This year, Slut Island Festival is free of charge, but we are fundraising for local organizations, BLACK HEALING FUND, the ISKWEU PROJECT and TAKING WHAT WE NEED from October 15th – November 15th 2020. Please make a donation and help us achieve our fundraising goal, and take a moment to learn about each of these programs and share them in your networks.
In previous years, Slut Island Festival has relied on the combination of funding from the Canada Council for the Arts (as well as FACTOR) and suggested donations (with no one turned away for lack of funds) from festival attendees to pay artists and employees and cover all costs associated with running the festival. This year we are relying entirely on our funding to run The 2020 edition of Slut Island Festival which is happening predominantly virtually, with a few events happening safely out doors in response to COVID-19.
It is undeniable that in the wake of a global pandemic, as well as with any other large scale crisis, that marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted and that their safety and survival is dependent on community-led / grassroots organizations. We cannot rely on our government to provide relief from the devastating impact of the pandemic on (dis)abled, houseless, low-income, non-status people (particularly those who are 2SLGBTQIA+ and/or BIPOC) in terms of employment, housing, safety, mental well being or access to basic and essential resources for survival.
Please consider making a donation to the local organizations above as well as the following:
1472 Land Back Lane, Justice for Joyce, Native Women’s Shelter, COVID-19 Indigenous Seed Crisis Response Circle, Galloway Suit Defense Fund, Unistoten legal fund, Wapikoni Mobile, Vancouver Black Healing Fund, Urgent: Fundraiser to Keep and Indigenous Family Together, Support Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en, The Okra Project