The Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme for Moray is part of a Scottish Government funding package to support the arts in the wake of Covid-19.
Findhorn Bay Arts was one of eighteen organisations across Scotland awarded ‘funding pots’ through the Creative Scotland administered scheme to support freelance artists to work with children and young people in Moray.
The small grants were designed to create opportunities for local artists and creative practitioners to develop their own programmes of youth arts activity to engage with local organisations and young people, especially those most affected by Covid-19.
In March 2021 Findhorn Bay Arts awarded funding worth almost £38,000 to eight project recipients, with an additional £2,000 to support the creative practitioners with training and documentation of their activities.
The overall scheme had funds totalling £700,000 to devolve funds of between £10k and £50k for locally artist-led projects in early learning, schools, and other family support and community settings.
The Moray fund was open to freelance artists and creative practitioners living and/or working in the local authority and up 50 miles in neighbouring regions who were looking to work directly with children and young people across the region.
The funding builds on the work of Ignite Moray Youth Arts Hub that was supported by Creative Scotland’s Time to Shine, Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy.
Eight awards totalling £37,664.50 ranging between £4,000 – £5,000 have been awarded to nine artists and creative practitioners.
|Name||Grant awarded||Project||Practice||Age range|
|Daniel McQuarrie||£4,000||“What Makes You Happy’ Film Project for Young People||Film-making||12-17 years|
|Rachael MacIntyre||£4,792||Circus Connections’ Workshops in Circus Skills for Young People||Circus Skills||8-16 years|
|Carol Scorer||£4,095||Storytelling and percussion Workshops for Young People||Storytelling & Music||2-5 years|
|Ruby Worth||£5,000||‘Embodied Learning and Dance Movement Therapy for Young People||Dance/ Movement||9-10 year olds|
|Gail Sneddon||£5,000||‘Traces’ Dance Film Project for Young People||Dance/ Graffiti Art||11-18 years|
|Steven Sharpe||£5,000||Drum and Percussion Workshops for Young People||Music||3-5 years|
|Nicola Kennell||£4,793||Mixed Media Workshops for Young People||Mixed Media||12-25 years|
|Graeme Roger & Dave Martin||£4,984||Film and Music Project for Young People||Film & Music||12-17 years|