Bay Area Performers

On 3/15 A Collective of artists has begun working against negative impact Coronavirus has had on the lives of performers.
GoFundMe’s ‘under review’ glitch paused the campaign. 
All over the Bay Area, events and venues are continually shutting down depriving artists of the means to make a livable wage, thrive, and produce art. Luckily we are Back Online with this GFM fundraiser!
As a community we are standing together to keep Bay Area Performers funded and on the road to producing the art we all love. 

We are reaching out to individuals, organizations, news, businesses, companies, and governments for contributions to protect the future of our art.

Let’s make a stand together!

Funds will be Evenly distributed to Every Performer On The Following List!

Adriana Sparkuhl: Producer/Visual artist/Graphic designer
Adley Penner: Vocalist/guitarist
Aileen Lawlor: Fire performer/actor/face painter/flow arts instructor
Alexiel de Ravenswood: Composer/playwright/actor
Anastasia Kuba: Photographer
Anastasia Sauvage: Aerialist/astrologer/tarot reader
Anastasia Dubenko: Fire juggler/dancer/teacher
Barry Lloyd: Pianist/ teacher
Bridget Star Harrison: Painter/circus performer/teacher
Caitlyn Kilgore: Aerialist/Circus artist
Calvin Kai Ku: Magician/Circus performer
Carolé Acuña: Flamenco & Spanish Dancer, Actor, Stand up Comedian
Carolyn "Strawberry" Arnold: Live Performance Artist
Charles Rene "Shakey Gibson": Singing drag queen/Emcee
Chris Griswold: Comedian/writer/director/teacher
Christina "Kitty" Linksey: Producer/Performance artist/photographer
Christopher King: Drag artist
Colin Creveling: Circus artist (tightrope/aerialist)
Daniel Clark: Musician
Dan Karkoska: Producer/DJ/Host
Dani Spinks: Makeup Artist/Set Designer
David Lawrence Hawkins: Screen Printer
David Molina: Musician/Sound Designer
David Singer: Leather Craftsman / Burning Man Camp Coordnator  
Deanne Franklin: Sound Engineer
Devi Kirsch: Stand-Up Comedian/Dancer
Diego Gomez: Illustrator/Performer/Designer
Douglas "Slim Chance" McNeely: Circus artist/teacher
Drea Lusion: Circus/children's entertainer
Dwoira Galilea: Contortionist/aerialist
Earl Alfred Paus: Actor/Educator
Edna Mira Raia: Sketch Comedian/Writer/Producer/Drag 
Eka Leah Malbeoeuf: Aerialist
Emcee Infinite: Teaching artist/actor/musician
Ephraim Colbert: Audio/Video recording
Eric James: Circus performer/teacher
Erin Merritt: Arts Coach/Producer
Erin Shredder: Fire entertainer/Aerial hoop acrobat
Faeble Kievman: Clown/Varieté Artist/Circus Artist
Gooch: Photography
Garrett Lukas:
Grumpy Green: Drag performer/DJ/Fabricator
Guinevere Q.: Musician
Hiromi Yoshida: Photographer/Visual artist
Holden Wood: Drag King/Performer
Ibby Freeman: Musician
Jade Theriault: Comedian/actor
James Hawkins: Painter/A/V Tech/Graphic Designer/DJ
James Sundquist: Theater performer/Solo Actor
Jamie Coventry: Clown/Performer/Educator
Jenn Paz: Mixed Media/Oddity Artist
Jes "Mojo" DeVille: Choreographer/variety performer/producer
Jess Donald: Fitness instructor/actress/wedding planner
Jill Reitner: Filmmaker/DJ/Audio-Visual producer
Jill Vice: Performing Artist/Writer
Joe Kelner: Jazz Musician & Educator
Johnny Lawless: Show/Media producer
Jordan Sunshine Bontrgaer: Project Design/Drag performer/Dancer
Justin Sam: Horror drag performer
Katori Knight: Designer/Performance Artist/Social Scientist
Kenneth Fate: Karaoke Jockey
Levni Yilmaz: Cartoonist/Illustrator
Mali Jennings: Circus performer
Matt Picon: Visual designer/producer
MeeZee: Circus Performer/Acrobat
Mikey Strider: DJ
Mikey Walz: Stand-Up Comedian
Mikka Minx: Producer/Pole Dancer/Acroyoga teacher
MizzBee Hivin: Florist / Drag Artist 
Mocha Fapalatte: Drag artist/burlesque/dancer/singer
Mx. Jai Dead: Pole/ Drag queen 
Naomi Aeva: Magic/Circus/Performer/Face Painter
Natalie Rhae: Contortionist/Aerial pole
Natasha Kaluza: Circus performer/Educator
Nehemian aka Body Mismorphia: acting, comedy, crew, music, film 
Nina Sawant: Circus artist/costume designer
Noah Haydon: Performing artist/Teacher
Oscar Velarde: Actor/circus performer/teacher
Pam Benjamin: Stand-Up Comedian/Radio Director
Phoenix Ha: Dancer/model
Pina Busch: Drag Artist / Dance Teacher 
PollyAmber Ross: Actor/Drag Artist
Portia Lyndahl: Actress/Drag artist
Rachel Deboer: Professional BodyPainter/Burlesque
Rasa Vitalia: Dancer/caricatirust
Sarah "Stylisms" Al-Kassab: Event entertainer/Performing artist
Scott Levkoff: Event producer
Sean Lee: Musician
Sgt. Die Wies: Drag artist
Shaley Acerodon: Aerialist/Violinist
Shane Izykowski: Fine Art Painter/Art Shows/Conventions
Shane Thomas: Performance artist
Shelley Crouse: Musician
Shirley Spring: Drag king/burlesque dancer
Scott Levkoff: Event Producer
Slater Penney: Actor/Creator/Educator
Sloane Kanter: Photographer
Stephanie Bailey: Aerialist/contortionist
Steven Danz:
Trixie Lamonte: Performance artist/drag quing/event organizer
Trixxie Carr: Drag queen/musician
Tybalt "Babylon" Lovelace: Drag singer/costumer/producer
Tygre Wolf: Burlesque singer
Veronica Guevara: Drag Artist
Victoria Victrola: Musician, performer, promoter
Warhol Kaufman: Stand-Up Comedian
Windy Wynazz: Body Painter/Comedienne/Workshops
Wonder Dave: Comedian/Burlesque performer/writer/producer

Contributions of 50$ or more will get a limited edition 8.5”X11” Silkscreen Print by David Lawrence Hawkins

The first 6 contributions of $500 or more will receive an original 16"x20" canvas painting by James Hawkins. 

Together We Thrive.
Sunshine & Edna Mira Raia


  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 4 yrs
  • Mark Dittmer
    • $106 
    • 4 yrs
  • Keenan B
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team (2)

Jordan Sunshine Bontrager
Berkeley, CA
Edna Miroslava Raia
Team member

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