So it seems the Peace Painting grant application wasn't successful. However, feedback offered has identified the areas that need adjusting and looking into, with some additional information required before resubmitting a new application.
The second resubmission was also unsuccessful, but for different reasons.
Artists always reassure me that you can apply for funding for all sorts of things, for anything. But the Arts Council are dictating the criteria.
I wanted to include a budget for respite, for the time out I have to take for caring responsibilities, but apparently they think this should be included in the artists' fee.
The time I have to take out for that does not allow me to do any art work. I'm not working as an artist during that time. And I don't have another income. I don't receive Carer's Allowance. So I think I'm meant to be destitute.