Please put Archiving Equity in the notes field
  • Call our offices with a credit card – 216.721.9020
  • Send a check to the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 East 123rd Street, Cleveland OH 44106 Please put Archiving Equity in the memo


Donations may also be made online through the Cleveland Foundation who manages the contributing Artist of Color fund.