12th January 2006

 

ARTS NK GRANT PUT STUDENTS IN THE FRAME

 

Two Contemporary Lens Media students at the University of Lincoln have been awarded a £500 photography bursary by North Kesteven District Council.

 

Twenty-two year olds Paul Long from Nuneaton and Stacie Carr from Scunthorpe, along with around 30 other students at the university, submitted an application to Arts NK – the body responsible for initiating and supporting arts projects in the district.

 

Arts NK offers a bursary to full-time photography students every year to give them the opportunity to further their professional practice and produce a body of work that they would not normally have the resources to achieve.

 

The students were given a brief to produce a body of work or an installation piece using a new project aimed at young musicians for inspiration.

 

The Music Mix project organised by Arts NK in association with the Drill Hall and Youth Music runs on Saturday mornings and offers young people the opportunity to play with other musicians in workshops.

 

The workshops are run by professional tutors and guest musicians from national and international touring bands performing at the Lincoln Drill Hall and the Terry O’Toole Theatre.

 

Arts NK Photography Development Officer Jane Harrison says she was very impressed by Paul and Stacie’s submission: “The applications were assessed by a committee made up of Arts NK officers and university lecturers.

 

“Stacie and Paul’s joint submission really stood out from the crowd. We decided to award them the bursary as we felt they would make the most of the opportunity being offered to them.”

 

Paul who is in the second year of his degree programme said it’s a fantastic opportunity: “The project brief we have been given allows us the freedom to use our creativity and imagination to their full potential. We’ve already started getting to know the musicians so we can reflect their personalities as well as what they are actually doing.”

 

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Kate Strawson, Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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