Stain'd Arts

is creating shelters in the subversive || an arts and culture organization

35

patrons

$287

per month

Stain'd Arts

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there."

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Stain’d Arts is dedicated to creating platforms for literary, visual and performative artists. Our work springs to life through print publications, online journals, videos, open mics, readings, storytelling and more. Stain’d Arts brings unseen artists and their creative work into the public eye with the philosophy that art which challenges unquestioned beliefs is art doing its best service to society. By creating avenues into the arts for emerging artists, Stain’d mobilizes consciousness, tapping into the power of art to enhance lives while simultaneously increasing public exposure to original, unusual and unfamiliar content. 

Our goal is to make Stain'd Arts a sustainable organization so we can continue this meaningful and powerful work of fostering the arts.

Thank you for being here, for recognizing the need for subversive arts spaces. You are everything to us. Want a little story?

So, what's your story?

The founders of Stain'd Arts, Noah and myself (Delia), caught a beat one day in August of 2015 in an alleyway, and there laid the groundwork for a shared vision of an arts organization. We swapped dreams back and forth, bounced ideas, played with words and finally launched our website in November of that year. It has grown exponentially since then.

Stain’d now produces a twice-annual print publication, and curates popular ongoing series of literary/arts events in and around Denver, including:
-a monthly open-mic featuring an upcoming local artist
-a storytelling event in collaboration with Soul Stories
-a few new and fresh video series
-a collection of poetry/handmade book.
-a short story collection
-an online journal called liminal
-a blog on stains :)
-a summer reading series which elevates the work of emerging artists
-a free weekly creative writing critique group
-workshops which create affordable access to literary/arts skills for the community

By bringing this content into people's consciousness, into their Friday nights, onto their coffee tables and the backs of their toilets, we can create a more connected, honest and vibrant world. We believe in art that disrupts. We believe so much in this vision that we've paid out thousands of dollars to artists before ever pocketing a dime. (I am not recommending this, it wasn't the smartest approach. but it is the heart that moves)

More and more people (artists and audiences alike) are impacted by our work. We have a huge vision and with the support of a platform like Patreon, we're able to work this vision without the constraints of searching for other, more traditional (and arguably less stable and more isolating) forms of revenue. We have so much more we want to cultivate. Seriously. Like, a retreat that's coming and a play and a dance showcase.

It takes a lot to produce all of the work that Stain'd does. Patreon ensures we continue to work towards our vision for the world. 

Enough about you, what about me?


Right, I hear you. Well... You get to be a part of this community. Depending on your reward level, you get perks like annual subscriptions, or voting power (like which themes we pick), or tickets to events. You also get the delightful benefit of knowing you were a part of making this happen:
  • Paying artists for their work. 
  • Hosting online platforms for visual, literary and performative arts
  • The publishing and recognition of emerging artists
  • Fostering community for both artists and audiences to meet one another in the strange grey space inhabiting so many of our lives. 
Both Noah and I are abundantly grateful for the support you are offering. You are helping to create art spaces, and enhance the arts not just in Denver but also across the nation. We are indebted to your vision for a better world. 

with love, on behalf of the whole team, 
– Delia 
Executive Director

(Music in Video by Kayla Marque. More music from Kayla here: https://youtu.be/plRvZC4UjyQ)
Tiers
Bee
$1 or more per month

Thank you for being a part of what keeps our world alive. You are special, you are essential. We appreciate you deeply. We are excited to hear from you and SO welcome your feedback and input in the work we are doing. 


You'll be given access to all of our posts, videos and bits of writing that take place on this Patreon page. 

The Bud
$5 or more per month

Thank you for being who you are, for giving what you've given, for believing in art, and the world, and its inhabitants. You are the bud in the springtime, the burst of color from the snow, the delicate essence that makes our hearts beat a little faster. Thanks to your contribution we are able to be a little more sustainable, to pay our artists a little more, to have a little more play. That is huge! It means so much that you support this work. We could not do this without you. Please, share your thoughts with us as we go along and grow, expand, create. 


You'll be given access to all of our posts, videos and bits of writing that take place on this Patreon page. 

