Projects supported by Guernsey Arts Commission
Since 2008 the Arts Grants programme has funded more than 215 projects/activities in and around the Bailiwick. More than £551,540 has been committed to projects of all kinds.
Without this support, many of the Bailiwick’s best known and valued cultural events such as The Town Carnival, Arts Sunday, The Sark Folk Festival and The Alderney Performing Arts Festival may have never happened.
Below you can see exactly where funds have been allocated between 2010 and 2013. For 2008 and 2009 please see Related Documents to the right.
Projects supported in 2014
The Alderney Performing Arts Festival £4,000
Creative Industries – Learn, Create, Produce – £3,000
Alderney Literary Trust – £2,000
Charlie Buchanan – Oshono the Owl Boy – £1,925
Guernsey Camerata – £1,500
Sarah Hansmann – The History of Guernsey in 60 minutes – £1,500
James Harrison – Documentary film – Ady’s Epic 7 – £1,500
Nick Mann – Album recording – The Stories of a Ramblin’ Man – £527.91
Stalk the Lantern (Band) – £1,000
Studio Alderney – Alderney Sunstone Play – £1,500
Arts Sunday: £10,000 underwrite for Guernsey’s annual arts showcase
B Creative: £1,120 grant towards Can Dance group
Blair Taylor: £150 for travel grants to play in the National Children’s Orchestra in England
Dark Sky Island: £2,010 grant for film by Tim Bowditch about Alderney’s night sky
Film maker, Jack De La Mere: £1,000 grant for a film entitled ‘Family Portrait’
Guernsey Camerata: £1,500 music grant for two concerts in 2014
Guernsey Literary Festival: £4,500 underwrite for the island’s annual literary festival
Guernsey Photography Festival: £15,000 grant towards the 2014 festival exhibitions and artist in residence.
Guernsey Sinfonietta: £2,988 grant and underwrite for a concert in 2014
Guernsey Symphony Orchestra: £1,808 underwrite for their 2014 concert
Hartebeest: £1,000 music grant to support their recording of more tracks
Lib Dance: £2,000 grant for two dance events at Liberation Day and another in the summer
Of Empire: £1,000 music grant to support production of new CD
Sark Folk Festival: £5,000 grant sponsored by Norman Piette
Styx Music: £1,500 music grant for low cost music lessons and monthly band nights for young people under 18
Sark Folk Festival
“From day one, the GAC has been such a fantastic supporter… with belief in our vision right from the start… their enthusiasm and advice helped to keep us motivated as we have developed the festival… to become such a successful community event.”
Simon Harvey, The Sark Folk Festival Organiser
Jack De La Mare
Since GAC’s financial support, Jack has worked for the GAC throughout August 2013, making a documentary about GAC’s first ever Dance Month.
He is now training to be a filmmaker at university in the UK.
“Without doubt, the success of this event is down to the festival organisers. I also believe this festival demonstrates clearly, how well-placed support and funding from the GAC can give early encouragement, motivation and a sense of financial safety to organisers like Simon, giving them the confidence to bring their ideas to reality and enhancing the artistic culture of the Bailiwick.”
Mary Carey, Commissioner, Guernsey Arts Commission
Alderney Performing Arts Festival
“I felt the Guernsey Arts Commission were akin to an Elder Brethren. I felt I could always phone up for advice and if the person I called could not provide the answer to my question then they always knew someone who I could ask who had the relevant knowledge. Members of the GAC came to the festival which enabled them to see the result of their support. It made us feel that Alderney was part of a bigger Channel Island Artistic community – not isolated, and that was a very good feeling.”
Caroline Kay-Mouat, Director of Alderney’s Performing Arts Festival