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Fund Matt: A Journey with Art

Started by: Matthew Burns

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Hello friends,

Art is vital, as are the resources to create it. COVID-19 may have cast its shadow, but I am lighting the proverbial candles and keeping creativity glowing bright. There are 3 components to the journey I am on: Renaissance, Rent, and Resources! Each one requires something unique.

WHY I ASK FOR HELP:

Due to Shelter-in-Place, I have lost all my planned contractual income this spring and have been depleting savings to stay afloat in this temporary storm. Concurrently, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and isolation has been affording me an opportunity to be creative in ways I would never have imagined in January: self-care, the essentials and sustenance. In July, I will be launching a cyber art channel to help reach individuals who are regularly isolated, lack creative outlet or need to build confidence. When I create, I find great spirituality in the process. As a teacher, I strive to help others renew their sense of identity and confidence. It becomes a rebirth of skills and abilities they often do not take time to nurture or may mistrust initially. Having a safe and enlightened and accessible space to do this is crucial. This is the RENAISSANCE which I am asking you to help me create. The RENT and RESOURCES are immediate needs to ensure I continue the work I have started. As I rebuild and replenish through new on-line employment opportunities, I am seeking donors to help.

HOW I KNOW SUCCESS IS ASSURED:

As a teaching artist who holds an MFA, I have over 9 years of stewardship, enlightenment and engagement through art. The art channel and the pathway to launch it will create a renaissance, particularly with seniors and young artists, who often need to build skills and form identity. Art is problem solving and my tenures from the industries of student services and hospitality have given me a good eye for anticipating needs and connecting one- on-one.

WHAT WILL THE DONATIONS FUND?

RENT: for May 2020 $1,647

(I anticipate my contract work will increase in the coming month and, in combination with stimulus funding and new part time employment opportunities, will sufficiently cover June rent.).

RENAISSANCE: (Art Channel equipment) $1,538.85

(i.e. Logitech camera, iPhone replacement, iPad for demos, lighting, etc.).

RESOURCES:

Out of Pocket Medical Expenses: $325

Emergency Living Expenses: $239.15

 

WHO AND THE WHERE:

I am committed to personally thank each donor for their support and although individual perks/or donation prizes are not part of this campaign, I have some exciting plans as I reach my goal.

When I reach $500, I will be sharing a progress video and special message.

When I reach $1,000, I will be sharing an on-line painting adventure

When I reach $2,500, I will be hosting an on-line art gallery happy hour for donors

 

If you have the means and desire, I will ask to help provide any of the R & R &R. Thank you for your consideration.

Matthew Burns

 

For alternative ways to contribute:

Venmo: @Matt-Burns-110

Paypal: wave@theartfulmatt.com

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Latest Update

Cannot believe how wonderful the support has been and, together, we reached my 2nd benchmark and I am planning a fun activity and will post a Facebook message soon. As I mentioned in my daily watercolor share on Facebook, thank you for helping me with smoother sailing during this time of rocky waters. Your support and belief in me has been a tonic! Pure magic. Thank you.

Posted by Matthew

April 30 at 7:10pm

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Constance Flannery — 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you got so many responses. Hope a few more chip in before end of day. Please keep in touch. I care

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  • Pamela Andres3 weeks ago Bless you Matt. Continue to make us smile virtual pageantry with your art, humor, and creative culinary dishes.
  • Susanne I Dunnigan4 weeks ago Best wishes.
  • Joyce A Higashi4 weeks ago KEEP YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND YOU WILL ATTRACT WHAT YOU NEED IN LIFE! BEST WISHES FOR MANY SUCCESSES!
  • Ameet Kamath4 weeks ago Best wishes. 💚💯✌️🎨👨‍🎨👩‍🎨🖌️🖼️
  • Tammy Burns Lomaki4 weeks ago Matt, I love your quick study watercolor cards! The watercolors and your commentary brighten my days! Keep up the creativity! I plan to commission a watercolor from you in the near future. Stay safe and healthy!
  • Richard J Pfeifer4 weeks ago Best wishes.
  • Kelli Gulla4 weeks ago Art is Beauty! Beauty is Nature... Best wishes and stay safe!
  • Anonymous4 weeks ago
  • Lynn Wilkinson5 weeks ago It will happen ;)
  • Olivia com5 weeks ago Best wishes.
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