We recognize that telling your story can be activating or re-traumatizing. We have listed some resources here that can offer care, support, and legal advice (if required).
For those who feel motivated to act further, we have also listed avenues for education and advocacy.
Craft Equity is represented pro bono by Crumiller P.C., a law firm in New York City that handles cases of harassment, discrimination, and abuse. Because Craft Equity is now dormant, please contact Crumiller P.C. directly if you are seeking legal advice.
During the project's period of operation, Craft Equity and Crumiller P.C. offered to facilitate anonymous communication without fear of reprisal, should a story submitter wish to communicate anonymously with an institution where they had experienced harm.
If you need assistance finding resources (counseling, support groups, legal aid) in your area, Crumiller P.C. can refer you through their extensive network.
Equality Act Guidance provides information and guidance on the Equality Act 2010, including age discrimination and public sector Equality Duty.
Artquest: Artists anywhere in England can use Artquest's advice and information helpline, including legal information, for any question on their career. Their other projects include support for peer mentoring, workforce development grants, resources for art tutors, and a free online professional network. Their website covers every aspect of an artists work, including finding opportunities, getting exhibitions, meeting curators, tax and self-employment, self-promotion, fees and sales.
Equal Rights Advocates fights for gender justice in workplaces and schools across the country. Equal Rights Advocates may be able to provide free legal services to students or school employees who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, or unequal opportunities for LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, or GNC individuals. You can contact them by filling out their contact form.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline is operated by the The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all calls are anonymous and confidential. They partner with local organizations, and can connect you with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. Please call: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
The LGBT National Help Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning community by providing free & confidential peer-support and local resources. All of their services are free and confidential. For local LGBTQIA+ resources in your area, search the GLBTnearme.org database for support, community centers, youth groups, and more. You can access the LGBT national hotline, the LGBT youth talkline, LGBT senior hotline, peer-to-peer chat support, and more through their website. HOTLINE/ TALKLINE HOURS: Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time. (Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time). Saturday from 9am to 2pm, pacific time (Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time). ·
LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564. ·
LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743. ·
LGBT National Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243. ·
Peer-to-peer online chat: http://www.glnh.org/
Safe Horizon advocates are available 24 hours, 365 days a year to provide confidential crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter and information about resources: 212.227.3000
For Free Counseling or Advocacy:
Click the black tab Chat Widget on the side of the page
African Rainbow Family: Support for LGBTIQ people of African heritage and the wider Black and Asian Minority Ethnic groups
Abolitionist Futures: Abolitionist Futures is a collaboration of community organisers and activists in Britain and Ireland who are working together to build a future without prisons, police and punishment.
Kaleidoscope Trust is A UK-based charity focused on fighting for the human rights of LGBT+ people across the Commonwealth.
Queer Circle is a London-based organization that has hosted exploratory workshops and events with artists, curators, writers and community organisers to develop a programme that is befitting to the needs and aspirations of the LGBTQ+ community.
AKT: akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
Stonewall: Information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Contact Stonewall's Information Service FREEPHONE 0800 0502020. Lines are open 9:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday.
Mermaids: Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. They also currently offer web chat support to students up to the age of 25.
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline: A safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being. Call, chat, or email.
Galop supports LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. Call their helpline, refer yourself for advocacy support, or get involved in their online community.
Sisters Uncut: A direct-action collective against domestic violence.
Federal and ADA Disability Resources is a searchable site with details about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the agencies responsible for enforcing it.
Opportunities for Inclusion's website has a list of local agencies that can assist with disability access.
National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Accessibility can help you assess if your project will serve audiences with disabilities and includes this helpful checklist for programs and publications. You can also lodge a discrimination complaint through them.
Art Connect's "Initiatives for Disabled Artists You Should Know" highlights opportunities for disabled artists and writers.
Caroyn Lazard's "Accessibility in the Arts: A Promise and a Practice" is an accessibility guide geared toward small arts non-profits.
The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's ADA Planning Workbook is a tool for planning access to events, publications, buildings, and websites.
Disability Arts is an organisation led by disabled people, set up to advance disability arts and culture through the pages of their journal.
Disability Rights UK works with Disabled People’s Organisations and Government across the UK to influence regional and national change for better rights, benefits, quality of life and economic opportunities for Disabled people.
Arts Administrators of Color empowering artists & arts administrators of color & advocating for equity & inclusion in the arts.
Asian American Feminist Collective NYC-based Asian American feminists in solidarity organizing, politicizing & talking back.
Asian American Writer's Workshop amplifying Asian and Asian diasporic storytelling since 1991.
Black Craftspeople a Digital Archive - dedicated to telling the stories of Black Craftspeople and the objects they created.
Crafting the Future artists working together to provide equitable opportunities in the arts.
Movement for Black Lives M4BL is a national network of organizations and individuals creating a broad political home for Black people to learn, organize, & take action.
Race-based Trauma Resources list of resources from the City of Alexandria, VA.
Related Tactics a collective producing creative projects at the intersection of race and culture.
The Color Network the Color Network’s mission is to aid in the advancement of people of color in the ceramic arts.
Black Cultural Archives is the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.
The Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture is an intersectional online art school dedicated to documenting and highlighting the art histories and the current creative practices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Museum Detox is a network for people of colour who work in museums, galleries, libraries, archives, and the heritage sector.
The White Pube is artist collective with writing and a podcast that also runs a Successful Funding Application Library, a monthly working class Writers Grant and a residency on their homepage.
The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise that aims to deliver black British history all across the UK.
Artist Recovery Club is a class run by Ruby Savage on The Artist's Way.
Mudbelly Ceramics is an intersectional Black queer feminist pottery space that seeks an intimate, reciprocal approach to learning. They offer free and low cost ceramics classes for Black people in London, taught by Black ceramicists.
Black Curators Collective is a collective and forum for Black women and non-binary curators in the UK.
Migrants in Culture is a network of migrants organising to create the conditions of safety, agency and solidarity in the culture sector for migrants, people of colour and all others impacted by the UK’s immigration regime.
Stand up to Racism campaigns against all forms of racism, fascism, Islamophobia & antisemitism.
Stuart Hall Foundation is committed to public education, addressing urgent questions of race and inequality in culture and society through talks and events, and building a growing network of Stuart Hall Foundation scholars and artists in residence.
UK Black Pride is committed to ensuring that we campaign with organisations within our communities to promotes unity and co-operation among all Black, BAME people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, as well as their friends and families, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex.
Advance HE's Race Equality Charter provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.
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