We are very happy to announce that our four Micro-commission have been awarded to:
- Thomas Chapman for Re-Imagining Darkhill Ironworks – Preliminary sketches shown below.
- Jasper Cousins for augmented-reality FOD murals
- Sally Jenkinson for ‘These Strange Days’ Poetry Zine
- The Local Equality Commission (LEC) in collaboration with Laurie Cousins for A BAME culture celebration music video.
We had a high number of applications and the decision of who got what was literally the luck of the draw – we used a randomizer app to decide who got what. The bursaries vary in size and are more about helping creatives explore new ways of working, or supporting current practice. There are ten recipients:
- Kim Kaos towards woodturning training
- Lizzie Godden for making new textile works with bark and leaves
- Jill Raymond (Ray) for printing tuition @theyardprintstudio
- Henry Leslie towards tools for his new foundary
- Chez Dunfois for researching local history for new lyrics and music
- Jeanie Leslie for materials for stained-glass
- Anna Mcloughlin (Anna Fine Jewellery) towards jewellery tools
- Wendy Daniels to support exhibiting Making Connections, Birds and Birdsong
- Andy Squiff to aid creation of a poetic film.
- Phoebe Stonechild (Wye Macramé) for new Macramé work inspired by the forest.
- Melanie Benn to research a Robin Hood dance film
Canopy is committed to equality, inclusion and creating better lives for all. Canopy stands with the Black community and other minority ethnic communities against all forms of racism, whether overt, insidious or structural. We believe it is no longer enough to simply stand up and condemn racism: we must be actively anti-racist. We encourage our members to do the same.
Canopy is here to support the rich variety of forest creatives : artists, poets, musicians, performers, makers & designers. Please share your events and thoughts on our Facebook group.
Canopy host a range networking events, from group walks, Zoom get-togethers, cafe chats to larger showcase events. Check our Eventbrite page.
We would love to hear and see what you are creating. Please tag us on Instagram with #canopycreativenetwork.
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CANOPY is committed to equality, inclusion and creating better lives for all. CANOPY stands with the Black community and other minority ethnic communities against all forms of racism, whether overt, insidious or structural. We believe it is no longer enough to simply stand up and condemn racism: we must be actively anti-racist. We encourage ourContinue reading “Black Lives Matter #BLM”
Thanks to an Arts Council England Emergency Grant, awarded due to the pandemic , canopy will soon be offering a range of micro-commissions and mini-bursaries to creatives living in the Forest of Dean. More details will be posted here soon – follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram or sign up to our mailing listContinue reading “upcoming opportunities”
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