Skye and Lochalsh Talent Development Initiative // Quotes from the partners;

Aros, Donald MacDonald

This scheme gave a unique opportunity for individuals to engage with the visual and performing arts and as evidenced by the number of applications there is certainly demand for this type of support. If possible, we would like to see this scheme continue. Aros, as a venue, was pleased to engage with artists and hope that the contacts made will continue into the future as we all strive for new and innovative ways to develop skills and develop audiences.’ 

Fèisean nan Gaidheal, Arthur Cormack

‘This has been a rewarding exercise for the partners to gain insight into the work of local aspiring talent. During the two rounds of funding we have heard from a wide range of artists; writers, poets, dancers, musicians, photographers, singers, performers, as well as visual artists. The awards offered great scope; to create new work or for mentoring and skills development, and was open to all arts professionals. The application process allowed plenty time to discuss applications with any of the partners and to work up strong applications.’

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Kath MacLeod

‘With our commitment to the Gaelic arts and culture, we have welcomed this opportunity to work with arts organisations in the area in supporting emerging artists and arts professionals to reach the next stage of their development to showcase the talent of Skye & Lochalsh.’

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SEALL, Duncan MacInnes

‘We’re delighted to be one of the partners in this project. For many years we have provided a platform for local and visiting artists. It is a major addition to our purpose that we can now help that talent develop.’