What the F*** is up with arts fundraising?! We know we aren’t distributing wealth equitably. We’re wasting time producing fundraisers instead of making art. We collectively know there has to be a better way to do this and so we’re building it together, with you!

F** the Gala is a yearlong virtual performance and social experiment around arts fundraising. It’s a safe space for spicy exchange. You’ll have access to experts in everything from decolonizing wealth, racial capitalism, to donor development and federal funding. 

This exploration is happening through digital art presentations, interactive modules, and data acquisition games that create infographics and visualizations. 

If you care about creating sustainable change you’ll need to start engaging with this site on the Calling Up Justice Website, for this ongoing exploration! Come F** the Gala with us. 

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Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance.

Award-winning philanthropy executive Edgar Villanueva draws from the traditions from the Native way to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides.

I barely have time for this! 

“Edgar Villanueva, a Native American philanthropist, explains why decolonizing wealth is necessary.”  

From: The Face of America 5 minutes

I can afford a little time!

“Edgar Villanueva | Decolonizing Wealth” 

From: SkollWF 2019 22 minutes

I can invest my time in this!

#PhilanthropySoWhite: Challenging Structural Racism as White Leaders in Philanthropy

From: Schott Foundation  60 minutes

After watching a video, reflect on it and post online! #FtheGala

Before you go...

Click the image below to access to our interactive decolonizing wealth module on Oh Yay