It has been reflected back to us in our community consultation process that Vines organically fits into the role of holding an Artist Care service. We have been nurturing meaningful relationships for the past several years and know that the only way forward is collectively.
The Artist Care Program provides opportunities to give artists holistic support without the bureaucratic processes that hinder the relationship with not only the artist, but the community as a whole. Our Artist Care model is designed to ensure supplies and supports are distributed for survival and healing needs while also protecting the longevity of our ecosystem.
This project is visioned and held by artists whose knowledge comes from their lived experience facing marginalization that leads to financial barriers and believe that the ability to create art needs to be accessible, safe and accountable. Specifically being led by people who are Black, Indigenous, of colour, migrants, houseless, queer, trans, and disabled artists of varying capacities and needs to ensure no one is left behind in forming this promise of futurity.
Mutual-aid, peer-to-peer fundraising, volunteer support, and community outreach, all with the goal of providing nimble, timely support for artists to meet their essential physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
Funds are dispersed for:
The Artist Survival and Healing Fund will provide opportunities to give artists holistic support without the bureaucratic processes that hinder the relationship with not only the artist, but the community as a whole. Funds raised will be allocated for a variety of reasons; healing and wellness practices, culturally relevant training, accessing supplies and tools, time sensitive emergencies. Vines Artist Survival and Healing Fund is visioned and held by Black, Indigenous and folks of colour. Artists who are migrants, houseless, queer, trans and disabled.
Our goal is to reach $40,000 for the Artist Survival and Healing Fund by August 19, 2023. Your donations will ensure we are able to provide critical support for artists in need. All donations are eligible for a tax receipt.