Paying Artists Who Walk

I’ve worked with the dynamic, talented and spirit-filled Sue Kenney and whole-heartedly believe in compensation for artists so I want to pass along this information from her to you.

“As you know, I’m passionate about walking and I’m writing today because I believe you will be interested in supporting artists in a creative way. Artistic creativity has played a significant role in culture across the centuries, yet today we are asking artists to create without compensation as their work is downloaded or viewed on-line for free. We need to be more creative about the way artists are compensated.

A story published in Ripley’s Believe It or Not explains how Beethoven was once commissioned to write music by three Austrian noblemen. Rather than pay him for the composition they paid him to walk every day from sunrise until noon, because they believed if he walked he would create a masterpiece and as we all know, he did. Casual research indicates that most artists walk to be more creative and this story solidified the idea of a correlation between walking and creativity. Vision One was born. One step, one idea, one artist can change the world.

Vision One Walk is an awareness and crowd funding campaign to raise money to create this foundation. To show our commitment and raise awareness, a group of 3 artists including myself will walk from Tobermory to Collingwood, Ontario over 20 days, covering 425 kilometers along the Bruce Trail from September 9-29, 2012. We will arrive in Collingwood in time to be part of a Culture Days event. Using the Indiegogo fundraising platform, we are excited to be launching a campaign on September 1st, that runs for 45 days. Each donor will receive a “gift” of gratitude and be a part of the creation of something very special.

So, what can you do?

1. Like.        See Facebook… 

2. Share.     Follow and Retweet on Twitter…

3. Donate.   As little as $10. Every penny counts. – Note: Campaign starts September 1, 2012.

We still need some volunteers to work on media and publicity, Social Media, administration and we welcome people who like talking to potential sponsors. Feel free to give me a call or drop me a message if you can offer something.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to learn about Vision One Walk and for all your support along the way. We’ll be sure to keep you updated too!

Love and light,

Susan Regan Kenney
Inspirational Speaker. Coach. Pilgrim.
Author of Canadian best-selling book My Camino
twitter caminoperegrina
705 8264641


  1. Teresa McDonell says:

    I think this is a truly wonderful idea and I tip my hat to the three of you that have started this very worthwhile cause. I will like it fore facebook and once the campaign starts I will make a donation. Best of luck.

  2. scullylovepromo says:

    That is very generous of you Teresa and I know Sue Kenney would be thrilled to know that you are willing to make a donation! Many thanks!!

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