September 9, 2022

Arts Aid, the Manx charity offering financial assistance for Manx students to study in the arts, has announced the appointment of Adrienne Burnett as a Trustee and Director.

Adrienne retired from her post of Head Teacher of Ballakermeen High School at the end of last month following 27 years at the school, 21 as head.

Adrienne said of her appointment: “I am so pleased to be joining the Board of Arts Aid. I have been involved in education all my professional life, so it is a natural progression to join the board of a leading Isle of Man educational charity.

“Student engagement with the arts is extremely close to my heart. Indeed, the seeds for Arts Aid were planted when I was a member of the Isle of Man Arts Council and I have watched it develop from afar over the last four years. I am looking forward to continuing to play an active role in assisting more and more of our exceptionally talented students from the Isle of Man to pursue their education and professional training in the arts.”

Welcoming Adrienne, David Wertheim, Chairman, said: “Arts Aid is immensely fortunate that Adrienne has joined our Board. She brings vast experience and understanding of the educational world. Adrienne is highly respected as an outstanding educator and deeply admired by her students. She will make a huge contribution both to Arts Aid and the amazingly talented people from the Isle of Man we strive to help.”