Thank you for checking out our page on ways to give back to the global Asian animation community. Our educational mission is to create accessible international opportunities to get hands on experience.
We are currently not in a position to accept monetary donations, but we do accept donations of time and inclusive actions!
Though we are a community for Asians in Animation, we would like to share our opportunities with more global BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities, so we can thrive as a whole.
Please see below for some ideas on how to give back to the greater animation community and don't hesitate to reach out to us for additional ideas for supporting your international employees.
Asians in Animation would love your help with...
Hosting a Workshop or Class
We would love for an industry professional to give a class or series of classes on a topic that they're passionate about. Passion inspires empowerment!
Leadership Development and Training
Help our community take the next step in leaving an inclusive legacy on the animation industry.
Create an incentive at your studio for your employees to help the next generation in the animation industry. Whether it be compensation or making it a factor in leadership considerations, change can start at home! We can provide advice and feedback on engaging with international Asian communities.
Other Ways to Give Back to the BIPOC Animation Community
Create exciting spaces for more BIPOC communities to come together! Provide compensation for food, a venue, training, or a guest speaker. Give additional funding and support to your BIPOC employee resource groups, who are working overtime to do DEI work.
Moving to another country requires funds. In order to support these international applicants, ensure them that your studio can alleviate the stress of securing a visa.
Provide compensation for your employees' time and encourage BIPOC mentorship.
Provide equipment for aspiring animators. A small tablet can do wonders!
Help independent creators and students create their projects. Greenlight some pitches and help them reach the finish line!
College Application Grant
Help prospective students apply for colleges and animation programs by covering their application fees.
Professional Development Grant
Sponsor students and recent graduates by funding subsidized or full organizational dues, such as Women in Animation's yearly membership fee. Make education more accessible and friendly to marginalized and underprivileged communities.
Festival Application Funding
While creators can finish their film, finding distribution and a pipeline to talent seekers is a large hurdle. By paying for festival submission fees, you can help more BIPOC creators and their work shine.