Arts Aid announce new scholarships

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Arts Aid, the independent Isle of Man charity established in 2018 to provide financial support to aspiring Manx arts students and help them fund their studies has announced a new round of scholarship awards. Since inception Arts Aid has been helping very gifted young people pursue their education in the arts. Eight more exceptionally talented Manx students have been selected by Arts Aid to benefit from scholarships during the 2019/20 academic year.

Each of the scholarship recipients will be studying in programmes in the UK that range from GCSE at a specialist music school to a Master's degree at a leading performing arts college in London. Music, acting, musical theatre and dance are all represented amongst the exceptionally talented scholarship recipients. This year’s awards follow the four inaugural grants made in 2018.

Arts Aid seeks to make a difference for students in situations when Isle of Man Government funding is unavailable, or students have need of  additional financial support. 

David Wertheim, chairman, said: “It is a great privilege to be able to help these remarkable and exceptionally talented young people reach for their educational dreams. The quality of the applicants is amazing and is a testament to the remarkable level of talent and achievement in the performing arts here in the Isle of Man. Arts Aid’s aim is to assist these talented young people on the next step in their personal development. We wish them every success.”

The directors of Arts Aid wish to express their grateful appreciation to all those who have contributed financially to establish Arts Aid as a charity. In particular they would like to thank the J R Moore Trust and Shane Magee for their generous sponsorship of two of this year’s scholarships, as well as the offer by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company of subsidised transport for the scholarship recipients.

For further information contact:

Isabella Hawke
Tel: 01624 665486
Manx Charity number (1252)

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