Artists Vicky Smith and Bridgette Ashton, together with two other lucky chappies from across D+C (yup, that stands for Devon and Cornwall, ya dunderheads), have won free use of facilities at Plymouth College of Art and Design to develop their work this month.
They were all awarded a place on the Artists’ Access to Art Colleges Scheme (which is sexily abbreviated to AA2A) and given 100 hours of access to the college’s equipment as part of a national project to help artists and designers build upon their work.
Bridgette, who is working with fellow artist Kitty Wingate, will be making a film which explores and celebrates Plymouth focusing on Abercrombie’s architectural legacy (but of course!), and artist Vicky will be poncing around in the Moving Image and Animation suites.
The AA2A Scheme is run by the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design and funded by the Arts Council England. It is designed to give participating artists the opportunity to use equipment which otherwise might not be available to them, as well as benefiting the college by bringing in new ideas and making them look all benevelent and stuff.
To apply for the free scheme, individuals had to show workings as a professional artist, send in an application form and submit a proposal of work they would produce should they win a place.
For further information about PCAD and the AA2A Scheme, email Debbie Payne at email@example.com.
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