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Susan S
36 W 22nd St, W 22nd Street
Multi-borough (Chelsea)
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Thank you to our donors!

the project

In our first year, the Artist Studio Affordability Project has developed our mission of advocating for a city where artists can afford to live, create, and thrive.

We've gathered support in the art world, built alliances with community organizations, local politicians and businesses, and produced events and trainings that help YOU take action! ASAP wants to be around for a long time, working for the creation and preservation of affordable studio space.

ASAP members have generously supported us through our early phases, and we'd love for your donations to be tax-deductible from now on. To that end, we're seeking a fiscal sponsor. But first, we must raise $1,240 to qualify for fiscal sponsorship and cover our sponsor's fees. We're also raising $860 to host our January 2014 teach-in on the critically important Small Business Jobs Survival Act, $200 for our next year of website hosting and maintenance, and $104 for the fees that support ioby in providing this platform for community organizations like ours. This brings us to a grand total of $2,404 by December 31. You can help us make this happen.

Our funding needs to grow organically from dedicated members of our arts community and our allies. Your donations enable us to build coalitions, host events, and support our artist and neighborhood communities year-round and beyond!

the steps

As soon as we raise $1,000, we'll submit our application for long-term fiscal sponsorship.

At the close of the campaign, we'll pay for our yearly website hosting and domain registration.

Our free, public teach-in on the Small Business Jobs Survival Act is set for the second week of January 2014. We'll use the funds to cover venue rental and additional expenses, such as refreshments, cleaning supplies, printed programs, and accessibility.

why we're doing it

Many working-class and middle-class New Yorkers - a demographic that encompasses most of NYC's artists - face the threat of being gentrified out of their workspaces as well as their housing. Real estate developers identify artists as a bellwether for gentrification, and they target the neighborhoods where we live, work, and socialize. As artists, we resist the use of our cultural capital at the service of the real estate development industry. We deserve stability and affordable rent so we can keep making art - the very thing that makes New York City a worthwhile place to live. We support our neighbors and small businesses, and we want our whole neighborhoods to thrive. As rents soar at an alarming rate, ASAP advocates for changes that benefit not only artists, but all New Yorkers.


Disbursed Budget:

Same as original budget. Plus with the extra $19.42 we raised we will be able to fund some copying and banner-making supplies.

RAISED = $2,424.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $69.58

Original Budget:

Fiscal Sponsorship Minimum Funds $1,000.00
Fiscal Sponsorship Monthly Membership Fees for 2015 $240.00
SBJSA Teach-In $860.00
Website hosting and domain registration $200.00

SUBTOTAL = 2300.00
ioby Platform Fee  35.00
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) 69.00
TOTAL TO RAISE = 2404.00



Thank you to our donors!


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