An occasional series in which Dawn considers the impact of fear in her creative process, most recently in the context of the acceptance and soon-to-be-screening of her animated short documentary "Fear" (with Andrea Love, who produced this wonderful bit of animation).
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I have thought about what I learned almost every day since. The most powerful moment for me came about when Colleen Keegan, the workshop leader, responded to my question about my concerns about applying for funding to support my animated documentary, Bipolar Girl Rules the World and Other Stories (Fear, the film premiering at Tribeca, is both a stand-alone short doc and part of Bipolar Girl.)
My fear has NOT disappeared. I'm still struggling to ask for financial support for my work, even though another critical piece of information I took away from the workshop is the importance of PAYING YOURSELF. Though the Kickstarter campaign I've been planning since November is actually kicking off next week.
I'm definitely not in a position to say that I've explored the full potential of Colleen's oracle, or of any of the tools I learned in those three amazing days. But I know that I wouldn't be headed to NYC in a few weeks if I hadn’t attended the Creative Capital workshop.