We are #communitysponsored.

#Communitysponsored is definitely a humble brag. It means we get to be supported by the very people we seek to create for. Like, real people. And that is, the people around us.

Our only bottom line is the intersection between our work and you. If you’re down for us, we can’t imagine a better badge to wear.

May this art vehicle bring together all y/our different energies in a cataclysmic way.

🔥 MILESTONES ACHIEVED WITH THE FIRST $4K:
(The first $4,000 for our first season in 2019 was raised entirely by founder Rose Kim working various odd jobs on top of her full-time job, in order to manifest her dreams of not only creating art, but also getting money to young POC artists for their work — emblematic of her deep rooted belief in recognizing the power, potency, and potential in young POC/allied creatives.)

• Sep to Dec 2019 / art rat’s first season: All company members received a $300/month stipend (With the exception of Rose, who — at this time — is not taking any personal profit from this vehicle.)

• Commissioned writer and designer Walter Cabal (IG:@waltercabal) to publish our first piece of dramaturgy: bit.ly/walterforartrat !

• All travel expenses paid, to take the entire company on our very first tour to UC DAVIS (November 2019).

• The production of four pay-what-you-can shows in December 2019 at a warehouse studio space in Anaheim, CA.

ART RAT 2019-2020 SPONSORS

It takes a motha fkn village !

Connie Ko $1,000 (October 2019)

David Chiang $10 (11/5/19, 11/7/19)
+ $15 (2/18/20)

Michael Nguyen $50 (11/5/19)

Ann Nguyen $5 (11/5/19)

Betania Merari $50 (11/5/19)

Arthur Shir $100 (11/6/19)

Sheresade Poblet $10 (11/6/19)

Tom Hartig $6 (11/6/19, 11/7/19)

Khalil $10 (11/6/19)

Ahash Francis $20 (11/7/19)

Tammie Jeon $25 (11/7/19)

Diego Verduzco $10 (11/7/19)

Richard Kim $20 (11/8/19)

Ero Chen $10 (11/8/19)

Sarah Cho $100 (11/8/19)

Karina Rodriguez $10 (11/8/19)
+ $5 (2/5/20)

Bianca Rodriguez $10 (11/10/19)

Daniel Thai $50 (11/11/19)

Myah Daniels $4 (11/11/19)

Jenny Kim $75 (11/11/19)
+ $10 (2/8/20)

Sam Herring $10 (11/12/19)

Monique Magpayo $20 (11/12/19)

James Han $20 (11/12/19)

Anna Rita Moukarzel $5 (11/13/19)

Stephen Han $25 (11/17/19)

Earnest Lynch $10 (11/27 19)

Huaimin Yeh $20 (12/3/19)

Steve Kim and Heather Kim $200 (12/14/19)

Lea Chang $50 (12/23/19)

Claire Huang $10 (12/27/19)

Samuel Kim $10 (2/6/20)

Claudia Lee $15 (2/6/20)

Angella Lee $15 (2/7/20)

Jerry Frizzell $15 (3/1/20)

Kai Horng $15 (3/1/20)

Winston Cho $15 (3/1/20)

Rachel Elle $10 (3/1/20)

Robin Kim $100 (3/1/20)

Shi Fan $2 (3/1/20)

Rufayda Dhamani $15 (3/13/20)

*Fun fact: 95% of our sponsors are Ages 18-35 and people of color.

CURRENTLY RAISED: $2,584 / $ 4,000

FOR OUR SECOND SEASON ~ ART RAT 2020!

What you can expect in 2020 from Art Rat:

  • a multi-disciplinary, indie artist fundraiser and festival celebrating & honoring our amazing sponsors and our online community of 2019-2020. [THIS HAPPENED FEB 15TH!!! AHH!! SO GOOD! documentation coming soon!]
  • our first Guest Artist Residency in April 2020.
    Marcus Jade Demery (click for his bandcamp) X Art Rat
    – a day-long retreat for POC/allied creatives to cross pollinate crafts.
    – concert of Marcus’s works, plus new collab performance between Marcus (blues musician) & Rose (actor)
    – workshops on radical artistry, decolonizing one’s process, and how to Fuse different mediums of art in “Mutual Drive”
  • an all new original work. “The Good People”, written and directed by Rose Kim — a dark comedy about “being good” in today’s world. Inspired by “The Good Person of Szechwan” by Bertolt Brecht, and his ‘Epic Theatre’. Playing December 2020.