FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, an artist collective and activist effort founded by Hannah Brancato '07, '11 (Fiber BFA, Community Arts MFA) and Rebecca Nagle '08 (Fiber BFA), was recently named winner of the 2016 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. This prestigious honor includes a $25,000 fellowship for artists living and working in the Greater Baltimore region and the opportunity to exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
FORCE is currently comprised of a 30-member, national team. Their efforts have been felt nationwide-going viral during a provocative social media campaign and literally blanketing city streets and green spaces across the country through the large-scale, collaborate fiber piece, The Monument Quilt.
Learn more about Brancato and Nagle's efforts to upend attitudes surrounding rape culture.