Projects supported by Guernsey Arts Commission
Since 2008 the Arts Grants programme has funded more than 265 projects/activities in and around the Bailiwick. More than £720,000 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 Lantern Parade, the Guernsey Photography Festival, the Vale Earth Fair and The Alderney Performing Arts Festival, to name but a few, may have never happened.
Below you can see exactly where funds have been allocated between 2010 and 2016. For 2008 and 2013 please see Related Documents to the right.
Projects supported in 2017
GAC’s arts’ grants have funded some incredible events, musicians, artists and community projects so far in 2017.
Guernsey Literary Festival
Vale Earth Fair
Alderney Performing Arts Festival
Alderney Literary Festival
Guernsey History in Action
Chaos Voodoo Festival
The Zone Comic Anthology
Work in Progress
How to cut your losses and make a prophet by Andrew Smith
Guernsey Youth and Community Theatre
Miss Miz – Miss Cozette – the face of Les Miserables
Sound Under 18 Gigs – Jon Bisson
Proms on the Pier 2017
Guernsey Art Network
Guernsey Photography Festival
Saturday Night Fever
Elizabeth College Summer Orchestral Course (ECSOC)
School of Popular Music free co-curricular music lessons in secondary schools
Projects supported in 2016
GAC’s arts’ grants scheme funds arts projects and events that engage residents in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and adds to the cultural offer to both locals and visitors.
In 2016 we have welcomed applications from a range of art forms. Now we have held our last meeting in 2016, we have been able to create a pie chart of how the money was distributed across the art forms.
Here is the list of events and projects we have supported in 2016:
Dutcheez Productions – ‘Patch’ – A Short Film, which recently has won its first award: ‘Award of Merit’ in Los Angeles.
‘Financial World – Works of Philipp Valenta’ – catalogue
Vale Earth Fair Exhibition
Victor Hugo in Guernsey Festival
St James’ Youth promotion Trust Symphonia
Guernsey Lantern Parade
Guernsey Literary Group
Alice Nant & Kit Gillson and project ‘Solitary’
“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
Arts SundayOver 12,000 visitors came to Arts Sunday on 4th June 2017, based along the seafront at St Peter Port. It goes from strength to strength, with over 90 stalls in 2017.
“ Big thank you to you and all the volunteers, it was a great day, it always is, I’m definitely in for next year 😊
Regards, Jill Le Goupillot
Jill’s Poetry Gifts” arts Sunday 2017
“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