Amongst joy, there is sadness. As is life.
David recently celebrated the arrival of the wonderful Benjamin Charles Litchfield and is glowing from the resultant Fatherhood.
But the Arts Council said no to our proposal. They listed two reasons. One was the one I knew we would fall down on, the one I raised prior and felt that we would come unstuck with, in terms of match funding.
The other, I completely disagree with, there is no way the proposal didn’t clearly, or comprehensively engage the public, in fact it was robust in this area. Alas. Alas. Alas.
So we met last week to chew it over and the consensus is thus.
Let’s do it anyway.
We said we would, and we will.
So, we are going to chill on it for a couple of months, let David enjoy his first summer as a Daddy and then in September start just working on it anyway, maybe with some crowdsourcing activity, we reckon we could muster some support that way to get the book printed in a limited run, and provide some cool asides.
There’s also the opportunity to develop a really cool partnership for the project, it’s a pipedream currently, but one if it came off, would be amazing.
We love this idea too much to drop it, and in many ways, we have regained and retained the freedom to do what we want, without ticking grant boxes so while the money would have been nice, the freedom is nicer.
Have a good summer, see you in September (Hospice wise)