Going Beyond the Lens

is creating shared experiences + holistic education in the creative arts

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Beyonder

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$5
per month
This tier level is specifically for artists who are:
  • BIPOC
  • SW
  • LGBTQIA+
  • neurodiverse
  • disabled
Accessibility is important to us! We create space for historically marginalized creatives to have access to our community + resources. That means incorporating economic justice into our memberships. Please only select this tier option if you belong to one or more of these groups.
  • Full library access
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Patron-only voting power

Beyonder II

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$15
per month
Thank you for helping us build a more equitable world. We value every contribution that enriches the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Thank you for making GBTL possible.
  • Full library access
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Patron-only voting power

Beyonder III

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$50
per month
Thank you for helping us build a more equitable world. We value every contribution that enriches the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Thank you for making GBTL possible.
  • Full library access
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Patron-only voting power

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$85

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About Going Beyond the Lens

Join an inclusive community of artists that are dedicated to sharing our experiences in order to nurture creativity + enrich our artistic practice.

Come willing to learn + make new connections in a collaborative environment.
Get support in taking creative risks + expanding the boundaries of your vision.
Themes change every month.

GBTL is an art collective founded by Bunny Luna, Lior Allay, +Roarie Yum. Our goal is to share the knowledge & practices that have revolutionized our lives & creative processes in community. Beyonders engage in empathy-building experiences.

The components that make this possible include:
  • suspension of social scripts
  • brave space
  • freedom for self expression
  • non-hierarchical play
  • curiosity + mutual learning

In the words of one of our loving community members, Going Beyond the Lens is an emergent community of creatives seeking to broaden the horizons of visual art. Beyonders consider the communication of their work, not just the commodity, + regard the journey towards an image with equal importance as its end result.

Beyonders serve as guideposts towards this goal, creating a space where art is embraced BOTH as a means to survive as well as a reason to live. The space beyond is where creatives can share tips on realizing artistic vision in the same forum as suggestions on creating + retaining an audience, where they can exist without fear of censorship or rancor, where diversity is not just tolerated but CHAMPIONED.

Our Commitment to You
  • curate shared experiences + resources that educate, connect, uplift, + affirm
  • co-create a gentler, more inclusive + compassionate world for us all
  • facilitate accessible spaces for growth
  • provide tools to unlock your inner artist to live + create authentically

Community Agreements

  • Practice compassionate accountability
  • Commit to growing together: this is a co-learning process
  • Let’s get edgy! Be willing to step into discomfort: this is not conflict free work, there will be growing pains.
  • Deepen your understanding of self
  • Be open to possibilities
  • Trust the process: this is a lifelong journey

Patrons receive instant access to:
  • free tickets to all GBTL art share + community conversation events
  • free tickets to all GBTL webinars
  • recordings of all past events
  • PDFs of event slideshows
  • downloadable worksheets for deepening your understanding of the topics

Past event topics include:
  • vulnerability
  • vision
  • body language
  • communication
  • erotic art
  • connection
  • self love
  • nudity
  • self discovery
  • femininity
  • masculinity

What are sliding scale memberships?

It's important for us to make these transformational events + experiences available to as many people as possible while also sustaining our efforts in a capitalist society. Sliding scale tickets allow us to offer multiple price points for folks with different financial abilities + needs.

*Please be mindful that if you purchase a ticket at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility.*

The highest price point is the true cost of the event, if there was only one ticket price available this would be it. This price point is for folks who are financially stable, which means that they:
  • have a steady income
  • have a 401k or retirement plan
  • have money in their savings account
  • own their own house and/or car
  • are able to go on vacations and/or purchase new items on a regular basis

The middle price point is for folks who don't meet the criteria for "financially stable" or "needing support" and fall somewhere in the middle. These folks:
  • have access to steady income (but may occasionally live paycheck to paycheck)
  • occasionally struggle to keep money in their savings account (but HAVE a savings account)
  • are able to receive financial support from family or friends
  • occasionally are able to purchase new items or treat themselves to something special

The lowest price point is for folks who are in need of support. These folks:
  • would not be able to participate in this event without a lower-cost ticket
  • struggle to financially make ends meet on a regular basis
  • don't have financial support from family or friends
  • are in significant debt

Sliding scale tickets are based on the honor system, + we trust that you will purchase your ticket accordingly. When we are paid fairly, we are able to invest more time + energy into free + lower-cost resources for the community while paying our speakers fairly!
Goals
$85.10 of $300 per month
Once we reach $300/mo we will begin doing monthly members-only clothing optional live hangouts!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 61 exclusive posts
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