With your help, artists can change the world.
Thank you for considering support of Fuel | We Power Change. Your charitable contributions allow us to amplify the voices of emerging artists and social entrepreneurs who we believe have the potential for significant impact but may not have the resources to produce a full-scale campaign or project.
Why should you support Fuel?
- Our strategy works. Founded by award-winning artist and social entrepreneur Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Fuel | We Power Change has helped dozens of global leaders and organizations raise nearly $10 million over a 15 year period, re-position important causes at the forefront of public discussion, and improve lives around the world. Our strategy – of partnering high profile and emerging artists with human rights organizations for social change campaigns and creative collaborations – is effective and only growing in potential.
- Your contributions are tax-deductible. Fuel | We Power Change is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)3 public charity. Contributions for the purposes of Fuel | We Power Change may be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The Difference You Make
Each year, Fuel supports promising artists and social entrepreneurs with free consult and strategic planning, partnering and production services. Projects funded by donors like you include:
- In 2012, your contributions will support the production of benefit readings of Ugandan playwright Judith Adong’s timely play, Just Me, You and the Silence, in New York, Los Angeles and London. Ms. Adong’s play is a surprisingly funny yet stunning look at her country’s anti-homosexuality laws.
- In 2008, our supporters helped fund a 1-month research residency in Croatia that allowed artists to examine the growing human trafficking crisis in Eastern/Central Europe. Results from this residency included “We Stand: The Artists Role in the Movement to End Human Trafficking,” a white paper that outlined a global strategy to engage the creative industries in the modern-day abolitionist movement. This plan has since been used as the blueprint for a range of collaborations between artists and organizations working on the issue.
- In 2005, our donors helped us launch the “Live for Darfur Artists Campaign” co-chaired by actor-humanitarian Don Cheadle and featuring 50+ top music, film, television and literary artists. Projects funded included a concert in Los Angeles, and a 30-city college concert tour featuring State Radio and Guster that resulted in thousands of students participating in Save Darfur Coalition’s ‘Million Voices for Darfur’ postcard campaign.
- In 2002, donors like you helped us produce The Venus Project, the South African tour of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Venus. This play explored the harrowing journey of Sarah Baartman, a South African woman trafficked to Europe in the 19th century. Performances of Venus in Johannesburg and Capetown raised over R30,000 to fund an HIV/AIDS unit at a Capetown women’s shelter.
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