Your 2023 donation to Rosy Simas Danse (RSD) will continue to support Native and BIPOC artists at RSD studios in the Northrup King Building (NKB) in Minneapolis.
In 2021, we opened three thirty one space at NKB. This year, we will open Studio 240, also at NKB, to BETTER support transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and dance artists. Studio 240 is a rehearsal, meeting, classroom, gallery, and event space for artists to build relationships and work together. Studio 240 also includes a dedicated office space for our growing staff.
We need to raise $12,000 during Give to the Max to reach our $40,000 goal for 2024:
• To purchase and install lighting and sound equipment to increase the amount of space and versatility of the space for artists.
• To create a sustainable access fund of $10,000 annually to provide accessibility services to disclosed and nondisclosed disabled and Deaf artists. We envision access to be beyond providing ASL and audio description services. The artists we work with have a wide range of accessibility needs, including writing and planning assistance, artistic development, unloading/loading assistance, and much more. This fund goes beyond ADA compliance and imagines a residency experience for all that helps artists achieve their goals while working in RSD spaces.
• To hire an access liaison to work with artists and the community to ensure better accessibility to RSD programs and events.
Please consider helping us meet these goals in 2024.
Check out our main website for more on Rosy Simas Danse's past, current, and future work. http://www.rosysimasdanse.com/