Funding for the arts

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone will be able to enjoy another Piers on the Prom for free this year in September this year, thanks to another grant from Guernsey Arts Commission to Guernsey Events Company. Other beneficiaries of the latest funding round include:

Frances Lemmon and Bridget Spinney for a Big Draw project in schools called Make Your Mark
Elizabeth College Orchestral Summer School
St James Youth Promotion Trust for their 2014 concert series
Bands, Byzanthian Neckbeard and Static Alice, for recording and production of a CD
B-Creative Dance for workshops and performances of UK based dance company Company Chameleon
Paul Morrissey for support towards production of Hairspray

GAC’s arts grants scheme funds arts projects and events that engage residents in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and adds to the cultural offer to both locals and visitors. Proposals are welcomed from a range of art forms including theatre, creative writing, dance, music, photography, visual arts, craft, festivals and films.

This year, Guernsey Arts Commission’s Funding Sub-Committee are also offering bands a chance to come forward for a grant towards recording, promotion or any other activity that would help them get to the next stage of their development.

Ollie Smith, Hartebeest band member, says “We put our first track on Soundcloud 9 months ago and 100,000 plays later, we just wanted to once again thank Guernsey Arts Commission for their continued support. It’s cool to have people as passionate about what you do as you are. We look forward to working together in the future.”

Anyone interested in applying for an arts grant from Guernsey Arts Commission can come along to either of two funding information sessions on Wednesday 16 July and Thursday 14 August at 6pm in the gallery at the Information Centre. These free sessions will cover how the scheme runs and give potential applicants a chance to talk through their ideas and ask questions. The next deadline for applications is Sunday 31 August. Further details about eligibility, previously supported projects, guidance and forms are available on or call Carrie on 01481 709748.

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