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We Roam Freely

Help us uplift and showcase women and non-binary artists of color.

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Campaign Ends on November 30, 2020

Project Description

 

WHO WE ARE

We Roam Freely Inc. began in April 2019 with a mission to aid women and non-binary artists of color in showcasing and selling their work. So far we’ve supported over 40 artists who have displayed and sold their work in our New York art shows with no commission collected. This year, we’ve expanded our team! And with that, amplified hundreds of artists’ stories across our digital platforms, started a webinar series that will take artists from hobbyists to entrepreneurs, and hosted community-building art events. We’re only just getting started!

With your help, we will increase the representation of women and non-binary artists of color.

THE TEAM

To learn more about the members of our team, please visit https://www.weroamfreely.org/our-team

THE PROBLEM

Systemic oppression has spread its roots deeply in the economic and showcasing industries of the Arts. Not only are showcasing fees extremely expensive and out of reach for low-income creatives but the materials to create great work are often costly and inaccessible. Requirements to exhibit, including MA art degrees and extensive experience, excludes communities who didn't have access to certain education and opportunities as a result of systemic oppression.

 

The lack of support for these artists creates a gap in the representation of women and non-binary artists in galleries and in museums. Now more than ever, we need to amplify the voices of our community and work towards equality in the arts.

 

THE SOLUTION

We Roam Freely works to increase the representation of women and non-binary artists of color.

Our monthly cash grants are designed to encourage creative work within these communities. We are working to partner with companies that hold similar values in order to bring work and live-in residencies to emerging artists. Our team has been hands-on with building free webinars that can all be found on one platform. Pre-COVID, we organized in-person art shows with a lower and more flexible barrier to entry. We don't charge any commission on works sold in our shows. We are currently working on a multi-day virtual art show that will take place before the end of 2020. This will allow artists all over the world to connect with communities safely.

Based on a survey we took within our artist community, we have identified that artists want larger cash grants to complete their projects, more opportunities to sell their work, and educational workshops on how to manage, market, sell and showcase their art. With your contribution, we will be able to meet these needs and empower the artists within our community.

 

HOW WE WILL BE SPENDING THE FUNDING

 

 

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on how your contribution is helping women and non-binary artists of color!

If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved, please email hello@weroamfreely.org

*Source: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/new-york-galleries-study-979049

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When will my awesome WRF t-shirt ship?
    • Medium and Large shirts are shipped out within 2 weeks of receiving your information (we'll send out a survey within a week of your contribution). Other sizes will be shipped out within 2-4 weeks.
  • When will my cool WRF stickers ship?
    • Your stickers will be shipped out within 2 weeks of receiving your information (we'll send out a survey within a week of your contribution)
  • When can I expect my beautiful handwritten note?
    • Your stickers will be shipped out within 2 weeks of receiving your information (we'll send out a survey within a week of your contribution)
  • How do we see our Insta Fist Bump?
    • Follow us on insta to peep your shoutout! If you want us to tag you feel free to leave your @ in the comments of your contribution. We'll also send you a survey to collect your info!
  • How do I stay up-to-date on how my contribution is helping?

 

 

Sofie Hecht
10/18/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Jessica Feder-Birnbaum
10/15/2020
Stick It to Me!
$25
Danya Birnbaum
10/15/2020
Monetary Contribution
$30
Ashley
10/11/2020
A Great Supporter
$50
Naomi
10/10/2020
Stick It to Me!
$25
Nyesha
10/10/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
Carol Slotkin
10/09/2020
Stick It to Me!
$25
JESSICA R FRIEDMAN
10/09/2020
Stick It to Me!
$25
10/08/2020
Stick It to Me!
$25
Edgar Gonzalez
10/08/2020
Social Media Fist Bump
$10
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care!

13 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Social Media Fist Bump

We will throw you a Social Media fist pump on our Insta stories!

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19 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Stick It to Me!

We will send you some WRF stickers in the mail!

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17 Supporters
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50.00 USD
A Great Supporter

We'll list you on our Supporters Page!

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12 Supporters
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200.00 USD
You the ONE!

An WRF t-shirt

+ a mention on our Supporters Page

+ a handwritten Thank You from the Founder

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3 Supporters
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500.00 USD
True Believer

As a thank you for supporting our mission to make showcasing more accessible, we'd like to gift you 50% off on all WRF fundraising and art show events

+ a mention on our Supporters Page

+ a handwritten Thank You from the Founder

+ WRF shirt

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1 Supporter
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1,000.00 USD
Insider + Art LOVER

We'll send you a monthly Insider E-mail, where you'll get exclusive access to what we have brewing BEFORE we announce it publicly!

+ a preview our upcoming showcasing artists and get first dibs on original work by women and non-binary artists of color!

+ a mention on our Supporters Page

+ a handwritten Thank You from the Founder

+ limited edition 8x10 print from Call Me Roam Photography

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1 Supporter
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5,000.00 USD
In it for the Long Haul!

We love you too!

Enjoy free access passes to ALL of our virtual and in-person art events

+a mention on our Supporters Page

+ a framed limited edition 11x14 print from We Roam Freely Showcasing Artist Ashli N. Owens

+ a handwritten Thank You from the Founder.

You're a real one!

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care!

13 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Social Media Fist Bump

We will throw you a Social Media fist pump on our Insta stories!

81 Left
19 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Stick It to Me!

We will send you some WRF stickers in the mail!

33 Left
17 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
A Great Supporter

We'll list you on our Supporters Page!

38 Left
12 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
You the ONE!

An WRF t-shirt

+ a mention on our Supporters Page

+ a handwritten Thank You from the Founder

12 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
True Believer

As a thank you for supporting our mission to make showcasing more accessible, we'd like to gift you 50% off on all WRF fundraising and art show events

+ a mention on our Supporters Page

+ a handwritten Thank You from the Founder

+ WRF shirt

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Insider + Art LOVER

We'll send you a monthly Insider E-mail, where you'll get exclusive access to what we have brewing BEFORE we announce it publicly!

+ a preview our upcoming showcasing artists and get first dibs on original work by women and non-binary artists of color!

+ a mention on our Supporters Page

+ a handwritten Thank You from the Founder

+ limited edition 8x10 print from Call Me Roam Photography

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
In it for the Long Haul!

We love you too!

Enjoy free access passes to ALL of our virtual and in-person art events

+a mention on our Supporters Page

+ a framed limited edition 11x14 print from We Roam Freely Showcasing Artist Ashli N. Owens

+ a handwritten Thank You from the Founder.

You're a real one!

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward