Open Collective
Open Collective
Loading exists to grow the Solidarity Economy movement by centering systems-change work led by working class, queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC) artists and culture-bearers.


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A live DJ set / jam session / zine making workshop with Cierra Peters & Paige Curtis of the Bosto...Read more

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Case studies in solidarity grantmaking and investing to support grantmakers in deepening their co...Read more

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A presentation about permanent real estate cooperatives and the arts, presented by the Sustainabl...Read more

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A history of organizing in the arts with a focus on Solidarity Economy alternatives and artist-le...Read more

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Abuse, Alienation, and Our Current Condition as Arts & Culture Workers - “The Way It Works” with ...Read more

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Thank you for supporting

The William a...

$500,000 USD

Barr Foundation


$330,000 USD

Mellon Founda...

$175,000 USD

Surdna Founda...

$150,000 USD

The Chicago C...

$100,000 USD

RDK Foundation

$50,000 USD

Ruth Arts

$50,000 USD


Transparent and open finances.

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Total raised

$1,858,740.86 USD

Total disbursed

$1,858,740.86 USD

Estimated annual budget

$260,416.42 USD


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Updates on our activities and progress.

Big Update! 🦄🪱ANNOUNCING A NEW WAY to support update! Thank you for your ongoing support. As we described in our End of Year letter, the system we use to collect donations is changing in 2024....
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Published on March 14, 2024 by Caroline Woolard

2023 Year in Review was born out of a report Nati Linares and Caroline Woolard wrote as a labor of love for Grantmakers in the Arts in 2021. Today, we are becoming a committed group of six core organizers: Nati and Caroline plus Sruti Suryanarayanan,...
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Published on December 13, 2023 by Sruti Suryanarayanan thanks you for a transformative 2022!

2022 has been a year of growth for our family, and as we reflect on everything we’ve been able to do this year, our hearts are with you -- our dear community members -- for your support of and your advocacy for a solidarit...
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Published on December 20, 2022 by Sruti Suryanarayanan


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