Black Speaker Fund 2020

Black Speaker Fund Information

The 2020 Black Speaker Fund is now closed.

MCN recognizes that our Black colleagues are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, furloughs, layoffs as well as civil uprisings related to the ongoing violence against Black individuals. For these reasons, we invite registrants to donate toward a special fund to be equally distributed among self-identified Black conference speakers, aimed at providing at least $50 per speaker. The more money raised, the greater the amount per share to support our community.


Your contribution will help support the voices of Black colleagues within the cultural sector. It is one step in a much greater movement to rectify the injustices that are inherent in museums and beyond.

Scroll down to Donate to Black Speaker Fund. You can donate without registering for MCN 2020 VIRTUAL.


If you are a Black speaker interested in being a recipient of this fund. Applications are closed.

Applicants will not be asked for verification nor announced publicly. A few MCN Board members will be the sole administrators with access to personally identifying information.