Babe
$10 or more per month
You are just exquisite. Truly. Your support is enormous. It's ground breaking. It's earth shattering. Your support allows us to expand programming into neighborhoods and communities historically denied access to the arts. You have given us the capacity to look beyond what we currently do and envision more. This is very significant for us.


At this membership level we will automatically send you a copy of Stain'd each time we go to print (twice a year). 

Mega Babe
$20 or more per month

We are so grateful for you. Awed by you. Gazing up lovingly at you. How'd you get to be so fine? Your passion, your commitment, your values- just stunning.


At this membership level you'll receive a yearly subscription **Plus** We are giving you a ticket to our liminal event each time they come around (twice a year, on average). 

Supa-star decision-maker
$25 or more per month

You are a gift. 


Please enjoy our yearly subscription of Stain'd Magazine in print. 


We'll also reserve tickets for you to our twice annual Liminal storytelling event. We will contact you in advance to see if you'd like to reserve!


Additionally, we'd like for you to cast a vote! Every now and then we have to make decisions. Like, what the next theme of our print issue will be, the name of our short story collection, etc. You get to cast a vote, if you want to!


<3. 

Soulshine & Mention as Sponsor
$35 or more per month

Yes, you would be my Soulshine. 


If you are committing this much to us every month I feel we must really have something special here. I can hardly wait to share with you the joys of my job and hear your feedback and vision for our work. 


For your truly appreciated patronage, you get:
-Voting rights


-Yearly subscription, most definitely. 


-Easy access to materials like videos from the open mic, poetry videos, and the like. 


-Because this is such a significant contribution, we'd like to give you two liminal tickets, twice a year.


-Additionally, your name will appear under our list of sponsors in our publication.

The Apple of My Eye (Sorry Noah)
$50 or more per month

Truly though...This is ridiculous. From the deepest recesses of our hearts, thank you for your support of our work. Thank you for fostering the expansion of the arts, for facilitating the support of subversive, honest and raw work. Thank you for letting us do our work in the world, and in turn providing a platform for other artists to do what they love, too.


For your support:

-Your name will be listed on our website and within our publication under sponsors


-We'd like to send you a copy of our print publication, each time they go to print, in appreciation of your support. And so, we'll be doing just that! 


-We'll give you not one but TWO tickets to each of our liminal storytelling events at the Mercury. 


-Voting rights


-You'll be receiving all the publications and other goodies we produce throughout the year (short story collection, poetry collection, etc)


-We'll send you a copy of a previous publication (your choice. except for volume I. limited supply)

Divinity Incarnate
$100 or more per month

At lease I'm pretty sure. At least it sure seems like it. 


They say don't make idols of god. (or some say, depending). so I won't be adding an image here, we don't want to get too attached to it, now do we?


It is hard for me to even imagine the degree of belief in our work, of support, encouragement a patron at this level would be offering. 


This membership level allows us to do so much. This allows us to carry on our work of creating platforms for voices and stories that go unheard and unseen. This allows us to support and foster communities of emerging, subversive, counter-culture artists. This allows us to devote so much to breaking open the single narrative culture we live in and examine the subtle, the nuanced. 


Thank you for letting me do the work that I love. Thank you for shouting into the world that art matters. Thank you for creating hope and beauty and meaning. 


For the immensity of this tier:

-Your name will be listed on our website and within our publication under sponsors.


-We will send you every publication that we create. (Books, magazines, who knows what else)


-We will also send you two previous publications, your choice (Preferably not Volume I, we have very few left, but also, if you insist, absolutely). 


-Voting Rights


-We'd like to send you two copies of our print publication, each time they go to print, in appreciation of your support. 


-We'll give you not one but TWO tickets to each of our liminal storytelling events at the Mercury. 


-We'll send you insider media like videos, pictures and other updates from our events 


-You can hop on a live conversation with people from our team via Discord. (tbh, I'm not entirely sure what this is. But we can figure it out together, you and I).


-And lastly, you'll be receiving hand-written notes with news, musings and appreciation a few times a year. 

Goals
$287 of $300 per month
When we reach $300 a month, we'll begin working on our first ever collection of short stories. I personally love the short story form. Though I am wildly intimidated by it, I think it is such a genius container.

This collection will be full of hand-selected writers and storytellers whose work we love and cherish. This is an opportunity for their work to be featured, but it is also an offering to you, our patrons. 

