Suggest a Project! Deadline to apply: May 15th, 2013 Available: $100 - $1500 maximum per request (based on approximately 10 to 100 hours on a project over the whole summer) We would like to support…
Suggest a Project!
Deadline to apply: May 15th, 2013
Available: $100 – $1500 maximum per request
(based on approximately 10 to 100 hours on a project over the whole summer)
We would like to support projects that are related to our mandate. One way of doing this is to offer a summer stipend to folks who have a desire to do or create something related to gender empowerment in Montreal. Previously stipends have focused on improving the UGE space and services. This is great, but we are also enthusiastic about projects beyond McGill.
Past examples include:
- designing workshops
- updating the UGE referral guide
- research projects
- creative projects
Both individuals and groups are welcome to apply.
To apply, please include an outline of your proposed project. We look forward to hearing your ideas! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
- strong organization skills and self-motivation
- knowledge of gender and anti-oppression politics
EMAIL CORRECTION - tranSfolkradio ( at ) gmail (dot) com
there was totally a typo that went uncorrected before 10 people reblogged our call for submissions :) if you reblogged it feel free to add the missing S in of email transfolkradio (at) gmail (dot) com.
HEY! Support trans women artists!!!
Three projects going on right now that I want everyone to know about:
(in which the author abuses dashes and semicolons)
- January Rising: My friend January is an evil witch living in New York; January Rising is her fundraiser to cover transness-related medical expenses. It’s real simple. Buy a tube of lip stuff, made in partnership with the cosmetic company she works for, and she gets a large share of the proceeds. She’s already received a ton of press and support, and is more than halfway to her goal. Yay!
- Fully Functional Cabaret: FFC is an amazing ensemble theater piece written and performed by a diverse group of trans women. It ran for just two days last summer to great acclaim; I watched a recording of it online and it basically changed my life. Ya know, in that way that seeing art made by people like you that speaks to truths you’ve never heard articulated before tends to do. This year they want to bring their show to the east coast, and these funds will help them do it. They have some really awesome perks for yr contribution too. I opted for a $35 hand-crafted thank you note, ‘cause I love to hang cute things on my bedroom walls… and every little bit helps. Rad.
Heels on Wheels: HoW is a femme-and-feminine-spectrum-centered collective that organizes queer spaces, salons, and performance/gallery art tours across the US. This summer they’re planning an amazing-looking bi-costal tour, as well as some infrastructural investments to make their group more stable and self-sustaining. Trans woman artist and total amazing person Adelaide Windsome/Geppetta will continue her work with HoW this year. This is a great chance to support femme-centered queer art!
Bonus: Two trans woman artists you can support by buying-and-or-promoting their work:
- Imogen Binnie / NEVADA: My friend Imogen just published her book through Topside Press. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Well, she’s on tour reading from the book all around the US and a tiiiiiny bit of Canada and you can support her by buying a copy of the book or some NEVADA-related merchandise. Did I mention? It’s the best book ever written.
- Anna Anthropy: Anna Anthropy is the sadistic mommy of trans/queer videogame culture. Her essential work Rise of the Videogame Zinesters inspired some of my very dear friends to create amazing games and stories, and her games are fun and amazing. Plus, she makes other cool stuff like patches. I’ve been distributing her Notorious Skyqueers patches like $5 queer candies. She has a new choose-yr-own-death-book out that you can buy on Amazon.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of trans woman-focused art going on right now; it’s just what’s goin on in my personal social circle. There’s plenty more out there. Find a way to support the work of the trans women in ~yr~ life!