Ambassadors and Patrons

Michael Starkey Photo by Isle of Man Arts Council

Pictured above: Michael Sandle

Since the Island of Culture in 2014 the Isle of Man Arts Council has appointed two patrons and four ambassadors.

The two ambassadors include recently retired President of Tynwald Clare Christian OBE and renowned artist Michael Sandle, a member of the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts.

The four Arts Ambassadors include solo contemporary dancer, Lloyd Mayer, singer/actor Michelle Jamieson, singer/songwriter/musician Davy Knowles and principle trumpet player Jason Evans.

They will assist us in promoting and inspiring participation, creativity and excellence in the arts and culture, strengthening our links to the community and promoting our strong Manx identity.

These appointments are a reflection of the esteem in which the Arts Council and our cultural community hold them.

–Geoff Corkish MBE MLC, Chairman of the Arts Council


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Our Island of Culture 2014 - Research Report

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