Receiving My First Grant as an Artist


On May 31st, 2018, I attended the CNY Arts Awards Ceremony in Syracuse, New York and received the CNY Arts Decentralized Grant for Individual Artists. This was my first grant that I have received as a working artist. I am excited, humbled and ready to get started! With the $2500, I can begin the mural project, though the location and design has changed, the scope remains the same and had evolved into something even greater! More to come on that in my next post.

I want to thank everyone for their support in my artistic pursuits. Thank you Christine Shanks for attending the ceremony with me. This moment means a great deal to me. It is proof that I can do it, to remain persistent and maintain tenacity to continue to create art. I hope to show that it can be done, in Cortland, New York, a city that is ready to reinvent itself.