Activation Cooperative Fund


What is a cooperative?
The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) defines a cooperative as, "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise." Cooperatives are based on values of collective management, operating democratically, open membership, equal voting rights, continuous education and concern for community, accountability, transparency, solidarity, and abolishing employment.

Who has access to Activation Cooperative Fund?
Activation Cooperative Fund is available to any individual or collective who has access to a computer and the features used to operate the co-op fund including this website, Loomio, PayPal, and Zoom. Activation Co-op Fund is open to all persons without gender, class, racial, political, or religious discrimination.

How can I enhance the access of this cooperative fund?
Enhance the access of this cooperative  fund by paying for the subscription of someone who is unable to pay, but wants membership. To view monthly subscription amounts, click here.

How can I help sustain the life of this cooperative fund?
COVID-19 hit creatives hard. As such, we must practice sustainability whenever possible. Help sustain the life of this cooperative fund by fully or partially pledging your stimulus check. To pledge, click here. Those who pledge waive the Class Traitor Program residency fee for an artist they nominate. This work is inspired by #ShareMyCheck.

How do proposals work?
Review Proposal Process in Activation Cooperative Fund Handbook to find out how proposals work. To ensure an ecosystem of giving and receiving between members and the members’ structure, a proposal on behalf of Activation must be proposed and funded for every proposal proposed and funded on behalf of a member.

What is Loomio?
Loomio is the platform we use to discuss, make decisions, and vote on proposals.

What is Activation Cooperative Fund unable to fund?
We are unable to fund the debt of members, the military or police or organizations working in partnership with these entities, or projects already receiving funding from institutional sources.

Where can I read more about Activation Cooperative Fund?
Take a look at the Handbook.