Meg Kingston is a writer who’s achieved a certain amount of success with her writing and now wants to assist new writers following a similar path. In her own words:
Tŷ Newydd is a magical place that draws me back time and again. The beauty of the setting, the friendliness of the staff and the buzz that travels home with me are bonuses to the actual content of the courses. I’ve gained so much from my time there and the financial assistance Tŷ Newydd gave me for attending courses at the start of my writing career that I’d like to help other writers to benefit, too.
I’m making a bursary contribution of £250 available for a writer or writers who wish to attend a course at this magical haven.
The bursary is intended to assist a writer who, like myself, has a disability or chronic illness to contend with, and has achieved some form of publication on their own merits. The publication doesn’t need to have been paid, but achieved in a competitive environment – such as star letter in a nationally-available magazine.
If you want to apply for this bursary, please send an email or a letter explaining how it would help you to attend a course at Tŷ Newydd, and enclose a copy of your published item to Tŷ Newydd.
Ashley Foundation Ceredigion Emerging Artist Bursaries
The awards are intended to assist the development of emerging artists in Ceredigion and consist of a £500 bursary plus a well publicised exhibition in Ceredigion. Six awards are available.
“Emerging artists” means those actively producing quality work but have not yet found the recognition they deserve. Artists must be resident in Ceredigion and may be active in any area of the visual arts. Undergraduate students are not eligible apart from those graduating in 2016.
Please apply to: Ceredigion Art Trail, C/O Mountain Hall Cottage, Sarnau, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 6QA or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
including the following:
a 500 word statement giving your background and describing why you deserve an award.
your contact details
Five images of your work or link to online media.
Name of one referee
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and to show a portfolio of their work.
Closing date: 31st August 2016
We thank the Ashley Family Foundation for a grant enabling these awards. The grant is managed by the Community Foundation in Wales.