Artists raising money in support of Amistad Law Project. All profit goes directly to the Amistad Law Project. Editions of 20.

Participating Artists:
Mark Thomas Gibson
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Michelle Lopez
Sheldon Omar-Abba
Kara Springer
Didier William

Jonathan Lyndon Chase
Alex Da Corte
David Hartt
Sharon Hayes
Marcus Maddox
Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Becky Suss

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Art for Philadelphia is a response to the surge of resistance to police violence against black communities. Philadelphia has long been home to visionary community organizing for black survival. At this moment, AFP is a conduit for crucial funding for local community-led organizations, many of whom have been doing this work for years and who are demanding systemic solutions to end the criminalization of being black. These include paying cash bail, defunding the local police force, and direct support for incarcerated people. We launched our first print benefit on Wednesday, June 3rd, and raised $40,000 for the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund in 24 hours. Over the next three weeks, we will raise funds for local community-led organizations through the sale of limited-edition artist prints.

Art for Philadelphia is organized by Meg Onli with River Jukes Hudson, Maori Karmael Holmes, Molly Brandt, Melissa MacNair, Caitlin Palmer, Kira Rodriguez, and Robert Chaney.

Much love and gratitude to Amita Swadhin, Amber Rose, Jackie Clay, Jessica Lynne, Maori Karmael Holmes, Patricio Manuel, Caitlin Barry, Aleesa Cohene, Kate Kraczon, Sally Glass, Suzy Halajian, Lauren Downing, and Lauren Vallone who all provided invaluable guidance and feedback.

Please visit Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, and Amistad Law Project for additional resources and information.

Fiscal Sponsor: BlackStar Projects
Printing: Chris Cunningham, Loupe
PR: Cultural Counsel
Paper has been provided courtesy of Canson


FAQ – UPDATED 06/10/2020

How much of the funds raised from 06/02/2020 – 06/09/2020 go to the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund?
87% of the gross proceeds go directly to the bail fund.

What does the other 13% cover?
The remaining percentage includes printing at cost and credit card processing fees. 

What support has been provided to this project?
We have been able to donate 87% of the total funds raised through in-kind donations of website design by Recent Work, graphic design by ELLA, and packing materials from Robert Chaney.