Relief Fund for Photographers & DJs Amid Covid-19

Hello! We are a not-for-profit structured creative agency (35s & 45s ) based in Brooklyn, New York that organizes group exhibition series, client projects and solo shows for freelance photographers.

Our mission is to provide financial support for the freelance photographers & djs in our community and at large who are at risk and live gig-to-gig, check-to-check. Many of them currently have no place to turn, no excess savings/income or government support. Be that canceled gigs, postponed/canceled projects, or general lack of work in the industries due to quarantine. This sudden loss has impacted their ability to cover basic necessities - groceries, medicine, bills, rent, etc. 

From event photographers who capture that special moment, to editorial/portrait photographers that make images iconic, to the resident dj at your favorite music venue/club/bar or the touring dj bringing positive vibrations to new places - these are humans that live to connect people through music/art. 

In return for your help and donations we would like to offer something back for donations $100 and above :) 

$5-$100 donation:  (thank you so so much)
$100 donation:  1, 8" x 10" print
$250 donation:  1, 14" x 17" print
$500 donation: 1, 24" x 36" print
$1,000+ donation: all of the above OR 2 framed 24"x36" photos

All prints will be selected at random (to protect the value of the photographer's art).
All photos will be printed on matte photo-paper. 

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In order for our efforts to be substantial and fairly split among all those in need, we are vetting photographers/djs via an application process to make sure (to the best of our abilities) those who need funds the most and are in marginalized communities, have priority. We are taking applications on a first come, first serve basis. 

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS FUNDRAISER IS FOR THOSE WHO LIVE 100% ON FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY/DJ INCOME AND NEED HELP. THIS IS NOT FOR HOBBY PHOTOGRAPHERS OR DJS THAT ARE FINANCIALLY STABLE VIA OTHER INCOME SOURCES OR EXCESS SAVINGS.

PHOTOGRAPHER APPLICATION SURVEY:
* CURRENTLY CLOSED AS WE BEGIN TO DISPERSE FUNDS WILL REOPEN IF WE EXCEED $5,000 *

DJ APPLICATION SURVEY:
* CURRENTLY CLOSED AS WE BEGIN TO DISPERSE FUNDS WILL REOPEN IF WE EXCEED $5,000 *

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We are hosting this fundraiser with our friends and family in the photography & dj community. 

Transparency on fund distribution:
35s & 45s cofounders (Brian Davis & Egypt Rivera) + our team will account and make sure 100% of the funds (after donation gift costs are covered - prints) are distributed equally on a weekly basis once we hit $5,000 with 25 applicants.

***UPDATE - We have launched a webstore for photography that will send 25% of the net profit back here. 

Donation gifts (prints) will be mailed by the 35s & 45s team from Brooklyn, NY after the campaign has ended entirely and the stay at home order is lifted in New York City. 

OTHER RESOURCES & GOFUNDME PAGES TO HELP RIGHT NOW IF WE CAN'T HELP YOU:

Fundraisers:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/nyc-lowincome-artistfreelancer-relief-fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-precarious-workers-amp-artists-hardship-fund

Legal advice: https://vlany.org/
Resources: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/


Please reach out if you have any questions or can offer additional help.

LOVE IS THE MESSAGE

<3
35s & 45s

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 12 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $519 
    • 25 d
  • Brian Davis 
    • $280 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 3 mos
  • Ilegal Mezcal 
    • $250 
    • 3 mos
See all

Fundraising team: 35s & 45s (3)

Brian Davis 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Egypt Rivera 
Team member
Raised $999 from 3 donations
Ruvan Wijesooriya 
Team member
Raised $250 from 1 donation
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