WHY A SELF-ASSESSMENT? Createwell Fund created this award program as a vehicle to redistribute fiscal resources to cash-poor artists of color for the following purposes:
1) to support the development of an artistic project that honors your authentic artistry - works that you might want to make without regard for profitability, commercial viability, time-cost benefits against day job(s), funder restrictions, etc.
2) to support your practices in caring for your health and well-being -- we don't think that artists have to suffer or de-prioritize their well-being for their artistic passion, pursuit of it, nor for being BIPOC or cash-poor.
Instead of asking and expecting applicants to share your financials with us, we've removed the more conventional financial eligibility questions about income. Because really, how often are wealthy people required to share financials, feel vulnerable in doing so all the while awaiting approval to receive assistance or access for critical things like housing, food, education, support, etc?