I was absolutely thrilled to receive a letter over the weekend confirming that my application to Grants for the Arts was successful, meaning that the project has been awarded funding from The Arts Council. I am officially now supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England! This is a really big step for me. As well as the financial support, which makes this whole project much more comfortable to undertake, there is a stamp of approval for my work that is a real accolade. I'm excited but also quite daunted!
The residency will span the next six months, culminating in the exhibition weekend in September and after that the work will tour a number of galleries through into 2013. Currently dates are confirmed for October at South Square, Thornton and then January/February at The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber. There are more venues and dates yet to be confirmed.
I'm very much looking forward to visiting Spurn later this week and really getting going on things.