I am delighted to share with you that our first fund designed for our community has come into form today! Our dear Guild member Elizabeth Gibbons gave a generous donation of $14,000 for microloans for YOU and your business. Following her example, many of us contributed to make this fund happen.
Applications open June 1 and we will provide more detials then, loans will be small to begin $500-1000 and we will go from there.
That said, we know that many of you are requesting ways to give back and give to other members of the Guild – this is your chance to be a part of this beautiful beginning and create our alternate economy.
If you want to donate, make it happen by June 1, it is tax deductable from the Intentional Creativity Foundation. Even $5 or $10 adds to the energy of us self funding from within the community. Let’s be brave, resourceful and support our sisters who have a need, to be resilient during these times. We know some of you donated to Elizabeth’s Birthday fund which is going to the same place – thank you!
Below you will find the letter I created to send to 20k people inviting our greater community to join us as well as links to the page about the fund, and an additional page with the story.
This is exciting, a ton of work, a bit scary to be honest, but feels so wonderful to work together as a guild to support women in the arts!
A most happy birthday to Elizabeth, one of the earliest adopters of Intentional Creativity, and the first person I taught the face with acrylic on wood! Good friends, good times and a great future ahead for all of us.
Be a part of Founding a Fund for Women Artist Entrepreneurs
Women make up 50% of artists. Yet in the global market, women represent only 2%.
MUSEA Intentional Creativity® is a part of changing that statistic in our lifetime.
A revolution of women in the arts is at hand…and a fund has begun.
The Enduring Influence of a Matriarchal Lineage Sparks a Global Art Movement,
AND YOU can be a part of it!
During such mysterious and challenging times…our heart reveals what matters. What matters to me, has always been women, girls and the furtherance of art and education.
Here is a story of family and a lineage of generosity, art history and education passed from heart to heart. Our global movement, Intentional Creativity, started over 100 years ago and is rooted in philanthropic generosity continuing to flow through our community today.
As a part of our museum initiative for women in the arts in our community, we are announcing a fund for women artist entrepreneurs to continue to thrive, with the support of the Hummingbird and Raven Fund.
Learn More About Our Vision
A Message from Shiloh Sophia, Curator and Co-Founder of Musea
Dear Patrons, Supporters, Students and Teachers of Intentional Creativity!
Greetings from my heart and the vision of our future that we are dreaming into being! I hope this finds you well and connected with those in your life that matter to you in such curious times as these!
I remember the elders in our lineage, who are now our Ancestors, speaking of what challenges may come in the future. And that future is here. Grandmother Eden, Sue Hoya Sellars and Mary Gibbons-Landor had a common red thread in their message – resiliency for women in the arts CAN make the difference. This is the reason for my message today.
Given your connection with our community of working artists, and as people who know the power of Intentional Creativity, I want to share with you a powerful project that Gives Dreams Wings.
A healthy culture needs Art, and specifically to provide support to working women artists. As you likely know, women are notoriously underrepresented in the art world, even though there are just as many women artists as there are men. We are changing that in real-time by providing revolutionary creativity education to thousands of women every month and through our virtual museum opening this Summer.
Today we begin a new feature of our legacy through the not-for-profit arm of Musea, the Intentional Creativity Foundation, 501c3. I hope you will consider joining Jonathan and myself, Elizabeth Gibbons and our community in offering a gift to continue to build this funding source for generations to come.
We are focused on museum craft and advancing women in the arts. We have a line up of virtual shows spanning two years that involves thousands of women worldwide and is focused on art created by our community and our families.
This fund begins with a specific intent, to provide microloans to working women artist entrepreneurs who teach Intentional Creativity. Through the fund, our members can apply for loans with generous long term repayment plans and low interest rates.This fund was seeded with the inspiration from my dear friend and colleague, Elizabeth Gibbons as an intentional way to address the unprecedented time of change and challenges of 2020.
Elizabeth is one of the first actual members of the Intentional Creativity Movement, joining in 1999 and continuing to work with us all these years through participation, offering education, representing her work in our galleries and scholarships.
The creation of the Hummingbird and Raven Fund enables us to create and advance an alternate economy, to harness the resources of our community in a way that results in returns for all.
Applications for educators in the field of Intentional Creativity will open June 1 and we will send a separate communication to interested parties about how to participate.
You can make a tax-deductible gift today to advance women in the arts! Oh ya! We will continue to keep you posted in future communications and let you know when our first shows are going live for our virtual museum and how the fund is impacting women’s lives over time.
Thank you in advance…
Signed with a red thread of love, and unreasonable hope,