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The arts have always been an integral element of the A-Camp experience — through workshops, performances and master-classes with established queer artists, many campers have found their voice, met their dream collaborators, or simply gained the courage and confidence to pursue creative work. We've offered a range of arts-related workshops on topics including songwriting, ballet, hip-hop dance, photography, a capella, essay writing, improv, stand-up comedy, zine-making, queer music history, slam poetry and figure drawing. In addition to all the programming run by the writers and illustrators of Autostraddle.com, we've hosted discussions and interactive sessions with the creators and writers behind projects including the Netflix show Orange is the New Black, the trans-inclusive web series Her Story, the Eisner-Award-winning comic book franchise Lumberjanes, Outfest's 2016 Best First Feature Film Suicide Kale, the buzzy young adult novel Juliet Takes a Breath, the bestselling Adventure Time graphic novels and YouTube hits like Just Between Us and My Drunk Kitchen.
The importance of the arts and the representation of marginalized voices has taken on a new urgency in our current political climate, and the A-Camp Arts & Resistance Fund aims to invest in and elevate those voices by providing avenues for inspiration and collaboration through the A-Camp program.
That's where Fractured Atlas comes in. Fractured Atlas is a non-profit technology company that empowers artists and arts organizations by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression in hopes of engendering a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem. One of their primary services is the fiscal sponsorship program, which allows non-commercial art-related projects to be supported through grants and tax-deductible donations without the project having to maintain 501(c)(3) status.
The majority of AARF funds will go towards camperships specifically for queer artists of color. We'll be soliciting applications from QPOC who have any level of interest, skill, talent or experience in any arts area (e.g., dance, visual arts, music performance or composition, comedy, writing). A donation of $800 will cover the entire cost of camp, airport shuttles and linens for one camper, but any size of donation helps. The rest of the funding will go towards bringing in facilitators and supporting the experienced staff who deliver this arts-based programming. Donors will receive appropriate tax forms from Fractured Atlas.
The A-Camp Arts & Resistance Fund is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The A-Camp Arts & Resistance Fund must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
What about Camperships for non-artists and non-POCs?
A-Camp's traditional A-Camp Campership program continues thriving on this page over here, where you can get info about applying and contributing to make a variety of big dreams come true.