Monday, August 31, 2020
Kansas City Black Lives Matter Murals Need Donations
Right now we notice a fundraising ask for a controversial effort. At the very least, we commend this group for not taking taxpayer funds . . .
ABOUT THE PROJECT - This three-pronged Black Lives Matter project begins with six namesake street murals in diverse neighborhoods across our city. Organizers will fundraise to produce the initial street murals and simultaneously finance a city-wide Black Lives Matter “vertical” murals fund to extend this value statement from streets to buildings. Finally, organizers will make publicly-available a comprehensive “blueprint” for interested individuals or organizations to independently apply this painted value statement to their own neighborhood streets throughout Kansas City.
How Can I Support? Robust fundraising efforts have commenced to finance the modest costs of six [Phase 1] street murals—each unique and commissioned by local Black artists. Fundraising is being led by Troost Market Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization focused on amplifying artists of color. All remaining generated funds will be reserved for underwriting a series of permanent “vertical” Black Lives Matter murals on buildings throughout the city [Phase 2]. Design proposals will be solicited from local artists and juried by a committee established by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, with selections announced at this year’s (virtual) Troostapalooza, organized by Troost Market Collective, in October. Vertical mural fundraising efforts will be supplemented with generous matching support, provided by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City.
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Financial Support, August - October
Phase 1: $12,000
Artists’ commission, paint & supplies for six street mural sites
Phase 2: $30,000 - $50,000
Vertical murals underwriting to fund 6-12 building murals across the city. Competition running August 20-September 20.
Developing . . .