– applied for three grants
– been rejected by three grants
I will continue to apply for funding but am beginning to think that the art community is not the place for me to look. I’m not sure why that is, depending on my mood I have a variety of theories. I have several meetings set up with people to discuss Room13Delmar. What I would love would be a donation or donations to be able to make the magic bag. I have not been successful in acquiring the funds through grants and feel as if I could just get the studio started, I wouldn’t have as much difficulty keeping it going. I need someone or some people who are willing to take a chance with me at the beginning. St. Louis seems fairly generous once an idea is proven but it is very difficult to find funding to get something new started. It would be fab to have an Arts Council, someplace an individual artist could go to for funding.
I have been offered free indoor studio space for Room13Delmar in the area of NODhouse. This is so generous! It is also requiring me to work to become clear about my goals for Room13Delmar. Does it exist without the mobile studio? There is an artfulness to the tricycle-magic bag studio that is fundamental to my practice. I want to be in the area but I want to be there with a crafted aesthetic. The tricycle-magic bag is part of that aesthetic. Of course, so is the relationship-building. The studio space would allow me to begin that. But do I want to start the Room13Delmar relationships without the aesthetic?