You don’t need much to start.
This duct-taped laptop has been with me since I was running around capturing weddings, through the early iterations of the coalition, and since the start of my podcasting journey which is now over 400 episodes of work I have produced for myself or for others. I’ve written on this, produced the Arts Calling Podcast on this, designed our websites, and the coalitionworks publication on this. It feels like I have maximized what I had to work with. But when the tools can’t keep up with the work, however, it’s time to let go. Letting go would not have been possible without some help:
My sincere gratitude to the Wyoming Arts Council for a huge lifeline. Thanks to their support, I was able to replace my dying production laptop, as well as cover the web hosting expenses of Arts Calling and the coalition for another year. I’m absolutely over the moon and deeply grateful to the council for supporting these independent projects of mine and for the work they do to advocate and back up so many tremendous artists in our state.
Working-class friends in the arts: You don’t need much to start and you’re not in this alone. Do the best you can with what you have, but don’t be afraid to reach out in order to grow. Thanks again, Wyoming Arts Council!