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The Rochester Artist Collaborative Launches Fundraiser Supporting Local Black Women Artists

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

With a fundraising goal of $15,000, the Rochester Artist Collaborative is seeking donations to allow selected applicants the opportunity to invest in their professional development with free studio space, equipment, and resources to advance their creative careers and develop their artistic practice.

Photo Credit: Adam Eaton

Photography and videography can be expensive industries to break into. Equipment. Studio space. Props. All can cost new photographers and videographers a lot of money to secure and maintain, pushing many out of the industry after just a few years.

The Rochester Artist Collaborative is hoping to change that with the Women Artist Scholarship. Currently, in fundraiser-mode the fund is an important initiative in promoting diversity, inclusion, and representation in the arts. Designed for Black women in the Rochester area, the scholarship is available to those pursuing a career in photography and videography.

"As a community, it is our responsibility to support and uplift Black Women Artists who are often underrepresented and underfunded in the arts," said Adam Eaton, founder of the Rochester Artist Collaborative. "We want to empower these talented women to follow their dreams and positively impact the Rochester arts scene."

The scholarship would provide five Black creatives access to free studio space and resources so they can easily plan and record their own shoots. It'll also allow them to be able to afford top-of-the-line equipment, taking their skills to the next level! Right now, the fundraiser is open until Dec 1, 2023 and every donation is completely tax-deductible.

Click on the link for more information on the Women Artist Scholarship Fundraiser and to make a donation to support the Black women artists of Rochester.


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