I have spent weeks contemplating how to financially make this work and just before submitting a new credit card application, I stopped and asked myself, is there another way? When you are working as an artist, you never get an an influx of cash that helps you pay back your debt and it is rare to get a professional development grant. I decided to give myself the advice I give organizations and fundraisers all the time, "You have to believe in your work and ask for support."
Overnight, three people chipped in and covered a day of housing and meals. I can hardly believe it
With hope and great humility, I thank you for your time and for consideration either way.