Sentient Meat is a non-profit organization registered in Ohio that represents a collective of artist across all disciplines. Our mission is to foster growth for communities and artists through creative partnership, performance, and education.
Our organization is centered around the idea that people work better together, and that artists work better when they have access to the resources necessary to subsist. Supporting the arts strengthens the community in real and tangible ways, and when art is treated as the important work that it is, the benefits reach far beyond individual creators.
In a society where artists are often devalued, where institutional racism and inequality exists, and where social safety nets are heavily restricted and even more heavily stigmatized, it’s important to organize and create the resources we need to support each other and let communal effort prevail. We aid in this process by driving programs for secure housing, improving access to necessary tools for development and creation, and fostering opportunities for co-learning and collaboration, space for working and presenting, and more.
It’s a vast, cold, uncaring world out there. But as sci-fi fan writer Arthur D. Hiavaty once said, the whole point of society is that it’s supposed to be less unforgiving than nature. We have the ability to be more and to make it better by accepting each other and letting communal effort prevail. That’s where we come in.