Recently Funded Projects 2018/2019

Manannan's Winterfest Photo by Manannan's Winterfest

The Isle of Man Arts Council has provided funding for many projects over the years including workshops, exhibitions and festivals. Here are just a few of the brilliant organisations and projects that we have supported in the last year:


The Isle Gallery & Art Reach Studios
Erin Arts Centre
Peel Centenary Centre
Youth Arts Centre
Studio Theatre Ballerkermeen
King's Court Theatre
Ramsey Grammar School


Isle of Man Art Festival
Yn Chruinnaght 2018
Manx Literature Festival
Isle of Man Film Festival
Big Wheel Blues Festival
Dark Horse
MADF Festival of Plays
Manannan Festival
Easter Festival of Plays
Manannan’s Winterfest
Peel Carnival
Oie Voaldyn Festival of Fire - 6th May 2018
The Great Manx Shindig

Visual Arts

Rob Jones –Sculpture Artist
Brook Wassall: Night Sky Photography and Time Lapse
Alice Quayle
Juan Moore and Anna Clucas
The Keird Collective
Embroiderers Guild
IOM Photography Society


These are just a few of the students that we have funded this year. Read their stories via the links.

Saroja Ratnavel
Micha Quayle
Ryan Coates
Robyn-Mae Lawler
Sarah Buss

Performing Arts

Manx Bard Committee
Manx Festival Chorus
Ramsey Music Society
Perree Bane
Isle of Man Wind Orchestra
Northern Trombone Quartet
Parker & Snell Youth Company
Mannin Contemporary Youth Dance Company 
Pan-Celtic International Committee
Swing in the Isle
9 Across Comedy
Magicians of Mann
Ballacottier School Choir
Voodoo Bandits
Biskee Brisht
Stage Door Entertainment
Claasagh Harp Group
American Drama Group
Baad Acid
TNT Theatre
Service Players
David Shaw and Wayne Kelsall
Glenfaba Choral
Manx Gateway Drama Group
TNT Theatre
Slow Decay
Francesca Greenwood
Mae Challis
Suzie Starlite
Truman Falls - Simon Rea

Community Projects, Events and Workshops

Gill Nicholls - First World War Centenary Community Textile Project 
Janet Lees – Creative Writing Workshops
Port St. Mary Christmas Lantern Workshops and Parade
Art Reach programme
Arts Council Christmas Lantern Workshops and Parade
Mannimation Easter holiday animation workshops at the Family Library
Southern Community Initiatives – Community Workshops
Manx Bard Inauguration
Gef the mongoose – Live Lounge Sessions
Balley Cashtal Beg – Community Events
Karolina Pawlowska – Loaghtan Sheep Public Wall Mural
Stroke Art Group sessions for Stroke Patients
Earroo Nane Northern Community Project – Creative Writing Workshops with Janet Lees
Willow Lantern Workshops
The Cardboard Carnival

The Council has also provided a number of bursaries for student artists to continue with their education in their chosen field as well as subsidies to allow amateur groups to perform in on and off Island. If you would like to find out more about these projects or others that we have funded, please feel free to contact us using the details provided on our Contact page.

A sponsored body of
The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
Reiltys Ellan Vannin
Isle of man Government