Dr De Veaux has been selected to receive this year’s Pamela Sneed award for Black Queer Art Mentorship Arts and Organizers through the Queer Arts project. The award ceremony took place at the Whitney Museum on 10th November, 2022.
The Pamela Sneed Award for Black Queer|Art| Mentorship Artists and Organizers is a $10K prize acknowledging Black Mentors and Fellows from the QAM community who uplift critical histories of Black queer mentorship and uphold guiding principles like intergenerational exchange, collective care, preservation of Black queer legacies.
Judges Justin Allen, Pamela Sneed, and Stephen Winter remark, “Alexis De Veaux is a pioneering force within the LGBTQIA community. Her expansive practice is wide-ranging: from poetry and journalism to children’s literature… As a writer, educator, and public speaker, Alexis’s longstanding dedication to mentorship is clear across fields and generations. To be in the presence of her generous wisdom and infectious spirit is to be inspired.”Queer Arts