Red and black text on a wrinkled piece of seafoam green piece of paper reads “Disabled Creatives & Activists Relief Fund. Hosted by the Crip Camp Impact Campaign and Color of Change”. In the upper left corner are the Crip Camp and Color of Change logos. In the bottom right corner is a cartoon megaphone with animated lines surrounding it.
The Crip Camp impact campaign in partnership with Color of Change has established an emergency relief fund for disabled creatives and activists. Many have lost all or most of their income, and – as freelancers or independent contractors – they don’t qualify for unemployment benefits. The fund will ensure that activists, storytellers and cultural influencers of the future can continue the vital work that Crip Camp champions.

The fund will disperse $1,200 grants.

Red and black text on a wrinkled piece of seafoam green piece of paper reads “Disabled Creatives & Activists Relief Fund. Hosted by the Crip Camp Impact Campaign and Color of Change”. In the upper left corner are the Crip Camp and Color of Change logos. In the bottom right corner is a cartoon megaphone with animated lines surrounding it.
Eligibility/Application Criteria

Applications will be reviewed and selected through an advisory council. The council is made up of five disability rights and justice advocates, including Crip Camp’s Impact Campaign Manager Andraéa LaVant.

Applicants should meet the following criteria to be selected for a grant:

  • Household includes a creative or activist, including community workers, care workers, artists, filmmakers, writers/bloggers, designers, etc.;
  • The creative or activist is an individual who self-identifies as disabled, sick, neurodivergent or Deaf;
  • The creative or activist’s total annual income is at or below $50,000/yr prior to the COVID-19 crisis;
  • As a result of losing income due to COVID-19, the household is experiencing housing insecurity, food insecurity, and/or a loss of personal care/direct service supports that could result in institutionalization.

Households that include people of color and other intersectionally marginalized/multiple marginalized communities will be prioritized in the selection process.

Proof Required from Applicant
  • Sample of creative work/activism, to include sharing social media handles and/or website;
  • Detailed paragraph providing detail about who you are/your work and explaining need for relief funds.
Eligible Use of Funds

The Disabled Creatives & Activists Relief Fund will provide grants to cover a wide range of household and living expenses including groceries, utilities, internet access and rent or mortgage payments.

Crip Camp’s Role

Crip Camp will be responsible for promoting the fund but is not affiliated with Netflix or Higher Ground Productions. The application will be hosted on Crip Camp impact campaign’s website.

Color of Change’s Role

Color of Change is responsible for collecting donations via its website and disbursing grants. Color of Change will accept donations to their general fund, earmarked for Crip Camp.

Please make a tax-deductible donation to our relief fund! 95% of your donation goes directly to disabled community workers and creatives.

 https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cripcamp