Meet the Team: Martyn Cain

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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 Martyn, who has been working with us since November 2017.

Q. What do you do at the Isle of Man Arts Council and in what circumstances would I come to you for something?

I am the Arts Development Officer and work with Arts Council on funding submissions and delivering the National Strategy. You can speak to me about funding and contacts for any projects you want to develop.

Q. What led you to this career?

My background is in design and music so when the opportunity came around to work over both these areas and more, it seems like an easy choice to apply.

Q. What’s one thing that surprised you about working at the Isle of Man Arts Council?

Just how wonderful everyone smells

Q. What’s the biggest misconception people have about the Isle of Man Arts Council?

I found the rumours of the secret society rituals and masquerade parties to be overblown.

Q. If you could add one thing to the office, what would it be?

A zip line running through the arcade.

Q. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Cooking or listening to the mountain of music I bought over lock down.

Q. If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?

What’s App, Bandcamp, Soundbrenner metronome.

Q. What is your favourite song right now?

I Like Trains - The Truth

Listen to Martyn's Spotify Playlist

Listen here.

You can listen to all the Arts Team playlists via our Spotify.

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