Community fund for projects that reflect on the Great War

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Jersey Arts Trust launches Art and community fund for projects that reflect on the Great War. The Jersey Arts Trust has been granted up to £10,000 a year for the next 3 years to fund arts and community projects that reflect on or commemorate the First World War.

The money has been granted by the World War One Centenary Working Group as part of the Island’s official commemorations of the centenary of the First World War.

The majority of the funding will be distributed as open-access grants to Artists and community groups for a range of projects that reflect on the historical events and/or consider the impact of war then and today.

Tom Dingle, Director of the Jersey Arts Trust said:

Our aim is to understand the mood and reflections of the community on this world changing event. There are so many lessons for us today, particularly with some of the current challenges we face, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of our forefathers so we might enjoy peace and freedom.

“Whilst of course there is a sombre aspect to this remembrance, as it can never be a good thing that so many lives were sacrificed or that we continue to engage in war today, we must also celebrate and cherish our freedom and peace. Art is a powerful means of exploration and expression that can provide an alternative perspective.

We are very open-minded about the sorts of projects that this funding might support so would encourage people to get in touch to discuss their ideas. Ideally we would like the work to connect as much as possible with the community and for people to be inclusive in their approach.”

Artists or community groups who have a project that would benefit from the funding should initially contact Sarah Colter by e-mail sarah@arts.je who can send them the full terms and conditions.

The Jersey Arts Trust will also be commissioning an official work of Art as part of the commemorations and details of that process will be released next year.

For more information people are encouraged to contact the Trust on 617521 or e-mail sarah@arts.je


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