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3 of Cups

3 of Cups (3oC) is a collaboration fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas that amplifies the voices of Queer and marginalized folks in Houston, TX through arts programming, social practice, and field-wide cultural work. 3 of Cups derives strength through diversity, inclusivity, and an anti-fascist, anti-racist foundation that is non-hierarchical. We practice dynamic accountability and build community with marginalized queer and BIPOC members of the Houston art community. By way of creating a supportive space for collaboration among community members and organizations, we offer arts and culture programming and services to Houston and the arts field at large.

As collaborators of 3 of Cups, we  equally share the labor of administrative work, cultural strategizing, fundraising, and organizational creativity. Since we are non-hierarchical we work in a way that is power neutral, meaning everyone is involved in making decisions that effect 3oC. No one holds a different title, and no ones decisions or thoughts yield more weight. Project rates are equally distributed, and when we are able to pay collaborators salaries it will also be distributed equally.  

Our core values are:

Community is the cornerstone of life. We see it as the gateway to chosen family, deep friendship, and collaborations. At 3oC we see ourselves as stewards of our community.  We constantly seek to build relationships with our collaborators, community members, and the field.

We commit ourselves and our work to create, educate on, and perpetuate Justice for marginalized Queer, Trans, and POC communities. 

The Care of our individual needs in and outside our work is integral to what we do. We extend care to those who are struggling in our community and we seek to dismantle structures and ways of thought that prevent community care.