Following the success of The Frank Hartill Arts Award in 2020 The Arts Society Wrekin is encouraging applications for the new Arts Award 2022.
The Arts Society Wrekin, which enriches lives through the Arts, was formed in 1974. With 300 members, it is a very active Society, offering a wide range of outstanding lectures and visits to places of artistic interest. At the same time being an independent charity, actively supporting local arts and heritage causes.
In 2020 they present their very first Arts Award, which was jointly won by a local sculptor, Jacob Chandler, and an actress/singer, still at school, Kate Woodman. Other finalists included a musician, a writer and illustrator, and an arts business entrepreneur.
This year they are providing an award of up to £2,000 to support anyone who has an interest in any branch of the arts and crafts. All applicants must have a connection with the Wrekin area.
There is no age limit and no formal qualifications are required so take a look at our website if you would like to know more about entering.
The previous award attracted applications from musicians, an illustrator and storyteller, digital artist, sculptor, fine artists, stained glass artist and singer/actress so the scope really is diverse. This Award is open to all branches of the Arts so perhaps we will see applications from textile artists, crafts such as stone masonry or heritage conservators this year.
Click on the link below for further details:
The Arts Society Wrekin website
Here are some video links from the previous joint winners telling how the Award has helped them, (click on the arrows to play).