Thanks for supporting the Sanctuary's Campaign for Independence!

The Sanctuary operates at the convergence of art, science, and the environment–the nexus of controversy in our hyper-politicized time. It’s vital, exciting, urgent…but not a safe position. We need your help! 

This Independence Day, we asked you to support the Sanctuary's grassroots art and activism by helping us build financial independence.

The current administration has proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the National Endowment for the Humanities altogether and they have already decreased funding for the National Science Foundation. Funding the Sanctuary relies on is in jeopardy.

Can you help us build organizational independence by becoming a Sanctuary Sustainer?

For three weeks, from July 4 through July 25, we asked our supporters to sign up to donate whatever they can afford each month. Our goal was 50 new Sustainers, and we reached that goal! But we're not done... the struggle continues. Ten dollars a month would be great, but whatever it is–from $1 to $100 per month or more–your regular contribution helps relieve us from our reliance on foundation and government grants and set us free. We can’t do this without you. Please become a Sanctuary Sustainer here:


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Freedom Festival '17 Capped Spring Season

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The Spring 2017 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy kicked off with a spectacular opening the first weekend of April and wound up in early June–with events ranging from music to films to speakers including Salif Keita, Meklit, The Nile Project, “National Bird” w/ filmmaker Sonia Kenneback, “Economic Update” w/ radio host Richard Wolff, “The Prison in Twelve Landscapes” w/ filmmaker Brett Story, “Insane Clown President” w/ journalist Matt Taibbi, Bike Fest, Michael Bisio Accortet, Rahim AlHaj, Freedom Festival w/ Taina Asili y la Bande Rebelde; gallery shows, workshops and more!

Now on the air: WOOC 105.3 FM

Welcome to our new radio station, WOOC 105.3 FM, broadcasting from studios at 
The Sanctuary for Independent Media! Click HERE to listen live to WOOC 105.3 FM!

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We cover all of Troy, most of Albany and beyond. Of course, we're also streaming
 on the Internet... and our long-term plans are to work with other local community groups to expand broadcast coverage throughout the entire Capital Region.

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