Withdrawing from the art circus, I decided to ‘go with the flow’ for a few weeks and concentrate on my own work. Ironically, while not even ‘trying’ during this time, I received an email asking if I would do another installation in a church ( after them seeing images of my work in Leeds on facebook and on my newly updated wordpress website) Before having a chance to think about it, they dangled the ‘we have funds’ carrot in front of my face. Well, how could I not consider it?
I went across on my day off to look round and get a sense of the space, while also having a chat with the funders. They want a hanging installation made from recycled materials and for members of the community – from very young children, locals schools and older people, to be involved with the making.
I took a few pictures around the church and thought about how to incorporate them into a design, that will work across all age groups. I also worked out a proposal AND a budget, which I sent to them Sunday night.
It was really difficult asking for fees, because although they have funding, I know it isn’t that much. My fee will take up a third of it.
So now I sit and wait I suppose while they discuss whether I’m worth it.