Founded by Drew Denny and Nicole Paco de Leon, Allies in Arts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support womyn, people of color and LGBTQQIA2S-identified artists by granting access to funding, professional equipment and services to produce and distribute original works. Statistics prove that womyn, people of color and queer-identified artists face barriers in the professional world as a direct result of their gender, race, and sexual orientation. We break down those barriers by pairing artists with service providers, gear owners, and grantors who have access to the very items that are often prohibitively expensive for these underrepresented artists.
[IMAGE] Artist Zaria Forman at work in her studio. Zaria Forman was awarded fiscal sponsorship by Allies in Arts in 2016 which allowed her to participate in a NASA ice flight, taking aerial photographs of the ice from which she will create a new series of drawings.
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