Fareham and Portsmouth artists win cash for projectsÂ

TWO women have received funding to help with their artistic projects.

Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 10:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 11:03 pm

Arts Council England has been handing out grants through its Developing Your Creative Practice fund and 103 people nationwide have been successful in getting cash.

The £14.4m is to help support independent creative schemes.

Among the winners were Fareham-based circus artist Katherine Kavanagh, who will learn to audio describe for circus performance, and Jeannie Driver, a visual artist working with installation and sculpture in Portsmouth.

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They are using the fund to push their boundaries, support periods of research and develop new work and ideas.

Phil Gibby, south west area director for Arts Council England, said: '˜It is immensely exciting to see the first round of awards being made for Developing Your Creative Practice. We're delighted to help unlock the creative talent in this region.

'˜Not only will this fund provide time for individual creatives to innovate but helps to build the foundations of our world-class cultural sector.

'˜This round in particular will help to strengthen literature and cross-art form disciplines.'

Applications for funding are open. Visit artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP.