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We’re forgoeing kickstarter/indiegogo so that 6% more of your donation goes directly to support our community work. This page has information on grassroots fundraising, our 2014 campaign & information on large donations / grants.

HOW14_img-webIn 2014, we want to raise $10,000.

  • $2000 for our 2014 tour, to offset our travel costs, and pay seven artists & organizers honorariums in addition to the profit-sharing we do from door sales.
  • $3000–Supporting our attendance at the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro in Montreal in June, 2014. Our eight-person organizing crew was accepted, and now we need to get there, stay indoors somewhere and eat for the week.
  • $3000–Anthology. To celebrate our accomplishment of curating five years of touring, we are creating an anthology open to all artists who have performed with us over the years. Support it’s production!
  • $2000– Organizational development. Did you know how expensive it is to start a business? Becoming legit is not free y’all!

Please click here to donate via PayPal!

Our events are mostly volunteer-run, and the money we do make goes to venue rental [not cheap in NYC!], paying artists too-small honorariums, and a $25/week practice space the Heels on Wheels core folks share. For tour, using a feminist model that all labor is equally valuable, we pay artists and staff the same wage. This equaled, considering all the time on tour [10 hours a day]: $1/hour for the first tour, and $2/hour for the next two tours. The tour organizing is paid at about $0.10-$1/hour. Heels on Wheels is a labor of love that we want to continue, and to do so we want to invite more people in, and be able to provide more sustainable honorariums to them.

Grassroots Fundraising

Heels on Wheels has survived for four+ years on the generosity and financial support of the communities we participate in [and two *tiny* grants]. Every time you pay to come to a show, buy our merch, or donate to our fundraising campaigns, you make radical art possible! Thank you!!!

Large Donations & Grant Eligibility

Heels on Wheels proudly and gratefully acknowledges the fiscal sponsorship of Great Small Works, an amazing organization that’s been making live art for social change for over 20 years. Large donations or grants can be tax-deductibly processed through them. Also, we highly recommend you check out their live shows!

Past Campaigns: Keep the Glitter Sparkling!

In 2013, we raised $3,500 towards our organization’s sustainability.
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Heels on Wheels emerges from an active anti-oppression, intersectional, radical queer, feminist and liberatory standpoint boldy asserting: art can change our world.

As event organizers we’ve created space for over 150 artists to share their stories, their truths, and their creativity live in front of amazing audiences. We’ve gathered 200 people at four different community conversations, and 100 at workshops. We’ve entertained, inspired, and educated over 2,000 folks across Canada and the continental U.S. at shows that are always financially accessible and often all-ages.

We’ve been working together for almost four years and are currently building our organization’s infrastructure so we can work together more democratically, sustain our cultural work, and include more people in the core organizing, curating, and producing group.

For this — we need seed money! To start a business bank account, to apply for grants, and to combat income inequality by paying honorariums so more people can work with us.

As a working-class and poor people-led organization, we know that taking time off work without pay is not always an option, and we don’t want that reality to keep any femme who wants to work with Heels on Wheels out, so some of this money will go towards income reimbursement for touring artists.

Lastly, we plan to hold a visioning retreat in Summer 2013, and want to make it financially accessible for everyone who wants to attend to do so.

Our events are mostly volunteer-run, and the money we do make goes to space rental [not cheap in NYC!], paying artists too-small honorariums, and a $25/week practice space the Heels on Wheels core folks share. For tour, using a feminist model that all labor is equally valuable, we pay artists and staff the same wage. This equalled, considering all the time on tour [10 hours a day]: $1/hour for the first tour, and $2/hour for the next two tours. The tour organizing is paid at about $0.50-$1/hour. Heels on Wheels is a labor of love that we want to continue, and to do so we want to invite more people in, and be able to provide more sustainable honorariums to them.

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