We are two art platforms and collectives Irregular Fit x Ante Arts Collective looking to support artists of colour who need immediate support due to loss of income spurred on by covid-19.
Creative industries have taken a large hit in the midst of this pandemic, so we‘re raising funds to support our djs and performers who have all suffered a significant loss of income due to the cancellation of gigs and events.
Due to current support measures, many within the arts and creative industries don't qualify for government funding and are relying on the now mainly defunct gig economy and casual work.
We wanted to create some respite for people during this time and manage our own mental health so we started L.A.N party: a free fortnightly livestream series that centres First Nations, bla(c)k , POC, trans and queer artists. Given so many artists have lost large amounts of revenue we want to create opportunities for artists and entertainment for everyone out there missing the club.
Every second Saturday L.A.N party will be coming to you live (stream live twitch.tv/irregularfit) showcasing fantastic djs of colour spanning from hip hop, electronic cumbia, vogue/ballroom, house, grime , techno and more. L.A.N party has a little something for everyone.
You can stream our livestream here:
Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2641210189444052/
How can you support us?
We would love if within your means you could make a donation, or please share this across socials and encourage others to donate.
Once covid-19 has passed we will be throwing a huge get together with all donations equivalent to entry :)
Irregular Fit & ANTE
About Irregular Fit: Irregular Fit is a collaborative interdisciplinary arts platform, led by Indigenous, Bla(c)k and people of colour (BIPOC) artists working to create a more sustainable and equitable future for artists of colour in arts and cultural industries. Led by Ayebatonye Abrakasa, Irregular Fit champions accessibility and collective care and has supported over 60 artists of colour through initiatives including creative workshops, artists residencies events, community development & engagement and research. (@irregularfit)
About Ante Arts Collective: The prefix ante- means ‘before’. A new music and arts collective comprised of BIPOC artists creating spaces where non-western histories and cultures take primacy. (@anteartscollective)
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