Eight Visual Artists Among Recipients of iDA Awards

iDAFourteen deaf and disabled artists from Northern Ireland have been announced as recipients of the iDA (Individual Disabled/Deaf Artists) scheme, a dedicated arts stream delivered through the Arts & Disability Forum (ADF) and funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, which allows them to develop their professional artistic careers.

Awards under the iDA scheme are made annually to Deaf and disabled artists working in a range of art forms. The bursaries, funded through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will allow each artist to produce a new creative work or receive training or professional mentoring. The 2016 artists include eight visual artists, two theatre practitioners, one dance artist, a poet and two musicians. The artists have impairments ranging from physical disability, visual impairment, mental-ill health and learning difficulties. Through the ADF’s support, deaf and disabled artists have developed unique artwork of extremely high artistic quality. The IDA scheme’s purpose is to identify, encourage and nurture individual talent amongst disabled practitioners. Artists can apply for up to £5,000. Visit www.adf.ie

About the visual artists:

  • Alice Burns, from Portavogie, is a visual artist who will use this funding award to attend training in Germany to develop her glass work skills
  • Stephanie Harrison, from Bangor, is a visual artist and printmaker who will use the funding award towards the purchase of IT equipment
  • Charissa Martin, from Bangor, is a visual artist who will use this funding award to purchase a loom to make 3-D textile work
  • Elaine McGinn, from Newtownards, is a maker of life art and will use this funding award to purchase IT and camera equipment
  • Shauna McGowan, Belfast, is a visual artist who will use this funding for mentoring and to develop leather work skills
  • George Robb, from East Belfast, is a visual artist who will use this funding award to develop his skills with further photography training
  • Joel Simon, from Belfast, is an experienced animator who will use this funding award to develop skills in oil painting and an exhibition of work
  • Elvin Simpson, from Ballymoney, is a visual artist and musician, who will use this funding award to create an installation combining visual art and music

For more information visit: www.artscouncil-ni.org/news/fab-fourteen-pick-up-funding-awards

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