Fuck this article.
You want to ask for money? ASK. You are under no obligation to meet some self-appointed gatekeeper’s measure of importance.
Don’t get me wrong, you have an obligation to be honest. And no one is under any obligation to help you. And you may be mocked, and even have your reputation permanently damaged.
But if, after weighing all those factors you decide that going to Burning Man is important enough to you to ask anyone if they’ll help?
This writer bitches about being acting entitled. You know what is fucking entitled? It’s claiming to be the person who gets to decide how other people spend their money.
IF we want to live in a society of personal responsibility? Then anyone who wants to is allowed to ask for help for anything they want, and anyone who feels like helping may, and anyone who doesn’t can ignore the whole thing.
This article mocks training for careers, albums, and novels as things to get funded. You know what you call someone who funds someone else’s art of growth? A patron. And there’s a long and honored tradition of patrons helping make amazing art throughout the centuries.
YOU think a project is dumb? Fine. DON’T HELP.
But the group acting unreasonably ENTITLED is the one saying “what YOU think is important, and OTHER people think is important enough to give you money for, isn’t REALLY important, because I said so in a snarky article.”