We intend to build this as a counterpart to Disquiet, our poetry collection. I think they will speak to each other in some way, create a dialogue, carry each other's threads. To be honest, it's all still developing. Which is very exciting! Because it means you get to have some say and sway in it.

So come sway. 

(now open to project title suggestions)

Concrete outcomes:
-short story collection, 2020
2 of 7

Stain'd Arts

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there."

[














Stain’d Arts is dedicated to creating platforms for literary, visual and performative artists. Our work springs to life through print publications, online journals, videos, open mics, readings, storytelling and more. Stain’d Arts brings unseen artists and their creative work into the public eye with the philosophy that art which challenges unquestioned beliefs is art doing its best service to society. By creating avenues into the arts for emerging artists, Stain’d mobilizes consciousness, tapping into the power of art to enhance lives while simultaneously increasing public exposure to original, unusual and unfamiliar content. 

Our goal is to make Stain'd Arts a sustainable organization so we can continue this meaningful and powerful work of fostering the arts.

Thank you for being here, for recognizing the need for subversive arts spaces. You are everything to us. Want a little story?

So, what's your story?

The founders of Stain'd Arts, Noah and myself (Delia), caught a beat one day in August of 2015 in an alleyway, and there laid the groundwork for a shared vision of an arts organization. We swapped dreams back and forth, bounced ideas, played with words and finally launched our website in November of that year. It has grown exponentially since then.

Stain’d now produces a twice-annual print publication, and curates popular ongoing series of literary/arts events in and around Denver, including:
-a monthly open-mic featuring an upcoming local artist
-a storytelling event in collaboration with Soul Stories
-a few new and fresh video series
-a collection of poetry/handmade book.
-a short story collection
-an online journal called liminal
-a blog on stains :)
-a summer reading series which elevates the work of emerging artists
-a free weekly creative writing critique group
-workshops which create affordable access to literary/arts skills for the community

By bringing this content into people's consciousness, into their Friday nights, onto their coffee tables and the backs of their toilets, we can create a more connected, honest and vibrant world. We believe in art that disrupts. We believe so much in this vision that we've paid out thousands of dollars to artists before ever pocketing a dime. (I am not recommending this, it wasn't the smartest approach. but it is the heart that moves)

More and more people (artists and audiences alike) are impacted by our work. We have a huge vision and with the support of a platform like Patreon, we're able to work this vision without the constraints of searching for other, more traditional (and arguably less stable and more isolating) forms of revenue. We have so much more we want to cultivate. Seriously. Like, a retreat that's coming and a play and a dance showcase.

It takes a lot to produce all of the work that Stain'd does. Patreon ensures we continue to work towards our vision for the world. 

Enough about you, what about me?


Right, I hear you. Well... You get to be a part of this community. Depending on your reward level, you get perks like annual subscriptions, or voting power (like which themes we pick), or tickets to events. You also get the delightful benefit of knowing you were a part of making this happen:
  • Paying artists for their work. 
  • Hosting online platforms for visual, literary and performative arts
  • The publishing and recognition of emerging artists
  • Fostering community for both artists and audiences to meet one another in the strange grey space inhabiting so many of our lives. 
Both Noah and I are abundantly grateful for the support you are offering. You are helping to create art spaces, and enhance the arts not just in Denver but also across the nation. We are indebted to your vision for a better world. 

with love, on behalf of the whole team, 
– Delia 
Executive Director

(Music in Video by Kayla Marque. More music from Kayla here: https://youtu.be/plRvZC4UjyQ)

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Tiers
Bee
$1 or more per month

Thank you for being a part of what keeps our world alive. You are special, you are essential. We appreciate you deeply. We are excited to hear from you and SO welcome your feedback and input in the work we are doing. 


You'll be given access to all of our posts, videos and bits of writing that take place on this Patreon page. 

The Bud
$5 or more per month

Thank you for being who you are, for giving what you've given, for believing in art, and the world, and its inhabitants. You are the bud in the springtime, the burst of color from the snow, the delicate essence that makes our hearts beat a little faster. Thanks to your contribution we are able to be a little more sustainable, to pay our artists a little more, to have a little more play. That is huge! It means so much that you support this work. We could not do this without you. Please, share your thoughts with us as we go along and grow, expand, create. 


