Support Indigo Arts Alliance Today and for the Future!

Indigo Arts Alliance relies on your generosity to support artists from across the African Diaspora who are courageously committed to expressing original ideas and thought leadership via their creative practices.

Ways of Giving

There are multiple ways your gift can support our mission.

Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

The Impact of your gift is profound and will make a huge difference in helping us grow our artist residency programs, public engagement initiatives, and celebrations of Creativity + Courage.

Funding of artists stipends and expenses required to run our residencies for both the IAA Mentor/ Mentee program and our David C. Driskell/Black Seed Studio Fellowship.

Donations also enable us to offer free public workshops, artist talks, symposia and a variety of community engagement events.

All gifts at any amount
are welcome!
Of course, unrestricted funds are critical as they cover operational costs, equipment and materials
that ensure support for the infrastructure and sustainability of Indigo Arts Alliance.

Become a Diaspora Sponsor

Indigo Arts Alliance Diaspora Sponsor is a community of monthly sustainers who support our Residency and Fellowship Programs, including transformative workshops, creative materials, and professional development opportunities with leading practitioners in the field. As Diaspora Sponsors, they advance artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities and are integral to our work. Diaspora Sponsors contribute a minimum of $200 monthly.

Your tax-deductible contribution will directly impact multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists who engage with Indigo Arts Alliance.


Understand that Artists Need Development & Support

Facilitate creative

Grow, scale,
enhance artistic

Learn new technical/creative skills

Time for creative

Develop small
business capacity

The professional development of Black/Brown artists generates a wealth of artistic expressions that address our most common human experiences and social justice issues.


As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Indigo Arts Alliance relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to make extraordinary community-centered public art events available and accessible to audiences of all backgrounds—at absolutely no charge. Thank you for your support!

Donate by Check

Check donations can be made payable to Indigo Arts Alliance and mailed to:
60 Cove Street Suite 101 Portland, Maine 04103

Donate by Stock, Will or Trust

Your generous contribution can also take the form of a gift of stock,
a gift by will, or trust. All of these options will be carefully handled by our philanthropy specialist.

Gifts of Stock

Please notify Indigo Arts Alliance that
you will be making a gift by emailing us at

Please direct your financial advisor to use the following delivery instructions when making the transfer:

Broker: NFS/CFN
Account: Indigo Arts Alliance Corp
DTC #: 0226
Acct #: B3S738113

Gifts By Will

Your will, when it is drafted by your lawyer, is hand tailored to incorporate your decisions. A bequest in your will to Indigo Arts Alliance is exempt from the federal estate tax and the Maine estate tax. The following suggested forms of bequests are examples and can be adapted by you and your lawyer to meet your specific intentions:

  • Specific Bequest
  • ResiduaryBequest
  • Contingent Bequest
  • Gifts By Life Insurance
  • Gifts By Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust

Institutional Supporters

In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, the mission of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The foundation manages an innovative and flexible grants program while also preserving Warhol’s legacy through creative and responsible licensing policies and extensive scholarly research for ongoing catalogue raisonné projects.

To date, the foundation has given nearly $260 million in cash grants to over 1,000 arts organizations in 49 states and abroad and has donated 52,786 works of art to 322 institutions worldwide.

Indigo Arts Alliance is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Grants for Arts Projects award. The  provides funding support for our Artist Residency Programs. It is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants. 

Indigo Arts Alliance is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • American Endowment Foundation
  • Androscoggin Bank
  • Bangor Savings Bank Foundation
  • Beim Foundation
  • The Betterment Fund
  •  The Bitter Southerner
  • Brooks Family Foundation
  • The Chipstone Foundation
  • Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation
  • Crewe Foundation
  • Davis Family Foundation
  • Elmira B. Sewall Foundation
  • The Evergreen Foundation
  • Horizon Foundation
  • Irving Foundation National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Lunder Foundation
  • Maine Arts Commission
  • Maine Community Foundation
  • Maine Humanities Council
  • Maine Initiatives
  • Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation
  • Morton Kelly Charitable Trust
  • Moser Family Foundation
  • New England Biolabs Foundation
  • New England States Touring Grants
  • Onion Foundation
  • The Rabkin Foundation
  • Sam L. Cohen Foundation
  • Solidarity Book Project – Amherst College
  • Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation
  • Terra Foundation for American Art
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • The Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation
  • The Windgate Charitable Foundation
  • VIA Art Fund

Corporate Sponsors and Supporters

At IAA partnering with businesses whose missions align with what we do and what we believe furthers our work. The larger community provides a home, a space, an audience and a springboard for our efforts. True allyship is welcome.

  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
  • The VIA Agency
  • Martin’s Point Health Care
  • Allagash Brewing Co.
  • Coffee By Design
  • Francis LLC
  • Norway Savings Bank
  • Deans Sweets
  • SeaBags LLC
  • Three of Strong
  • Wex Inc.
  • Dean’s Sweets
  • Androsoggin Bank
  • Wright Ryan
  • Black Public Media
  • Urban Farm Fermentory
  • CPort Credit Union
  • Lee Auto Mall
  • Matchstick Communications
  • Portland Downtown
  • Mascoma Bank
  • Bernstein Shur
  • Rosemont Market
  • Hannaford Supermarkets

Support the Mission

Over 2000 + Individual Donors across Maine and Nationally have contributed to support our mission and ensure our sustainability!