1. If I sign up as a Muse, will I have to share my traumatic experience? No, not ever. This show is not about the event that made you a thriver, it’s about everything else in your life that makes you YOU! Your artist and the organizers will never ask you to share your experience nor do you have to “prove” why you fall into our definition of Muse. This show is meant to be part of your healing process and is for anyone comfortable participating. You can remain anonymous by giving us a preferred name and contact info that may not be your normal, personal info. We will never identify you to anyone else as a Muse and if you attend the live event, WSITL will not spotlight you as a participant.
  2. If I sign up as an Artist, how do I get to know my muse? What happens after you pair the Artists and Muses? Once paired, WSITL will provide the Artists with contact info for their Muse. Suggested questions to start conversation with your Muse will also be provided. You then reach out and find out how your Muse would like to communicate. This could be a one-time Zoom meet up, a series of emails/texts, a phone call, or an in-person meeting. You may meet once to get to know your Muse and then get to work on your piece. You may have weekly check-ins. You can send draft photos to your Muse or surprise them completely with the finished piece – ask them their preference! The experience of each pair will look a little different.
  3. If I participate, do I have to donate in order to be invited to the show? No! As a participant you will be automatically invited and no financial donation is expected. We understand you are already giving your time, energy, and talent and appreciate that more than anything!
  4. Artists – note that we do have some petty cash to offer reimbursements for supplies and shipping of the finished piece as needed. WSITL is a non-profit so we can’t pay you for your time and do ask that you know this is a volunteer experience. However, we know that now more than ever finances are tight for many and want to help allow you to participate without putting you in a tough spot.