Emergency Fund to Support Artists/Volunteers

COVID-19 Response - Emergency Funds to Support Artists / Volunteers:

BxArts Factory is an organization supported by many artists.  Since our launch five years ago, numerous artists have shaped and sustained our mission by donating their work and time to help us bring art to communities throughout the Bronx and New York City. Now it is our turn to help them.

As the spread of the coronavirus intensifies throughout NYC, the need for heightened social distancing to limit the transmission of the virus means many freelance artists will lose their main sources of income.  Upon learning that a few of the artists in our BxArts Factory family are already struggling, our team decided to reach out to ask for your help. We’ve launched an emergency fund through [Go Fund Me], which will make proceeds available to artists through an online application process. At this time, all donations will be geared towards artists that are part of the BxArts Factory family. Specifically, artists that are currently, or, have been:

- BxArts Factory Advisory Committee members;

- BxArts Factory teaching artists;

- BxArts Factory’s resident artists; or

- BxArts Factory volunteers;

Additionally, artists who have participated in any of our exhibits or who have worked at any of our events may apply as well.

The link to the application is below. While submission of an application does not guarantee monetary support, once the campaign begins to accumulate donations, we will be in contact with selected artists to make funds available. We encourage you to share it with anyone you know who fits the above description as well.

BxArts Factory Artists Emergency Fund Application: https://forms.gle/xerWtEzDFYuvescM8

Important: This ask for donations is NOT for BxArts Factory. All collected proceeds will go directly to impacted freelance artists selected through our application and review process, which will be done by the BxArts Factory team.

If you have any other ideas on how to help or know of resources available for artists struggling as a result of the coronavirus, please add to this Google Doc, which was created by Sade Swift. Feel free to also share the link with others:  bit.ly/supportartists2020 

We recognize that much more is needed to support each other but this is a start and we hope you will help.


Sincerely, 

BxArts Factory' Team

**The GoFundMe platform is free but they have a standard transaction fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per donation which allows them to process credit card payments and safe transfer of funds.

Donations

  • John Maney 
    • $25 
    • 11 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • Blanca More 
    • $50 
    • 19 d
  • Frances Rivera 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Leeann Cadiz  
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Yoly L RoDe 
Organizer
Bronx, NY
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