Intersectional LGBTQ+ Project

£1,436 of £1,400 goal

Raised by 42 people in 19 months
The team at Cachín Cachán Cachunga! (Sandra, Lawrence, Izdihar, Red and Alison) need your help to fund a season of accessible open mic & community events for intersectional trans, intersex & queer people in Edinburgh and beyond.  Outside of our professional activities, we want to create a safer space where people can gather to share ideas, eat, and enjoy some art.

27th September: open mic with feature performer + pre-show community discussion on class + free-to-enter health lottery.

25th October: open mic with feature performer + pre-show disabled- and D/deaf-only community gathering + free-to-enter health lottery.

29th November: open mic with feature performer + pre-show Racialised/POC-only community gathering + free-to-enter health lottery.

27th December: Post-Apocalyptic Holidays Come-down Survival Party + free-to-enter health lottery.

**Donations of £20 or more will get a season pass to all 3 Open Mic events!**

(photo L to R: Gordon Newton Wylie-Black, Andra Simons, Lake Montgomery.)

Funds will go towards: 

·      level-access space rental

·      BSL interpretation

·      payments for feature performers

·      travel costs for performers & low income audience        

·      other organisational & access costs

·      exciting monthly lottery that will potentially include  
       LGBTQ-friendly chiropractic, massage,  
       acupuncture, counseling, haircuts, and assistance  
       with immigration costs and trans healthcare.

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! is an independent Scottish arts company that produces visual, recorded and live art by intersectional LGBTQ+ people. 

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! is dedicated to creating high-quality artistic works about and by trans, intersex and queer people – with added emphasis on artists who also identify as migrant, minority ethnic, racialised, people of colour, working class, working poor, D/deaf, ill, crip and/or disabled. We mentor and collaborate. We encourage risk-taking and experimentation.

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! produces accessible arts events for both audiences and artists. We aim to provide level access, Braille, large print, audio description, film captioning, surtitling, BSL interpretation, and quiet space. We celebrate intersectional identities, and encourage both emerging and established artists from our communities to develop their practice in a safe yet artistically challenging environment. 

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For updates, follow us on't Twitter: @CCC_Arts 

(photos clockwise from top left: Jess Einhorn, Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Nathan Gale, Sophie Norman, Alison Smith, Chris Red.)
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Update 3
Posted by Sandra Alland
14 months ago
THANK YOU!! We reached our goal yesterday, so our 2015 season of free/lowcost POC, migrant, working class, Deaf & disabled talks & arts events is PAID FOR. Thanks to everyone who shared the link, attended one of our 8 events, performed, screened a film, volunteered, interpreted, brought food &/or donated £ or health lottery prizes!

Huge love from Sandra, Lawrence, Izdihar & Red
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Update 2
Posted by Sandra Alland
14 months ago
Hi eveyone! Update on CCC's GoFundMe for our accessible & glorious 2015 autumn season! We only need £150 to reach our goal (i.e. pay our bills off) if you can help. See below for a summary of what we accomplished thanks to you!

Since September we've presented:

-3 stellar Open Mic events with brilliant acts and films, including feature performers (Robert Softley Gale, AB Silvera, Lake Montgomery & Liz Cronin!)
-free talks on classism, racism & ableism in queer & trans communities (led by Lawrence, Izdihar Alodhami & moi, including our first-ever QTiPOC-only event & disabled/Deaf-only event!)
-a free hour-long subtitled short film programme & filmmaker chat, in collaboration with BFI Love/SQIFF (featuring queer & trans filmmakers who are Deaf, disabled, migrant &/or POC, with 9 films including Cheryl Dunye's first film & also exciting newcomers Matthew Kennedy & Dickie Hearts!)
-a free drop-in Holiday Come-down Survival Party with free hot food & exciting non-alcoholic hand-mixed sexy beverages by Lawrence, also Open Record Player!

All events:
-had free-to-enter Health Lotteries with prizes including 4 haircuts & massages by Barber Gabriel, 2 reflexology sessions by Stephen Matheson, art therapy by Alison Wren, a trip to Nathan's Nail Bar, free gym & swimming memberships, 8 gift bags of hand-made body products by Soap Fairy, and 8 glorious queer & trans books
-were in the accessible and lovely Media Education, with accessible toilet including shower & access bars, three gender-neutral toilets, & a separate quiet space
-were relaxed, had subtitled films & print-outs, also BSL interpretation & audio description when required
-had free snacks, tea & coffee, pop, and condoms/lube/dams
-were free or £3/2, with no one turned away

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Update 1
Posted by Sandra Alland
16 months ago
Hi everyone!

We just wanted to give you a quick update of what has happened so far this autumn. We've hosted 4 successful events (2 community discussions on class & disability, and 2 open mics with feature performers). For our low-income Health Lottery, we've given out a haircut, a head massage, an art therapy session, a reflexology hand massage (all by queer practitioners), hand-made body products, books and zines! We've also had free condoms, lube, dams, zines, and food available at every event.

All events have been in a lovely wheelchair-accessible space with gender-neutral and accessible toilets. We've had BSL by Yvonne Waddell & Lisa Stapleton, all films have been captioned, and we've projected & given out much of the text. Audio description has also been provided where necessary.

Watch 3 of our feature performers in the attached video, to get an idea of the programming part of our Open Mic/Screen/Stage. All of this has been made possible by YOU, and we are very, very grateful.

And THANK YOU again for your support. Our next 2 events are 29 November at Media Education, a QTiPOC-only discussion at 5:30pm and the Open Mic at 8pm (with BSL by Yvonne Strain). We still need help to make them happen at their best, so thanks for spreading the word if you can.

xxxx from Sandra, Izdihar, Lawrence & Red
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Raised by 42 people in 19 months
Created September 1, 2015
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I use your vids in my Social Justice Media Class...Keep up the good work! xo

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