Art Activism Toolkit: Ways To Support The BIPOC Creative Community

By BAO Staff for Brain Arts Organization

June 15, 2020

Last updated: 8/3 at 11:15am

Hi all! The following is a compilation of resources for political activism and education as well as black and brown creatives to support.

BAO stands in solidarity and support of the Black Lives Matter movement to defund the police, end police brutality and dismantle white supremacy.

Free ways to be politically active from home:

Further action:

Artists selling work to support racial justice organizations

  • Hannah, one of our Boston Compass designers, is selling this t-shirt. All proceeds donated to The Bail Project, Inc.

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  • Our Own Emma Leavitt is selling a #BlackLivesMatter print: proceeds go to You Good Sis, a mental/spiritual/physical health collective for black & brown people in Greater Boston.

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  • Artist and illustrator Olivia Deng is selling these ACAB t-shirts and donating 100% of sales to National Bail Out and Trans Justice Funding Project. enter image description here

  • Compass contributer Naomi Westwater is selling downloads of her cover of "Strange Fruit" on bandcamp to benefit The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Suggested donation is $10.00, or donate what you can. enter image description here

    Local Black And Brown Artists and Creative Businesses You Can Support

  • Professional photographer Vania J. Arroyo is asking allies to donate so she can provide people of color with framed photographs of the protests. Donate via Cash App: $VaniaJArroyo, Venmo: @VaniaJArroyo, or PayPal: (sent as a gift).

    • People of color can email Vania their name and address to request a set of framed prints.
    • Be sure to follow Vania on Instagram for more amazing photographs from the protests.

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More Black Owned Businesses to Support

Educational Resources

Cover art done by Farah Jeune, @studiojeuneart on Instagram