For artists and educators whose work centers on human sexuality, finding financial support can be extremely difficult. The Effing Foundation is launching a grant program to help meet this need.
Our first step is raising $40,000 to fund eight $5,000 pilot grants to eight amazing sex-positive projects. These candidate projects include:
- The Adipositivity Project by Substantia Jones (NYC) -- nude portrait series of fat models (including queer/trans models and models of color); empowering fat people as unapologetically sexual beings through artistic photography
- Afrosexology by Dalychia & Rafaella (St. Louis, MO) -- education, exploration, and reclaiming of Black sexuality through a new video series featuring Black people of varying genders and sexual orientations discussing their sexualities
- eros&persephone by Lola Rose Eros (LA) -- an exploration of the human psyche through the lens of sexuality as a series of short videos by a Black transmasculinefemme self-taught artist; the stories include concepts such as safer sex practices, enthusiastic consent, scene negotiation, queer identities, gender expression, relationship dynamics, kink, and fetish
- More Than No (LA) and Survivor Theatre Project (Boston, MA) -- theater workshops & performances that empower survivors of sexual violence, regardless of gender or sexual orientation
- PolyDallas Millennium Symposium by Ruby Johnson, LCSW (Dallas, TX) -- PolyDallas Millennium is a sex-positive sexual health symposium that is a platform for marginalized and oppressed groups. We provide education on ethical non-monogamous relationships in an oppressive and stigmatizing society. Educators, activists, and community leaders that are representative of the attendees engage the audience in shared language and experiences. PolyDallas Millennium is a symposium that has space and joy for all communities and all ways of being.
- Sex Ed A Go Go by Dirty Lola (NYC) -- informative & entertaining variety show featuring sex educator Lola and a wide range of guests
- ( ) ("whole") (NYC) -- collaboration between performance company the A.O. Movement Collective & queer/feminist collective AORTA films; body-positive, queer erotic art film including performers who are queer/trans people of color
Your donation will help make these projects happen!