Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New year, new art, new happenings

Still from "Hollow Lands" - video project in progress - 2014

So here we are with a whole new year to play with. A couple of things to report on...

Firstly I spent a lot of time at the end of 2013 preparing a grant application to the Arts Council of Wales for a new production project following on from last year's successful R&D project Synthesis, only to fail to get the funding. It looks like my plans were a little to ambitious. However, the news isn't all bad. It looks like if I revise the plans and budget and get together a little more professional support, an updated application at the end of January is apparently likely to be more successful, so I'm going to be working flat out for the next 3 weeks putting that all together. I should know the results in mid-March. Meanwhile, I have at least 3 exhibitions lined up for 2015, so I'll be spending most of this year preparing work for them, with our without funding!

As soon as the grant application is out of the way, I have to follow up on some better news - it looks like I will get a place to do a part-time MA in Fine Art at the Art School of Aberystwyth University starting this autumn, so I need to get my application form and references etc. submitted during February. Now I just need to figure out how to pay for it... hmm... maybe I feel another crowd-funding campaign coming on...

So Happy New Year, everyone - here's to 2014, and I guess I'd better get on with some art!

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