Issue Project Room: Benefit for Artists Fund (Virtual)
Event by Issue Project Room.
ISSUE’s Benefit for our inaugural Artist Fund takes place on October 21st, streaming at 8pm EST. The event features a host of new audiovisual works, including from my kitchen window the building was blinking from legendary performer, composer, and record producer Jim O’Rourke, composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies’ film Passing, as well as drill hall, bim bam bom a collaborative work from past and present Artists-In-Residence Holland Andrews, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste & Will Rawls. The expansive streaming event also includes features from artists Leila Bordreuil, Annea Lockwood & Nate Wooley, 2020 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow Leyya Tawil & Porest, and others from the ISSUE community.
This event culminates and benefits ISSUE’s inaugural Artist Fund, a critical fundraising initiative to enable ongoing commissions through a year of unprecedented challenges for performing arts. This dedicated fund reinforces ISSUE’s investment in artists as we develop new ways of supporting experimental work. Please consider making a contribution by October 21st, 2020 to sustain resources, opportunities, and a cultural context for artists to push the boundaries of creative practice.
ISSUE Project Room’s 2020 Artist Fund Benefit is a FREE event. In lieu of purchasing tickets to the Benefit and Fall performances, all of which are freely accessible, please consider making a $25+ suggested donation (or an amount that you feel is meaningful) in support of ISSUE’s 2020 commissions and the contributing artists.