We’ve had a number of new followers and visitors around here since lockdown so we thought it was a great opportunity to introduce ourselves to new faces and give familiar ones a chance to get to know us and our roles a little better.
Next up is Grainney, who has been working with us since November 2017.
I am the Arts Engagement Officer and I manage the social media, website and weekly newsletter for the Isle of Man Arts Council. You can speak to me about a project or event you’d like to promote either via a press release or interview. I am always looking for interesting content to inspire our community to participate in the arts and attend arts events.
Before this role I used to run my own small creative business as an amigurimi crochet teacher, pattern maker and I sold many of my makes at artisan fairs and online. This experience gave me a lot of knowledge and experience as an artisan and small business owner in the creative community. This is where I gained the most insight into promoting my artwork online through a strong social media presence, online shop and blog.
Just how many arts events take place on a weekly basis! Honestly, prelockdown days, there was something on every weekend!
That they are elitist and only favour certain types of art. We are very passionate here about encouraging all people to participate in the arts and to contact us about any ideas they may have for funding.
An office cat. And lots of plants!
Meeting friends, drawing in my sketchbook, playing board games, going to Manx Dancing and talking walks out in the Manx countryside.
Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube.
Think About Things by Dadi Freyr
Expect Indie, Folk, Country, Electro Swing, Motown and Duwop.