Dear friends of Queer|Art,
Thanks to a number of very generous supporters, all donations made to Queer|Art between now and the end of 2019 will be matched up to $36,000!
This means, between now and New Year’s, your donations will make twice the impact on the work we do to support and empower a diverse community of LGBTQ+ artists.
Why $36,000? With your support, last year’s matching donor campaign exceeded our $30k fundraising goal by six thousand dollars. This year's campaign will match that, and, with any luck, raise the bar even more. We can do this!
It has been a particularly momentous and joyful year for Queer|Art:
Travis Chamberlain was promoted to become Queer|Art’s first full-time Executive Director, coinciding with Ira Sachs transitioning into a new role as Founding Director.
This Pride season, we welcomed more than 600 visitors at the launch of the Queer|Art|Pride Book & Print Fair at Abrons Arts Center, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting participating artists.
We partnered with the Robert Giard Foundation to launch the Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers, with a new $10,000 award, which brings our total amount of annual awards for LGBTQ+ artists up to $46,000.
We received a record number of applications for the upcoming cycle of our cornerstone program Queer|Art|Mentorship, up by 50% (!), with twice as many artists of color applying to be in the program as last year. This has resulted in the most diverse cohort in QAM’s history.
We were recognized by the country of Finland, whose consulate awarded us with the Hän Honour, for our work promoting equality and justice for LGBTQ+ people in NYC and being a beacon for others around the world.
These are exciting developments for us - and it would all be impossible without your support. Together, we are empowering and connecting generations of LGBTQ+ artists, helping to ensure a more diverse and vibrant future for all.
We invite you to stand with us now as we embark on the next chapter, leaping into 2020, celebrating a decade of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Every donation helps to provide creative and professional mentorship for artists, production funds for artists’ projects, and presentation funs for artist programs.
Donate now. Make your dollars count twice.
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