New Art for Ancient Memes

By Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens

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New Art For Ancient Memes

Project 2020-06-14 20:41:56 +1200

Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens is a rapidly growing community of fans of the Classical World that numbers over 300,000 followers. We are aware that there is a huge racial inequality in the academic world of Classics and some classical images and ideas have been co-opted by those who would spread messages of hate or racial superiority. Our mission is two-fold: to create a set of artwork for our social media sites that both represents the diverse nature of Classics and its people, and support in particular BIPOC as our fans and also as artists. As such we want to commission artwork from a BIPOC artist and donate any leftover funds to Sportula, a fund supporting Black students of Classics in America.

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First step done!

12/07/2020 at 5:26 PM

Wow guys we have already hit our first target! We will get on to producing our artwork but now is the chance to make a huge difference towards Black Lives in America. All further funds will be donated to Sportula, a microgrant fund for Black classics students! 

    Pledgers 37

    Benjamín Juráň
    2020-08-24 23:41:29 +1200

    "<3"

    Sebastian Moya
    2020-07-31 22:22:51 +1200
    Anne Williams
    2020-07-31 12:20:16 +1200

    "This is extremely up my alley, keep up the great work! Maybe one day we can all get our government-assigned Homeric epithet and be at peace"

    Candace Julian Parker
    2020-07-27 07:21:50 +1200
    Tommy Cucchiara
    2020-07-27 00:39:29 +1200
    Melanie Wright
    2020-07-20 05:46:27 +1200
    emily
    2020-07-19 18:05:35 +1200
    Rachel G
    2020-07-16 03:57:46 +1200
    Charity J E Burk
    2020-07-15 06:04:15 +1200

    "possible to email an illustration already made instead of a mailed card? TY for this work 🖤🌹🖤 in NY. refugee status? SOS SOS blinking SOS"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-07-14 13:32:24 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-07-14 13:05:54 +1200

    "Academia shouldn't be inaccessible because of money or race, and white supremacists don't own the classics"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-07-14 05:37:32 +1200

    "Love to see a commitment toward including and promoting Black folx both within this page and in the field of classics!"

    Maisie Bernstein
    2020-07-14 03:03:48 +1200

    "I love this page and I love what you are doing to make the Classics more inclusive and raising voices of BIPOC"

    Megan Burcl
    2020-07-14 02:55:21 +1200
    Kyle Lewis Jordan
    2020-07-13 22:21:28 +1200
    Emily
    2020-07-13 19:42:46 +1200
    Hunter
    2020-07-13 19:04:10 +1200
    Zane West
    2020-07-13 18:54:49 +1200

    "There should be no discrimination among people who love to learn and meme about the classics or any people. #BLM"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-07-13 12:01:40 +1200
    Jane Seage
    2020-07-13 11:25:32 +1200
    Jeremy Mitchell
    2020-07-13 11:11:30 +1200

    "Yay!"

    Abby Lass
    2020-07-13 05:32:39 +1200

    "I love this page and am so glad that you're doing the work to make it (and classics generally) more diverse, inclusive, and accessible!"

    David Mitchell Clauson
    2020-07-13 02:54:16 +1200
    Katie Garland
    2020-07-13 02:22:52 +1200
    Izzy Powell
    2020-07-13 00:17:10 +1200

    "Thank you for all the legendary memes and for using your platform for good!"

    Angela Smith
    2020-07-12 16:28:43 +1200

    "Looking forward to seeing it. "

    Mike Thorn
    2020-07-12 09:54:27 +1200
    Andrew Marsden
    2020-07-12 08:30:56 +1200
    Marjorie Kennedy
    2020-07-12 03:27:02 +1200
    Calum Rogers
    2020-07-12 02:05:57 +1200

    "friendship over with cicero intersectional scholarship is my new best friend"

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    New Art For Ancient Memes

    Project 2020-06-14 20:41:56 +1200

    Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens is a rapidly growing community of fans of the Classical World that numbers over 300,000 followers. We are aware that there is a huge racial inequality in the academic world of Classics and some classical images and ideas have been co-opted by those who would spread messages of hate or racial superiority. Our mission is two-fold: to create a set of artwork for our social media sites that both represents the diverse nature of Classics and its people, and support in particular BIPOC as our fans and also as artists. As such we want to commission artwork from a BIPOC artist and donate any leftover funds to Sportula, a fund supporting Black students of Classics in America.

    Comments

    First step done!

    12/07/2020 at 5:26 PM

    Wow guys we have already hit our first target! We will get on to producing our artwork but now is the chance to make a huge difference towards Black Lives in America. All further funds will be donated to Sportula, a microgrant fund for Black classics students! 

      Benjamín Juráň
      2020-08-24 23:41:29 +1200

      "<3"

      Sebastian Moya
      2020-07-31 22:22:51 +1200
      Anne Williams
      2020-07-31 12:20:16 +1200

      "This is extremely up my alley, keep up the great work! Maybe one day we can all get our government-assigned Homeric epithet and be at peace"

      Candace Julian Parker
      2020-07-27 07:21:50 +1200
      Tommy Cucchiara
      2020-07-27 00:39:29 +1200
      Melanie Wright
      2020-07-20 05:46:27 +1200
      emily
      2020-07-19 18:05:35 +1200
      Rachel G
      2020-07-16 03:57:46 +1200
      Charity J E Burk
      2020-07-15 06:04:15 +1200

      "possible to email an illustration already made instead of a mailed card? TY for this work 🖤🌹🖤 in NY. refugee status? SOS SOS blinking SOS"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-07-14 13:32:24 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-07-14 13:05:54 +1200

      "Academia shouldn't be inaccessible because of money or race, and white supremacists don't own the classics"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-07-14 05:37:32 +1200

      "Love to see a commitment toward including and promoting Black folx both within this page and in the field of classics!"

      Maisie Bernstein
      2020-07-14 03:03:48 +1200

      "I love this page and I love what you are doing to make the Classics more inclusive and raising voices of BIPOC"

      Megan Burcl
      2020-07-14 02:55:21 +1200
      Kyle Lewis Jordan
      2020-07-13 22:21:28 +1200
      Emily
      2020-07-13 19:42:46 +1200
      Hunter
      2020-07-13 19:04:10 +1200
      Zane West
      2020-07-13 18:54:49 +1200

      "There should be no discrimination among people who love to learn and meme about the classics or any people. #BLM"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-07-13 12:01:40 +1200
      Jane Seage
      2020-07-13 11:25:32 +1200
      Jeremy Mitchell
      2020-07-13 11:11:30 +1200

      "Yay!"

      Abby Lass
      2020-07-13 05:32:39 +1200

      "I love this page and am so glad that you're doing the work to make it (and classics generally) more diverse, inclusive, and accessible!"

      David Mitchell Clauson
      2020-07-13 02:54:16 +1200
      Katie Garland
      2020-07-13 02:22:52 +1200
      Izzy Powell
      2020-07-13 00:17:10 +1200

      "Thank you for all the legendary memes and for using your platform for good!"

      Angela Smith
      2020-07-12 16:28:43 +1200

      "Looking forward to seeing it. "

      Mike Thorn
      2020-07-12 09:54:27 +1200
      Andrew Marsden
      2020-07-12 08:30:56 +1200
      Marjorie Kennedy
      2020-07-12 03:27:02 +1200
      Calum Rogers
      2020-07-12 02:05:57 +1200

      "friendship over with cicero intersectional scholarship is my new best friend"

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 31/08/2020 at 12:00 PM.
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