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Young Arts 2019

Kilmaron School:  We sponsor Kilmaron School for children with complex
additional needs in Cupar. The annual £500 donation is used to take the whole school for a day’s visit to an art gallery or museum of their choice. They have visited the Portrait Gallery and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and this year the pupils were taken to Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery. The feedback from staff and pupils is amazing.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design awards: 
For the past 7 yrs two £1000 awards have been given to Masters Graduates of the Arts and Humanities course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee in order for them to further their career with residencies of their choice. This involves members of our committee perusing all applications and then interviewing the applicants at their degree show in August.

This year our awards winners were - 
Katie Potapoff- an artist from Canada whose practice considers contemporary views on writing as a response to place and landscape and is currently investigating her own personal experience of locations in Scotland known as “thin” places. This is where the barrier between this world and the spiritual or divine is considered thinner. Her award is being used to fund a residency in Iona.

Kate Bell- an artist from Scotland, recently working as the Arts Development and Marketing Officer in Birnam, has successfully gained a place on the D.J.C.A
Contemporary Art Practice Residency Programme. With the award she can now buy her own camera equipment to produce a new body of work during her residency. Her work aims to promote the use of individual imagination, looking at the physical over the digital realm. The committee look forward to seeing them again once their residencies are completed.

Broomhall House visit: In May this year our society was fully involved with Area in running an event for P6/7 school children at Broomhall House, the ancestral home of Lord Charles Bruce. At his invitation, 84 children from two different primaries came to see Scottish Opera perform a ½ hour version of the Magic Flute. They then took part in an historical trail around the house and finished with a creative arts activity related to the opera. It was deemed to be a great success by all involved, especially the children. A similar event is planned for next year.

Careen Lindsay, Young Arts Coordinator

(Image shows children from Lynburn PS)