Organization for Transformative Works

Run by and for fans

New York, NY   |  http://transformativeworks.org

Mission

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization established by fans to serve the interests of fans by providing access to and preserving the history of fanworks and fan culture in its myriad forms. We believe that fanworks are transformative and that transformative works are legitimate.The OTW represents a practice of transformative fanwork historically rooted in a primarily female culture. The OTW will preserve the record of that history as we pursue our mission while encouraging new and non-mainstream expressions of cultural identity within fandom.

Ruling year info

2008

Board Member, President

Natalia Gruber

Board Member, Secretary

Lex de Leon

Main address

228 Park Ave S #18156

New York, NY 10003 USA

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EIN

38-3765024

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Archive of Our Own

The Archive of Our Own (AO3) is a fan-created, fan-run, non-profit, non-commercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic. It is open to all fans. You can find it at archiveofourown.org.

Population(s) Served

Fanlore is a multi-authored website that any fan can easily contribute to. We want to record both the history and current state of our fan communities - fan works, fan activities, fan terminology, individual fans and fannish-related events. You can access it at fanlore.org.

Population(s) Served

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works. TWC publishes articles about transformative works, broadly conceived; articles about media studies; and articles about the fan community. It can be found at http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc.

Population(s) Served

The Open Doors project of the Organization for Transformative Works is dedicated to preserving fanworks for the future. Our goal in particular is to preserve those fannish projects that might otherwise be lost due to lack of time, interest, or resources on the part of the current maintainer. Its website is http://opendoors.transformativeworks.org/.

Population(s) Served

The OTW believes that fanworks are creative and transformative, core fair uses, and will therefore be proactive in protecting and defending fanworks from commercial exploitation and legal challenge. This help will not be limited to those fans or projects directly connected with OTW.

The OTW Legal Committee’s mission includes education, assistance, and advocacy.

More information can be found here: http://www.transformativeworks.org/legal/

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Organization for Transformative Works

Board of directors
as of 10/1/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Natalia Gruber

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Term: 2018 - 2021

Jessie Casiulis

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Claire Baker

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Danielle Strong

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Lex de Leon

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Natalia Gruber

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Rebecca Sentance

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Kirsten Wright

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