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Thank you all for supporting me during my very difficult time. My back is slowly healing. But have been working during the entire time helping artists. Still have doctors' bills and hospital bills coming in. No health insurance. So paying bills with your donations.
Since 2023, I have been doing a lot of programming helping artists with their businesses. In the midst of all that, I accidentally re-injured my lower back & have been dealing with sciatica issues. Sadly I don’t have health insurance and all my Dr, urgent care & hospital visits have been all out of pocket.

In between the pain I have managed to help artists still get what they need but unfortunately had to cancel paid gig due to the injury. Just needing a little support.
Over the last 30+ years, I have provided free services in the art world. Everything from teaching art, providing information to artists, research and development for other companies, organizations & people, programming and curating. All is done without receiving payment for any services rendered.

Though I do not mind donating my services, realistically this can become problematic for being able to maintain a level of fundamental survival. One cannot pay bills, mortgage, buy groceries, pay insurance etc.

I do have teaching gigs that pay. But in the summer months, most of those are suspended until the fall.

And if your response is, “Well get a job”, the answer to that is. I do have a job. But sometimes I have been doing it for free to help the arts community flourish.

Often times many other non-profits and individuals cannot afford the services but desperately need help. I cannot turn my back on them because they cannot afford it. I am humbly asking if you believe in the projects and services I have been providing the community for the last three decades, won’t you consider contributing something to what I do, so I can continue to provide all the unique services to those who cannot afford it?


  • Towana Wilson
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Aaron Wormus
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • robert catapano
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Steven Ellman
    • $20 
    • 2 mos


Trina Slade-Burks
West Palm Beach, FL

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