Trading my flamingo for a fez!

$450 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 9 months
Carolyn Watson Dubisch  PHOENIX, AZ


The cause...
Hello artists, friends, family and strangers!
I excited to announce that I been invited to a month long (June , 2017)residency at The Green Olive Arts Center in Tétouan, Morocco. It's an amazing opportunity for me and huge for my career. My employer, at Abrakadoodle inc, Scottsdale has generously agreed to sponser me on studio fees and housing, but many incidental and travel costs still remain. I have some time still, but fee deadlines are coming up. My project is to create a small scale city scape of my host city, complete with glowing windows and and a massive moon and stars that hang above. The installation is called "Night over Tétouan". Asking for help with this is a humbling experience to say the least, but I have many fabulous rewards for those who donate.

What's an artist residency?
An artist residency is a place where artists are given the time, resources and support to focus on their work, and sometimes in a residency like this one an opportunity to share their art with people from very different cultures. I will be working with local high school students who come by the studios and through my installation I hope to reach out to the local community. A residency also removes the artist from everyday distractions (like driving in circles to  and from school/work). It's also a chance to interact with an international community of artists, exchanging ideas and offering critical feedback.



Where's your money going?
Any money you donate will go to incidentals (like the many jabs required to travel to a country in Africa) and supplies for the installation project I've proposed.

The rewards are mostly masks  from my etsy shop and signed children's books  that I've written and illustrated.
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Update 10
Posted by Carolyn Watson Dubisch
2 months ago
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As Christmas is fast approaching, I'd just like to mention to anyone who has me on their list that a small donation here is all I ask for this year!
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Update 9
Posted by Carolyn Watson Dubisch
3 months ago
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Two weeks ago I booked our flights!! So we're definitely on our way. This week I booked an apartment for our 2 nights in Casablanca. I though we could look around and shake off the jet lag before we caught the train (and then bus) to Tétouan in the north. I'm still trying to decipher the website to book our reservations on the train. I'm much improved with French as I've been studying 4-5 days a week, but I can't sort out which are the first class cabins. I don't want to wind up in a cargo area!
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Update 8
Posted by Carolyn Watson Dubisch
3 months ago
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I wasn't sure about writing about this,but unfortunately I didn't get my grant, well one of the grants I applied for. They wrote me last week to say in light of recent events they were giving the money to applicants from minority groups. While I applaud their efforts to create a grant for minority artists, I want to say that I select the grants I apply to very carefully. I chose ones that relate to me "woman artists", "artist from Arizona", for "Artists working abroad". I don't spend three weeks filling out an application, rewriting my CV, writing my proposal, putting together a portfolio, and then paying their application fee for grants that have nothing to do with me. Anyway I'm a bit frustrated, but,hey, there's always other grants. I'll just keep at it.....
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Posted by Carolyn Watson Dubisch
3 months ago
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As of today, I'm $400.00 away from having enough funds to purchase 5 plane tickets to Casablanca....So close! Everyone who has donated here has been wonderful, as well as my sponsor, Abrakadoodle, Inc. . Thank you for getting me this far!
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$450 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 9 months
Created May 18, 2016
Carolyn Watson Dubisch  
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Erika Patregnani
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Nora Snyder
6 months ago
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Have a great adventure!

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Jen Volk
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Anne Kollar
8 months ago
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Good luck with your fundraising. No need to send me anything. x

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Jon Lewis
8 months ago
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