The John Nicholson Annual £500 Bursary Award

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The John Nicholson Annual £500 Bursary Award

The Foundation is an Island charity which was founded following the death of John Hobson Nicholson in 1988. John was the only British artist of the 20th century to have designed coins, stamps and banknotes. His outstanding talent was recognised worldwide and he was awarded membership of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.

The object of the Foundation as specified by John is to "advance visual arts in the Isle of way of grants, awards bursaries or prizes ".

Since its formation, the Foundation has supported many local artists and recently it has been able to make an annual bursary award of £500 as well as other minor awards at the discretion of the Council of Management. The 2016 /17 Bursary holder is Robin Burchill from KWC.

Applications are now invited for the 2017/18 Award. The Bursary Year will run from October 1st 2017 until September 30th 2018 Applications should be addressed to the Secretary at the above address and must be received by Friday May 19th 2017.

All applications should include:-
Full details of the applicant........................................
(e.g., Name, address, age, email, contact Tel. No., etc.)

Name and details of proposer........ (Tutor, teacher if applicable. Applicants can apply without a proposer).

Your preferred medium...................
(John Nicholson worked in water colour, oil, pastel, charcoal and pencil, but all media will be considered).

Tell us why you would benefit from this award.
................. ....................
(Applicants will be preferred for whom this award will enable them to expand potential that otherwise might be constrained financially).

If you would like more details regarding the Bursary or wish to apply for assistance from the Foundation (i.e. young artists needing help with materials etc.)., please contact the secretary at:

Secretary: R G Barrs
Ballakewin Olde Farm
Foxdale Road

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