Our 2024 “Partnered for Empowerment” goal is $25,000
A portion of our 2024 programming will be made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. We will also fund a portion of our budget through commercial rentals of our studio space, by hosting our two annual fundraising events and applying for grants and corporate sponsorships. However, as we know in these precarious times, these efforts are not guaranteed income.
Since 2016, Bechdel Project has managed to achieve significant milestones in programming, provide support to our local community, and forever change the course of artists’ careers, all through an innovative and collaborative (intersectional feminist) approach to nonprofit arts management. We will always stay committed to continuing and expanding those efforts in addition to donor spending. Resource sharing, collaboration over competition, green initiatives, and working within a solidarity economic construct not only stretch every dollar further, but it centers our business practices on intersectional feminist tenants and aligns us with our organization's mission.
Our 2024 “Partnered for Empowerment” goal is $25,000. A remarkable number considering what we've been able to accomplish thus far with much, much less! (Learn more here)
Now, as we look to the new year, the time has come to expand our resources in new ways. We desire meaningful partnerships with individuals and cohorts who are with us for the long haul.
Dreamers who envision a feminist future.
Patrons who insist on compensating artists for their work.
Innovators who seek a lasting legacy in arts activism.
We hope that you will choose to collaborate with us by spending your hard earned money on Bechdel Project programming. We know every dollar counts right now in both business and at home. That is why every dollar spent will be put towards shaping a more equitable future and contributing directly to the livelihood of artists.
How The Numbers Break Down
46% of the annual budget goes to paying artists for their work, providing support services to artists, and providing free space to artists and the community
44% of the annual budget goes to paying our two full time Co Creative Directors
10% of the annual budget goes to paying insurance, accounting and legal fees, general administration infrastructure
Bechdel Project's 2024 projected budget is $67,000 and our prior 990s can be found here.
WAYS TO PARTNER WITH US
Choose a one time amount to spend this year that will pay artists for their work, provide free rehearsal space and community space, or provide an out of state artist the opportunity to participate in the Interstate Initiative.
Create a $25 friend pool. Share our campaign with 10 or more friends to cover the costs of: childcare for artist parents during rehearsals, free period products at our community space, metrocards for artists, or honorariums for script readers.
Set up a monthly giving option that works for your personal budget. Monthly contributions help us budget regular expenses, like utilities, throughout the year.
Ask your employer if they match donations and double your spending power. Or ask your employer if they are open to sponsoring our organization along with your support.
Contact your investment firm to make a payment through your DAF. Ask them to feature Bechdel Project in their 2024 giving guides.
Provide “In Kind,” support in any of the following ways: Floor repairs, painting, and general contracting, AV systems, Artist housing, Catering and/or groceries, Childcare or Eldercare, Volunteer Administration Assistance (experience in the nonprofit sector), or Host a fundraising event. Call us to discuss other customized in kind support.
Share our Partnered for Empowerment fundraiser with others!
Still have questions or ideas? We invite anyone who wants to learn more about our organization or discuss in depth spending to set up a call directly with one of our Co Creative Directors. Email email@example.com