Indeed, the check from Diverse Works arrived yesterday in the mail. A check for $3500 from The Idea Fund, a joint program of Diverse Works ArtSpace, Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses which is funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation.
Have to say that after I opened the envelope I burst into tears and hugged the check. It's all about validation and confirmation. You work away at something, yet even working with skill and confidence, it fabulous to have tangible affirmation. This was it.
The check's in the bank now and I'll be able to give stipends to each of the artists who are beginning to work on this project with me. Hurray for us all. We've got lots of work ahead.