Several months ago, I received news that I’d been awarded a Wyoming Arts Council Professional Development Grant as an individual artist. The working life of a creative writer can often be a solitary one, with good news to share only coming every once and a while. Receiving this grant meant than someone besides myself believed in my vision for a video studio for my writing, and to support my mission to support my writing through writing-related, self-employed income.

I used these funds to buy equipment to build a home video studio. In the past two months, I’ve experimented with creating some of my first videos, which has been exciting, frustrating, and rewarding. While my plans for launching a full author Youtube channel will be coming sometime in the near future, I’ll soon start working on my first video-based e-course through Teachable.com.

Thank you again to the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous funding! I am excited to see what the future will bring for my little home studio.

Wyoming Arts Council and Art Works NEA logos

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