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The Arts Society East Suffolk's Young Arts projects

The final 2017 Young Arts project funded by The Arts Society East Suffolk was for £300 for Coldfair Green Primary School to purchase an 'Art Shed' for young pupils to experiment in a range of art styles and materials.

In August 2018 we presented a cheque for £750 for a young musician training at Pro Corda, Leiston Abbey.  The student awarded the grant was Romola Goldfarb (shown in the image from Pro Corda).  It was Romola's 13th birthday, and Pro Corda have told us to expect great things from her, as her musical career developes.

In September 2018 we gave a grant of £1000 from our Young Arts budget to support an educational initiative being run by Joe Carr of The Redhouse in Aldeburgh.  Joe is qualified, via Trinity College in Cambridge,  to run 'Discover' and 'Explore' educational art sessions with young pupils.  In this case he will be working with Aldeburgh Primary School and their eight to ten-year olds.  Joe had already run one 'Discover' course most successfully, and pupils at the school were keen to take part in the next stage.  This is where our Society came in.  Our Committee met with Joe and offered to totally fund both courses this year; with an indication that if the success continued we would continue to fund at £1000 per annum for a further two years.

Our Committee member, Drusilla Cheesman, will be our co-ordinator on these projects and is looking forward to that involvement.

Read more in the September 2018 issue of our newsletter 'Forum' by CLICKING HERE

With an update in the January 2019 issue of Forum by CLICKING HERE