Fresh Meat was founded in 2002 and in the past decade has emerged to become one of the nation's foremost transgender arts organizations. The company offers three year round programs including Sean Dorsey Dance, a resident dance company performing the artistic director's choreography for audiences in the Bay Area and around the country; the Fresh Meat Performance festival providing a venue for over 150 transgender performing, visual, and literary artists; and the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. The Bay Area is home to the largest transgender population in the country (estimated at approximately 12,000) and this small budget organization has demonstrated a unique ability to create outstanding and original work for and by this community. With first time general operating support the organization will add administrative staff so that artistic director can focus more attention on ensuring the quality of the organization's creative products and generating new choreographic work which will contribute to the organization's capacity to reach its artistic and its financial objectives and to serve a historically marginalized community.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
Fresh Meat Productions is nationally recognized for its ability to produce and present art that explores and affirms the experiences, expressions, and visibility of transgender communities. Its programs include an annual arts festival; a resident dance company performing artistic director Sean Dorsey’s original choreography; and production of performing arts events, in partnership with other organizations that reach people who cross or mix gender roles and identities. The San Francisco-based organization reaches more than 17,000 people each year.
for pre-production expenses associated with a documentation project
Fresh Meat Productions is nationally recognized for its ability to explore and promote the experiences, expressions, and visibility of transgender people and communities. This project grant would support the fundraising and pre-production phase for a new feature-length documentary about the seminal organization.