Become A Co-Conspirator
Thank you for your interest in joining a Conspiracy of Strange Girls! CSG Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis, in January, April, July and October of each year (application windows close on Dec 31/Mar 31/Jun 30/Sept 30, respectively). Please allow us the month following each close date to consider applications. We promise we will get back to you in good time, but if you have questions, you can email Membership.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please accept our gratitude for your patience, as response times may vary depending on the time of year and availability of co-conspirators.
To start, take some space and time to read and consider our mission, goals and membership criteria below. Complete and submit our online form to apply and be assured that we have received your information, we’ll be in touch in the coming weeks!
We are A Conspiracy of Strange Girls, an arts collective dedicated to the genesis and promotion of creative work by, for, and about Strange Girls. Our collective is open to all women, femme-identifying, non-binary, and genderqueer people who create art dealing with the unusual, the queer, the unfamiliar, or the mysterious. With over eighty members across a diverse spectrum of gender and ethnicity, we believe in building community, uplifting marginalized voices, and showcasing all types of creative work, especially practices that have been traditionally overlooked in patriarchal society. We work toward social justice and racial equity by acknowledging privilege, providing resources, and giving a platform to creators of color; and we seek to build a network of Strange Girls locally and nationally through events, fundraisers, and skillshares. By supporting each other and reaching out to new members of our community, we increase visibility and create opportunities for the voices of Strange Girls to be heard worldwide.
Strange Girl Squad Goals
Beyond being a supportive, safe, respectful zone for creativity, A Conspiracy of Strange Girls exists to promote collaboration, between artists, with the larger community, and with organizations that promote causes near and dear to our collective hearts. Our master plan for the collective is to have gallery shows and pop-up art events, showing solo and collaborative art of our members, and publishing and selling limited-edition, themed art, t-shirts, patches, stickers and zines. We will continue adding artists, organizers, and activists to our community, expanding our numbers and become a greater force for positive social change. We will join forces with other women/trans/femme/queer owned/operated/focused/supportive businesses, organizations, and groups to bring awareness to our missions and raise money for various like-minded charities.
Criteria for Membership in CSG
Must remain an active member by volunteering to contribute something of value to the whole. This can include, but is not limited to the following: write copy/press releases, design flyers, update social feeds, volunteer time at markets or shows, help brainstorm for events, show up, etc. This is a collective of artists that lives or dies on the active participation of members.
Volunteer participation in some capacity (currently set at a minimum 2 hours per year) is a requirement of membership. Involvement above and beyond this is strongly encouraged to help the collective survive and thrive. Strange girls recognizes that not everyone’s contributions will look the same - but also that without the energetic input of the majority of members, there is no Strange Girls.
From time to time, Strange Girls may require some minimal financial support from members to cover promotional costs for events like printing flyers, web hosting, etc.