I am deeply grateful to announce I was awarded a 2018 Alexa Rose Foundation grant in the amount of $2,500 toward my proposed 8-day equine vision quest in Costa Rica, called "Journey into the Soul: Horses and the Medicine Wheel." The Foundation received 281 applications requesting over $1.0 million in grant funding. They ultimately granted awards to 67 local artists totaling $150,000. Wow, just wow. Thank you to everyone involved!
The mission of the Alexa Rose Foundation is to further the creative work of individual artists. In deciding what to propose for a grant award, I found the courage to ask for the thing that truly would propel me forward as an artist more than anything -- overcoming fear. The following is my full response to the questions in the application.
Who are you as an artist? What inspires you?
For what opportunity would you like to use this grant?
How will this opportunity make a difference in your creative practice and life as an artist?