Friday, April 12, 2013

It did it - Talent Development Bursary!

Fern - April Mawhinney
It has been an exciting few weeks around my way! I was one of the successful winners of the Aspace’s new Talent Development Bursary. I can’t believe it, I’m so thrilled! The programme enables practising artists to propose and realise a bespoke professional development project, facilitating artists to reach their long-term career goals and ambitions.

I am using the bursary to launch the surface design aspect of my practice. I will be attending courses at the London College of Fashion, visiting trade shows and investing in IT equipment and design software.  I’m thrilled to be able to invest in this side of my practice and hope that in the future, I will be expanding into a stand-alone range of surface/textile designs and illustrations. As the programme progresses through to its completion in April 2014, I’ll be blogging about what I get up to in the next year!

If you wish to check out the other lucky eight artists – you can follow a link through them below

It is really inspiring to know that you can move your business in a direction that wasn’t possible before and the injection of money has made all the difference.  Should you fancy applying for the next round later in 2013, please read more about it at

Good Luck!


Angie Muldowney said...

That's amazing news! Clever old you :) x

April Mawhinney said...

Thanks so much! I'm so excited, I just can't believe it! :D