We did it! We applied (twice) and the second go we got the good news. We have received funding for our 2015 Sunflower Revolution from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council!
The deal with accepting this generous grant, however, is that we need to raise part of the funds for the project. $700 to be exact.
This is where our plea comes in:
PLEASE, DON’T MAKE US DO A KICKSTARTER
We just aren’t savvy enough. Nor do we have the time. Spring is here and the Revolution must start now if the seeds are to make it to the broader community by planting time. We’d rather spend our time working with the folks at Episcopal Homes, eating cookies, having coffee and chatting with them, and, of course, making seed packets.
Any amount you can give will help! Truly, it will.
Go to paypal.com, and send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org via the “friends and family” option. Easy Peasy.
If you give $50 or above, include your address in the ‘add a note’ option and we’ll send you a very special grab-bag gift, low tech/high joy style.
Here’s a synopsis from our grant:
The Sunflower Revolution is a collaborative community artistic project between low tech/high joy collaborative and residents of the senior housing campus at Episcopal Homes (EH) in St. Paul, MN. Together, we will design, screen print, sew, fill and seal 500 sunflower seed packets to distribute for free to the broader community. The intent is to join together neighbors, blocks and perhaps cities through the simple act of planting sunflower seeds.
“This Activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”