Diggs has been named a 2016 Creative Capital Awards recipient, meaning she will receive up to $50,000 in direct funding and additional resources and advisory services -- such as financial consulting and communications support -- for her project!
About Latasha N. Nevada Diggs
A native of Harlem, writer, vocalist, and sound artist Latasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of Twerk (Belladonna Press, 2013) and Global Studies (2016), a collection of poetry that mimes the history textbook in structure, but at a closer look, is quite the opposite: The texts examine the ambiguity of history while employing multiple languages, mistranslations, and vernaculars.
She's also the author of three chapbooks: Ichi-Ban, Ni-Ban (MOH Press), and Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna Press). She also is credited with the album Television.
Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at The Kitchen, Museum of Modern Art, Exit Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, MoMA PS1, and the Walker Art Center.
As an independent curator and artistic director, Diggs has presented and directed literary/musical/theatrical events at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, WBAI, The Schomburg Research Center for Black Culture, BAM Café, Dixon Place, and El Museo del Barrio.
She is the cofounder and coeditor of Coon Bidness/SO4 Magazine with writer Greg Tate.
Her writing has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Fence, Ploughshares, The Black Scholar, P.M.S, LA Review, Jubilat, Everything But the Burden and Muck Works, among others.
Scholarships, Residencies & Fellowships
Diggs is associated with Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Eben Demarest Trust, Harlem Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Laundromat Project, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Black Earth Institute, and the U.S.–Japan Friendship Commission.