Invasion of The Not Quite Dead by indie filmmaker, AD LANE

I am very proud to announce that one of the Grant’s recipients is AD LANE.

He is an indie filmmaker who has been creating his passion project for over 10 years: Invasion of The Not Quite Dead.

He’s aiming to premiere it next year. Please check out his Twitter feed where you can also watch the trailer: @IOTNQDfilm

I decided to give the grant to him because no one applied this year and I didn’t want the money to just sit there. That’s not why I set this up in the first place.

I’ve been following AD’s progress on twitter for about a year and a half, and I am so happy that I can finally contribute to his work.

Enjoy the last moments of 2017, everyone!

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Interviews With An Artist Series

First up is Sikelela Owen RA, who talks about being an artist and having a 9-to-5 job.

This is a new series of interviews with creative artists that will provide a snapshot into their lives.

To note: the majority of the video was originally edited in Adobe Premiere Pro and final editing touches were performed in the KineMaster app.

Please view it here: Sikelela Owen RA

New Year But Not A New Start

It may be a new academic year and your final one but it’s definitely not a new beginning.

It’s a continuation of everything that you’ve learnt so far to produce your final pieces on your course.

Enjoy it, everyone. The pressure, the realisation that your studies are about to finish.

It’ll be amazing.

And don’t forget to apply for my grant in November!

What are you doing this Easter break?

Yes, what are you doing?

Working on your assignments?

Researching for a project?

Working?

Reading?  Writing?

Taking in the Spring weather?

Whatever you’re up to, take half a minute and breath in the Spring air.  Even if you can only manage 5 seconds, as the saying goes, “it’s better than nothing”.

Have a relaxing break before your final term.

Passions

I went to a Muay Thai event last night, KO Blood and Glory 8, organised by KO Bloodline.

It was awesome. My first time at a live fighting event. What a great atmosphere.

And I’m here now, travelling to see a friend who is an artist, predominantly a painter. But who also works other jobs to financially support her passion.

I saw how Muay Thai is a passion for all the fighters, trainers and supporters that were there last night. They live and breathe it, most of whom do so, alongside so many other jobs.

My grant may only be for the creative arts, but the passion is the same in any arena. And I applaud that and admire it.

Time, effort, dedication.

So I hope that if you have this, or better yet, just feel it. You’re not alone in what you want to achieve and you can find inspiration from everywhere.

So apply for my grant in your final year of an academic course and know that it’ll be awright after you graduate.

Office of Students is looking for a Chair

What a great opportunity.

Whether you’re thinking of continuing to study at the postgraduate level, how to get those commissions, how to survive while you’re producing work; please take a look at this role that’s been linked through the NUS.

You’re still a student and I agree with the NUS: this Office doesn’t have student representation and you would be a great candidate for the job.  You know what it means to be a student right now and your experience would be invaluable to this newly created body.

Here’s the NUS link: https://www.nus.org.uk/en/news/run-the-office-for-students/

The New Academic Year: 2016/2017

Good luck for your final year, everyone!

I was so pleased to have awarded Eva with my first grant, and I look forward to granting a new final year student again.

I enjoyed rocking up to Eva’s dance showcase and was impressed and awed by her dedication and passion.

I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours, and all of you in your final year.

Applications open on 1 November 2016.

2015/2016 Grant Recipient

I am very pleased to announce that the very first recipient of my grant is Eva Escrich González.  She is a BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance student at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

I wish her the best of luck for the rest of her degree and future developments in her love of dance.