The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $261,500 to The Soze Agency to support its Returning Citizens Project. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on criminal justice reform. Michael Skolnik, the CEO of The Soze Agency, plans to use this grant to coordinate the launch of a formerly incarcerated artist network, with an initial group of five selected artists.
Update: In June of 2017, the Open Philanthropy Project added $45,000 to the original award amount to expand the group of initially selected artists. The “amount” above has been updated to reflect this.