This year I applied for funding from the Arts Council as an individual artist as the editor of A New Ulster and a poet with my own voice there are certain truths I’ve learn’t. First there is no money in poetry 🙂 but that’snot why I write and there is no money in ANU either once again though I produce it because I know how hard it can be to get published sometimes and when I started the magazine in 2012 there weren’t many options in Northern Ireland.
Well the ACNI suffered massive cuts to its core funding so small bodies like ANU and individual artists mostly lose out which is a shame. I’ll not lie I struggle sometimes with the financial side of things my backs done in from the L6 to the L3 region so that makes life difficult at times. I’ll keep on producing ANU and my own work.
Here’s the link to the latest issuehttp://issuu.com/amosgreig/docs/anu_issue_38
I hope you enjoy reading it I’m also working on a Peace Anthology due out soon and a Valentines special for February and all of this with no funding.