Just got rid of the dotted line that would show up under links.
Keeping things simple.
My journey with acrylic continues.
My jaws are clenched. I can’t tell if this is part of the dream or not but it feels real. My jaws are clenched and I can’t tell whether it is something I can control. It hurts a lot but it is the kind of pain that is manageable. A constant, throbbing pressure.
I momentarily forget about the ever-present pain. I look around. I’m in what appears to be an old building made of large stones. The walls are covered in moss and vines hang from above. There is a beam of light coming through a hole near the top. It was like I was inside a Mayan temple but it was more artificial. Sort of the like the one on the 90s Nickalodeon show Legends of the Hidden Temple.
A voice booms overhead. As the voice speaks, the floor around me crumbles apart and is swallowed by the abyss, and I find myself standing on a singular platform.
I just had the most brilliant idea while showering.
So the National Endowment for the Arts does not fund individuals, right? Get this! I’ll just form a non-profit organization based in San Diego that will help establish an artist in residency program for recent graduates from colleges in the San Diego area. I will request $100,000 to fund the program the first year and then smaller amounts in the following years. The bulk of the money in the first year will be used to rent out, refurbish, and furnish a warehouse space in the Barrio Logan area of San Diego. The space will hopefully be large enough to be live/work for at least four people at a time with more studio space for those that have their own place. Six and twelve month rotations.
San Diego does not have a very big art scene. Many of the artists that graduate from this area are lured away by the bigger cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York City. I think establishing a residency program for recent graduates will go a long way in retaining artistic talent and help grow the art community in the city. Often times, and I can attest to this, recent graduates are in a sort of flux when leaving school with their bachelors and prior to applying to MFA programs. This residency program will give serious artists a place to work without having to worry too much about part-time jobs or making rent.
Am I insane? or is this actually an awesome idea? Does anyone have any experience with non-profits? or know someone who does? It can’t be that hard to get money from the government right? Right?