We are proud to share that LEIMAY is spearheading the Cultural Solidarity Fund Administered by the Indie Theater fund!
We have been able to thrive because of the generosity of our communities and we are committed in return to honoring environments of abundance, in which we can share our resources and encourage others with greater resources to support artists and cultural workers.
LEIMAY has spent many volunteer hours working to organize the fund, and we are extremely proud of this endeavor. With $47,287 already raised, join us in amplifying the cause, or learn how you can apply to receive support!
ABOUT THE CULTURAL SOLIDARITY FUNDRight now, 62% of arts and cultural workers are entirely unemployed, including more than 69% of Black and Indigenous artists and artists of color. Creative workers will face an average individual loss of $22,000 each in 2020. The new Cultural Solidarity Coalition is inviting NYC arts and cultural organizations and others who care to join them in building and supporting the CULTURAL SOLIDARITY FUND for individual artists and cultural workers to ensure that these artists and workers make it through this critical time.
This new Fund will award $500 relief microgrants to individual artists and cultural workers.
The Cultural Solidarity Coalition’s message to its fellow NYC arts and cultural organizations is simple: When we come together in solidarity, we let our artists and workers know that we see them and stand with them; we let our funders know that the entire ecosystem needs support; and we let our elected officials know that we will get through this time only by working together to make sure the city we envision supports artists, workers, and cultural organizations of every size in every neighborhood. When we come together in the spirit of generosity, we all show that we care.
With a challenge grant of $25,000 from The Indie Theater Fund, the cultural community plans to raise at least $50,000 towards the Cultural Solidarity Coalition’s first benchmark goal of $75,000 by January 31, 2021.
FOR OUR ARTIST FRIENDS AND CULTURAL WORKERS IN NEED
The application for this Fund will open at the beginning of February 2021. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), immigrant, and disabled artists and cultural workers.
Stay tuned to the CSF website for updates!
FOR LEADERS OF ARTS/CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
If you are an arts or cultural organization in NYC, we invite you to join the Cultural Solidarity Coalition in campaigning to make a meaningful contribution to a joint Cultural Solidarity Fund that will provide direct relief for artists and cultural workers.
Sponsor a Grant!
WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?
LEIMAY has been putting so much energy into this fund, and at this time we are not directly asking members of our community to contribute. You have done so much for the fund already by supporting us and our team.
However, If you are an individual who would like to contribute to relief for NYC artists and Cultural workers, please do so on behalf of LEIMAY on our team page!
Visit the LEIMAY team page!