I first learned of “Artist Residency” in 2015 when I came across Social Print Studio’s first open call for Artist Residency. Out of the 326 applicants, only 4 were selected, I was not one of them. I got more than being accepted. I learned the differences between an artist statement, an artist CV and an artist bio. The rejection became a catalyst for me to learn more, further explore my art and build up my portfolio.
It was also during the application process that I developed my project proposal: an art journaling book to be published and given free to girls and women
victims survivors of human trafficking. Just as how I was healed from depression by art, I want to contribute to their healing process through art journaling. For it is only after healing their brokenness will they be ready to be integrated back to society. The dream of traveling across Europe while making art became more meaningful and purposeful when I tied the art journaling book project should I get accepted in an Artist Residency.
I spent 2016 making art for the sake of making…enjoying the journey with my eyes focused on someday, I will get into the artist residency and work on that dream art journaling project of mine. I spent the year contemplating if my goals and intentions are for a good purpose and if it is in alignment with what I believe my Creator wants me to do. When I knew deep in my heart that this is what I’m supposed to do, things began to fall into place…
I submitted my first application to 2 artist residencies. Within a week, I got both replies: ACCEPTED!!!
The journey starts now with your support…
***CROWDFUNDING & HAPPY MAIL PROJECT HAVE ENDED. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE SOON RE: WHAT HAPPENED DURING MY RESIDENCY.
I just set up a crowdfunding campaign at Generosity.com – Kindly visit my page (click on the image) and I hope you can make a contribution to fund my residency and publication of the Art Journaling Book. I have included some perks & rewards for your generosity. If you could also SHARE my campaign to your friends and social media, I would totally be grateful.
Another way of supporting my residency is through my Happy Mail Project.
Maraming salamat po! (Thank you very much! Kiitos!)