Like what UnDo is doing up? You can make sure it continues.
When you enter UnionDocs, we hope you feel the dedication and the love. It is not the biggest art space in Brooklyn, or the one with the most flashy premieres or the regular thumpin’ afterparty. The truth is, we are doing our best to keep up. But it’s not the bills and the business that creates the pressure. We are pretty well organized. We make that part work.
What we are trying to keep pace with is all the artists, journalists, activists and philosophers doing amazing work, the individual talents and the inspiring teams. We are pushed to do more by a flood of stories that make life more rich and more complex, the new visions and the creative methodologies that challenged our previous positions, the dialogues and conversations that need to be had, the cross-cultural connections that need to be made.
Each year a new group of fellows enters this environment. Each month a new workshop brings inspired professionals, insightful experts, and enthusiastic participants together in our space. Each week we highlight projects we believe in through public events. Each spring we release a fresh collection of documentary works from the Collaborative Studio, and every summer we incubate projects from around the world in our Summer Documentary Intensive.
Curiosity and awe are still the biggest motivators. We simply can’t move as quickly as our excitement for all this demands. We can’t do enough, make enough, share enough.
At a time when arts organizations are bailing on Brooklyn, when the idea of rising up from the grassroots can seem like an impossibility, we hope you can resonate with our passion here. If you do, please consider donating to UnionDocs.
UnionDocs started from the absolute grassroots as a collection of experimental media-artists, dedicated journalists, and critical thinkers. With your support over the past few years, we have built a thriving organization and a quickly growing community, putting on over 100 events and bringing in over 275 documentary artists last year.
We have a small, effective staff and a growing board of directors. We are scrappy and smart, making the most of our limited resources. Over 70% percentage of our income is earned through our programs, which is rather high for a non-profit, and much of the granted income comes from government sources, known to set the bar high for accountability.
By making a contribution, you can preserve the momentum and together we can continue creating a wide range of opportunities for documentary artists, producers, critics, and audiences.