Donate to Activation Residency

$5.00 – $100.00

Collecting donations for a Black-led creative residency for the month of June


Each month in 2021, we are collecting donations to send to charitable organizations and causes in the US. To donate, select the amount you wish to contribute and add this product to your cart. Collections for Activation Residency will continue through the end of June, 2021. Acaia will also match $50 in donations for this month.

In their own words:

Activation Residency is a Black trans led artist residency aiming to generate safer and more collaborative space, adapt to its residents’ needs, and create portals to futures needed now. Located in New York state southern Catskill mountains of Woodridge, the residency seeks to activate the creative practice of each participating resident, redistribute access, resources, and care as well as play with the means of production.

In 2018, Activation Residency was born out of the lack of creative opportunities available to Black and brown, trans and queer artists in New York. The first residency program sent 20 working artists to the Outlier Inn in Woodridge, New York. Artists took home a variety of skills and activated perspectives.