FAQs FOR EVERYONE

How can I get involved with Allies in Arts?
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 support womyn, LGBTQQIA2SLGBTQQIA2S stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and 2-spirited. We support artists who identify under any of these terms as well as folks who identify as gender non-conforming, gender fluid, and any other gender and sexual orientation under the rainbow. and POCPOC stands for People of Color. We support artists who identify as people of color. identified artists?
Become an Ally now! When you donate money, time, gear or professional services to Allies in Arts, you directly benefit an artist.

Here’s another easy way to support:
Buy artwork made by womyn/women!
Buy artwork made by people of color (POCPOC stands for People of Color. We support artists who identify as people of color.)!
Buy artwork made by LGBTQQIA2SLGBTQQIA2S stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and 2-spirited. We support artists who identify under any of these terms as well as folks who identify as gender non-conforming, gender fluid, and any other gender and sexual orientation under the rainbow.-identified artists!

Next time you go to a museum or gallery show, ask the curator or gallerist which artworks were made by womyn, POC and LGBTQQIAS-identified artists. Pay attention to those artworks. Pay attention to those artists. Buy their catalogues or prints if you can’t afford an original. If you work in the artworld, mention their work to curators and gallerists who could offer them exhibitions. Or, better yet, curate their work yourself!

Next time you go to a film festival, ask the programmer which films were directed, written, or produced by womyn, POC and LGBTQQIAS-identified artists. Buy tickets to those films. Watch them and, if you enjoy them, tell the director. Ask a question at the Q&A. Follow their stories to see if the films make it out into the market. If they receive a theatrical release, buy tickets! Help them prove their value with box office numbers. If they show up on Netflix (or Amazon, et al), watch it again! Help them prove their value with views. If you work in the film industry, talk about their film to people who have the power to hire them. Or, better yet, hire them yourself!

  1. Go watch music played by womyn, POC or LGBTQQIA2S-identified artists.
  2. Go watch theater directed by womyn, POC or LGBTQQIA2S-identified artists.
  3. Go watch dance performances choreographed by womyn, POC or LGBTQQIA2S-identified artists.
  4. Read books written by womyn, POC or LGBTQQIA2S-identified artists.
  5. Repeat.

How can I help spread the word about Allies in Arts?
Thanks for asking! We would be honored if you would share our work with your friends, family, and anyone you think could help us make a difference.

We think the best way to spread the word is to invite your loved ones to appreciate the work of artists who identify as womyn, POC or LGBTQQIA2S  and then tell them all about Allies in Arts while you take in the show or over a slice of pie after the concert or film.

Also please do all the internet things:

  1. Email, post, or tweet this link to our website.
  2. Follow us on twitter. Like us on facebook. Join our newsletter. Then tell all your friends and followers to do the same =)
  3. Share our posts. Retweet our tweets. Forward our newsletter. Then tell all your friends and followers to do the same.
  4. Repeat. Regularly.

Thank you!!