FAQs For Allies

How can I help?
Thanks for asking! We are currently seeking help raising funds for our grants, securing gear and services to offer to our grantees, and looking for folks to volunteer. Please email us here and let us know how you’d like to become an Ally!

How can I donate?
Become an Ally now! Every dollar counts. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation to Allies in Arts. Thank you!

How can I volunteer?
Come hang out! Fill out this form to let us know where you are, when you’re available to help out, and what you’re interested in doing. We would love to meet you and would be so grateful to have you on board.

What if I have gear I can offer but no money to donate?
Gear is just as helpful as cash!

Gear donation:
If you have a camera (or a lighting kit, a projector, a pair of speakers, or… anything that could be used to make artwork!) that you no longer use, please fill out this form and let us know what you’re able to donate. We are building up a stable of gear to offer our grantees and would very much appreciate your generosity. Your trash just might be our treasure -- and your in-kind donation of gear is tax deductible!

Gear loans:
If you have a camera (or a lighting kit, a projector, a pair of speakers, or… anything that could be used to make artwork!) that you would like to offer for a certain period of time or for regular periods of time every year, please fill out this form and let us know what you’re able to loan. We can match you with a grantee who needs just what you have to offer.

What if I have a professional service to offer but no money to donate?
Services are just as useful as cash and gear! If you are able to offer a professional service - like mixing a record, lighting a scene, creating a website, leading a publicity campaign, designing a set, or writing up legal contracts - please email us here and let us know what you do and how/when you would like to offer your professional services to our grantees. We can match you with a grantee who needs just what you have to offer.

What kind of gear/equipment/professional services can I donate?
Anything and everything that could help a person make art! This includes, but is certainly not limited to:

  • Art supplies - paint, canvas, brushes, tools, etc
  • Books - Art books, reference books, exhibition catalogues, etc
  • Cameras - still and motion picture, new/used/vintage
  • Computers
  • Grip & Electric
  • Lighting - professional photography and motion picture lighting
  • Mixing equipment/Mix stage
  • Musical Instruments
  • Recording equipment
  • Access to space - a stage, a rehearsal space, recording studio, shooting location, event location, arts studio space, dance studio, workshop access, kiln space, storage space, etc

How am I/my gear protected?
All gear rentals are protected by our insurance policy. For professional service grants, we use a basic contract that clearly outlines what services are being offered with very simple terms for both the service provider and the grantee.