I haven’t ever applied for a grant before. It always seemed an inefficient way to gamble. But when Arts Northern Rivers offered their fast turnaround Micro Grants – $1000 to help alleviate the direct impact of Covid – I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try.
Being an artist isn’t just starting at the beginning and moving forward in steady measured steps. (Though it can be, if that’s how you are). For me it’s a pattern of learning to notice what I’m attracted to, and running with that idea for as long as it takes.
Last blog I wrote about how creativity was everywhere in my daily life. This month however, I want to talk about how to add some actual art to our lives. In real time.
Facebook and You-Tube can feed an art habit, but I firmly believe we need to step away from the phone-screen, and the small-screen, to experience art fully.
It’s not about giving up our day job (even though I did). Even an occasional visit to an art gallery, play or film will make a difference.