ADAPT’s website is now ready to accept memberships and donations. We’re still working on some details but the site is ready to accept your support:
I want to thank everyone for their patience and those who helped put the organization together. We are now an officially registered non-profit trade organization. We wanted to allow flexibility on how you can help the organization. Anyone or any organization or any company anywhere in the world can donate or join ADAPT as long as you have an interest in improving the conditions of the VFX industry. Most importantly, donors and members will be strictly confidential to the public. We will not disclose who our supporters are.
You can become a member of ADAPT where you can enroll in recurring monthly or yearly memberships that automatically deduct funding from the submitted account.
If you are interested in making a one-time donation of any amount you can visit our donation page.
We chose this route to fund the effort because sites like indiegogo charge almost 7% for each donation. Secondly, sites like kickstarter have a time limitation to it.
The funding we receive will mostly be used to fund our current legal effort to end VFX subsidies. You can read our FAQ to get a good overview of what we are doing. We are working on having a Q&A at Siggraph in Vancouver next week.
For almost the last four years I’ve written this blog in the hopes of influencing action in the VFX industry. This has been the culmination of that work and I hope you’ll join me. There are a lot of problems in the industry and ADAPT hopes to become a stakeholder in solving those problems. We look at the anti-subsidy duty effort as the tip of the spear to help become a catalyst for change.
It is time for actionable solutions and it’s looking like we are one of the only groups taking direct action. If we get enough supporters we can move forward.