It is a beautiful experiment in creating an online community for queer artists. It is a space of belonging, connection, and transformation.
Our community is committed to dismantling oppressive systems, creating access for those who have been left out, and queering the definitions of art and artistic practice.
QUEER ART SCHOOL is a new model that seeks to radically expand the idea that art and art making can and should thrive outside of the confines of gatekeeping institutions and the capitalist drive to commodify all production.
The $12,000 will go to (in order of prioritization):
Queer Art School embraces the core tenets of the Solidarity Economy. Our budget prioritizes first paying low-income or poor artists for their involvement. Second, we will pay the Founding Fellows for their labor. Finally, we use additional funds to pay for incidental costs.
If you believe as we do, in the transformative power & capacity of art to move us, fortify us, uplift us & to bring us together in dark times, join us in creating a world where queer artists can thrive and be their whole selves.
Queer Art School is a program of Queering Dreams, which is fiscally sponsored by Independent Arts & Media.