Mike Howley Trust awards open for applications

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The 2019 Mike Howley Trust awards are now open for applications. If you are a young creative – actor, musician, dancer, writer or technician – aged 18 to 30 years and living on the Isle of Wight, then you are eligible to apply.

Mike Howley, who worked for many years as Director of Cultural Services for the Isle of Wight Council, died in May 2013. Under the terms of his will, a share of the residue of his estate was left “for the specific benefit of aspiring young actors, musicians, dancers and writers, between the ages of 18 and 30, living on the Isle of Wight “.

Trustees welcome applications from people in the stated age range and art forms for investment in areas such as training, equipment, marketing & promotion, recording, rehearsal space, staging, publishing costs, or simply time to create.

Quay Arts is hosting an information event at 6pm on Tuesday 5th March to explain how the Trust works and how to apply. This will be followed by a ‘surgery’ from  11am – 1pm on Saturday 16th March, where you can get help and advice on your application.

The deadline is 1pm on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

This year priority will be given to applicants whose projects celebrate, explore or interpret our unique Island cultural heritage.

To see the guidelines and for an application form, email Shannon Carey s.carey@quayarts.org or download from www.quayarts.org.


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