Dear Supporters of Deeds for AIRs:
Yayyyy !!! Thank you for your support!
Updates: We have reached 41K towards our goal!!
As stated, our plan is to disperse these funds first as seed funding of 2.5K to each individual Artist-in-Resident to use to their own discretion. For Angel, Donte, Danyele, Stev, and Bertho — these initial seed funds will support the investment into avenues like down payments on courses in culinary certification, a car, and their artistic practices! It’s happening <3
As planned: The remaining funds will be used towards the investment in housing outside of the city for some, while others have decided that new prospects for employment and their creative practice ties them to locate housing in NYC. We understand that this has pivoted from the collective purchase, and believe that this shift will permit the access each AIR has been working towards the last few months to pursue their social, personal, and professional goals on their own terms.
We are on the search for appropriate subsidized housing that will allow AIRs to have a sustainable accommodation for the long-term!!
Moving Forward: We intend to keep the GoFundMe open for the remainder of the year to hopefully reach our intended 60K goal!
Please continue to amplify and donate towards our cause to provide holistic assistance and mutual aid this group, and their communities!
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AIRs + People’s Space + PSNY
P.S. We have made an LLC: Deeds for AIRs for LLC to continue to realize how this structure of getting real aid through the artistic community can become realized, more robust, and more possible. We are happy that AIRs and members of People’s Space will continue to steward this endeavor as we move onward to bigger and wilder imaginations for a future where we win!
Help us provide housing for Black and trans, housing-insecure artists!
During the month of June, in the midst of the BLM protests in New York, Angel, Danyele, Donte, Rj, and Stev – the Artists in Residents (AIRs)—were invited by People’s Space — a group of artists from our 02020 initiative—to work with Performance Space New York. What started as a project to offer refuge for protesters quickly shifted to a mutual aid space for those facing houselessness. After securing temporary housing for the AIRs, it soon became apparent that the five artists needed a more permanent solution.
People’s Space and Performance Space are now helping the AIRs raise funds to collectively purchase a home outside of NYC, and to provide seed funding for their artistic careers. With your support, the AIRs will be able to secure both long-term housing for themselves and eventually other houseless, Black and trans artists.
Help us raise $60,000 by October 20 to lift up impacted communities and most of all, help keep them safe, sustained and supported!
The donation will not go to Performance Space; 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the AIRs.