You'll be given access to all of our posts, videos and bits of writing that take place on this Patreon page. 

Babe
$10 or more per month
You are just exquisite. Truly. Your support is enormous. It's ground breaking. It's earth shattering. Your support allows us to expand programming into neighborhoods and communities historically denied access to the arts. You have given us the capacity to look beyond what we currently do and envision more. This is very significant for us.


At this membership level we will automatically send you a copy of Stain'd each time we go to print (twice a year). 

Mega Babe
$20 or more per month

We are so grateful for you. Awed by you. Gazing up lovingly at you. How'd you get to be so fine? Your passion, your commitment, your values- just stunning.


At this membership level you'll receive a yearly subscription **Plus** We are giving you a ticket to our liminal event each time they come around (twice a year, on average). 

Supa-star decision-maker
$25 or more per month

You are a gift. 


Please enjoy our yearly subscription of Stain'd Magazine in print. 


We'll also reserve tickets for you to our twice annual Liminal storytelling event. We will contact you in advance to see if you'd like to reserve!


Additionally, we'd like for you to cast a vote! Every now and then we have to make decisions. Like, what the next theme of our print issue will be, the name of our short story collection, etc. You get to cast a vote, if you want to!


<3. 

Soulshine & Mention as Sponsor
$35 or more per month

Yes, you would be my Soulshine. 


If you are committing this much to us every month I feel we must really have something special here. I can hardly wait to share with you the joys of my job and hear your feedback and vision for our work. 


For your truly appreciated patronage, you get:
-Voting rights


-Yearly subscription, most definitely. 


-Easy access to materials like videos from the open mic, poetry videos, and the like. 


-Because this is such a significant contribution, we'd like to give you two liminal tickets, twice a year.


-Additionally, your name will appear under our list of sponsors in our publication.

The Apple of My Eye (Sorry Noah)
$50 or more per month

Truly though...This is ridiculous. From the deepest recesses of our hearts, thank you for your support of our work. Thank you for fostering the expansion of the arts, for facilitating the support of subversive, honest and raw work. Thank you for letting us do our work in the world, and in turn providing a platform for other artists to do what they love, too.


For your support:

-Your name will be listed on our website and within our publication under sponsors


-We'd like to send you a copy of our print publication, each time they go to print, in appreciation of your support. And so, we'll be doing just that! 


-We'll give you not one but TWO tickets to each of our liminal storytelling events at the Mercury. 


-Voting rights


-You'll be receiving all the publications and other goodies we produce throughout the year (short story collection, poetry collection, etc)


-We'll send you a copy of a previous publication (your choice. except for volume I. limited supply)

Divinity Incarnate
$100 or more per month

At lease I'm pretty sure. At least it sure seems like it. 


They say don't make idols of god. (or some say, depending). so I won't be adding an image here, we don't want to get too attached to it, now do we?


It is hard for me to even imagine the degree of belief in our work, of support, encouragement a patron at this level would be offering. 


This membership level allows us to do so much. This allows us to carry on our work of creating platforms for voices and stories that go unheard and unseen. This allows us to support and foster communities of emerging, subversive, counter-culture artists. This allows us to devote so much to breaking open the single narrative culture we live in and examine the subtle, the nuanced. 


Thank you for letting me do the work that I love. Thank you for shouting into the world that art matters. Thank you for creating hope and beauty and meaning. 


For the immensity of this tier:

-Your name will be listed on our website and within our publication under sponsors.


-We will send you every publication that we create. (Books, magazines, who knows what else)


-We will also send you two previous publications, your choice (Preferably not Volume I, we have very few left, but also, if you insist, absolutely). 


-Voting Rights


-We'd like to send you two copies of our print publication, each time they go to print, in appreciation of your support. 


-We'll give you not one but TWO tickets to each of our liminal storytelling events at the Mercury. 


-We'll send you insider media like videos, pictures and other updates from our events 


-You can hop on a live conversation with people from our team via Discord. (tbh, I'm not entirely sure what this is. But we can figure it out together, you and I).


-And lastly, you'll be receiving hand-written notes with news, musings and appreciation a few times a year.