Money, money money. According to our research, many artists feel uncomfortable with money…talking about it, asking for it, including it in the conversation around their art. Get over it!
In 2010, I was delighted to discover that my storytelling and blogging work qualified as art eligible for Fractured Atlas membership. Having tried many things that unfortunately, had to be given up for lack of sufficient strength and stamina, I had been wondering how I might earn a living again. The existence of Fractured Atlas suggested that I should make a business of my new cause.
After applying for fiscal sponsorship, I took a few online courses. The first course began with the above quote. Gasp! I had to stop and think about this. Like most people I know, my only interaction with the non-profit world had been as a donor. This was my first experience as an official artist and as a member of the non-profit sector.
The cool thing is, now that I’ve kept up writing regularly for over a year, it’s given me a new idea for taking my pre-CFS career in a new, sustainable direction. There’s a lot to be said for following your joy…
I am excitedly terrified as I prepare for an upcoming Realitynibs.com project, which I will share with you just as soon as it’s ready. In the meantime, I would love your feedback on the new “About” page. It would boost my confidence in creating my first major fundraising campaign. Yikes!
Please note: While contributions are always welcome, I really am asking for your feedback at this time. When the fundraising campaign begins in earnest, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Here’s a big thank you to current Realitynibs.com sponsors! ♡