Wasn’t sure where to put these, but… was recently made aware of them via AsianBoss and their video on young animators, as seen here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvj-XnVKQI8
(Warning; these are both crowdfunding projects. I’m not affiliated with them in any way.)
The Dormitory run by Jun Sugawara is an ultra low-cost dorm for young animators since their salary is so poor. According to the video, monthly costs are about 15,000 yen which includes all the utilities. This is insanely low for Tokyo. As a comparison, my rent in Osaka city was ~50,000 with no utilities included.
The other project they are running is to make a short film with people who have utilized the dorm in the past, in hopes that they can develop a new system that offers fair pay for work done by animators.
Thought it was a very nice gesture by Mr. Sugawara to set this up and since we’re all here for the love of animation, that maybe others would find this interesting