13% of $18,540 goal
We've raised $40,000 of the $60,000 budget! Can you help get us over the finish line?
Thanks to incredible, patron-saint donors like the Hicks Family, UM Arts Initiative, A2SF, CultureVerse, Wolverine Tax, Zingerman's, Bubbles Sandcastle, & more!
Express Your Yes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit joining forces with Ann Arbor Summer Fest this June 9th, 15th, & 20th for a 3-night spectacular, ANN ARBOR IS BURNING and we need YOUR help to make it a reality!
Our team of passionate artists and activists, including our inter-city crew of producers Petals Sandcastle, Tunde Olaniran, Na Bonsai, & Elisandra Rosario - as well as almost 70 paid creatives hailing from around the state of Michigan - are working hard to bring this dreamworld to life. Will you help us build a platform where we can all unleash our inner child, move, play, and connect with each other?
With you, we're bringing experimental R&B/classical harpist and singer Ahya Simone to the Grove Stage. You'll also experience two groundbreaking queer black musical productions: SABETYE's FORT PREMONITION and Supercoolwicked's Negro, Spiritual, at Rackham Stage on June 15th.
Help us bring Shua Group’s Move/Play to the Power Center Lawn; and create DreamSpace, a multi-sensory installation showcasing the art and intersectional efforts of Michigan artists and organizations working towards co-liberation for all people.
Additionally, your contribution will fund our inaugural Community Council at A2SF on June 20th!
And we're kicking our invasion off with an epic cypher & silent disco called MANIFESTOS OF LOVE on June 9th, featuring legendary DJs, MCs, dancers, drag queens, and poets.
Mark your calendars! Share with your people! And hit the little purple Donate button to help support our unprecedented Dreamer's Manifesto!
Your donation supports marginalized creatives who generate the lion's share of arts and culture in our state, yet lack consistent and sustained access to resources. Help us show unimaginable possibilities exist OUTSIDE OF THE NORMATIVE BOX.
Join us in throwing a celebration that ignites our unified spirit and electrifies our senses, celebrating non-normative creativity for all ages.
With love, power, and solidarity,
Petals, Tunde, Na, Eli, and the entire Express Your Yes Family