Artists win funding as part of new arts grant
TWO creatives have received funding from a new arts grant.
Developing your Creative Practice is a Â£14.4m fund from Arts Council England with Fareham-based circus artist KatherineÂ Kavanagh, who will learn to audio describe for circus performance and Jeannie Driver, a visual artist working with installation and sculpture in Portsmouth.
Phil Gibby, 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-artform disciplines in the South West.'
Applications for the second round of the fund are now open withÂ grants ranging fromÂ Â Â£2,000 to Â£10,000 to help creatives doÂ work related to any of the Arts Council's supported disciplines.Â