December 1, 2022

Arts Aid is pleased to announce its 2022 scholarship awards. Now in its fifth year, the charity has made awards to nine exceptionally talented Isle of Man students in the arts.

This year, five of the recipients are studying for degree courses and four for professional diplomas. They are attending some of the leading arts institutions in England for courses including acting, dance, musical theatre, virtual theatre and fine art.

Amy Convery has started her second year (3-Year Diploma in musical theatre) at Laine Theatre Arts (Epsom), while Alicia Schofield progresses to her final year (Diploma in dance) at SLP College (Leeds).

Several recipients are embarking on degree courses. Annabel King has started her Music degree at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Paulina Kurzydlowska has started her Fine Art degree at Liverpool Hope University and, following a foundation year, Gracel Delos Santos has progressed to her Acting degree at LAMDA. They have all received Arts Aid support in recent years.

New recipients of Arts Aid awards are Aislinn Lace, who is to study a Diploma in Dance at SLP College, Lily Dodd who is in the second year of her foundation degree in Dance at London Studio Centre, Meisie Germyshuis, who begins her professional diploma in singing and musical theatre at PPA (Guildford) , and Lewis Pycroft for his second year of a BA in Virtual Theatre & Digital Experiences at Rose Bruford College (Sidcup).

Once again the directors of Arts Aid are very grateful to their corporate, charity and individual sponsors. This year these include ILS World, Isle of Man Advertising and Ramsey Crookall, as well as the trustees of the WHC Brien and the Elizabeth Clucas Charitable Trusts. The charity’s travel partner, Loganair, is continuing to offer discounted travel to award recipients.

David Wertheim, chairman, said: “The directors of Arts Aid never cease to be amazed at the extraordinary talents of our applicants. This year was no exception and we are delighted to be able to offer a total of nine awards matching last year. We congratulate all of our recipients on their splendid achievements and wish them success both in their studies over the coming year and in their future careers in the arts.”