Studio 303 works against all forms of discrimination, whether physical, cultural, monetary or social. The Artists’ Survival Fund and the BIPOC Bursary are a commitment to this goal, though we recognize that these initiatives do not support all artists in our community. We continue to work actively through the development of these programs and new initiatives – on the basis of inclusion, generosity, respect and love. Anyone facing barriers to access our activities or services is invited to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to respond to requests.
Artists Survival Fund
> What? Studio 303’s Artists’ Survival Fund provides emergency funds to current or recent artists in residence.
> Why? Artists lead precarious lives, surviving in a gig economy with rising rents, few safety nets, and earnings frequently below the “poverty line”. On top of this, performing artists often indebt themselves when they have a confirmed presentation, but no production grant to support the creation. The Artists’ Survival Fund is a small but significant gesture towards highlighting this issue and combatting artists’ poverty.
> How? This discretionary fund is managed by Studio 303’s co-direction and is distributed publicly or anonymously according to the artist’s preference. Recent or current artists-in-residence are invited to let us know if they require assistance.
BIPOC Workshop Bursary
> What? Studio 303 is offering 25+ workshop bursaries to artists who need financial assistance and who identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or as a person of colour.
> Why? This bursary is a commitment to increasing financial and physical accessibility to Studio 303 and its programming. More details can be found here.
> How? Bursaries will be evenly distributed across the seasons, and will be given as equitably as possible, and if necessary, by lottery. Please apply at least two weeks before your requested workshop through this form.