The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
Sustainable Living for Pembrokeshire Artists
The Project seeks to promote the work of artists and makers in Pembrokeshire to buyers and galleries further afield. It will help in the growth of a vibrant local arts scene and raise the profile of the artistic community by giving its members wider access to those visiting Pembrokeshire as a cultural-tourism destination. The intended outcomes include: - Allowing artists to make a sustainable living in the County, and therefore keep talented artists in Pembrokeshire - Enabling independent galleries to become destinations in themselves, thus contributing to the regeneration of communities and keeping villages alive - Increasing cultural tourism, which in turn enhances the economy in a sustainable way. - Giving employment prospects to arts graduates, in order that they don’t have to leave the County to find work in their chosen field, thereby strengthening communities. SDF funding is required to achieve these outcomes by developing a website that will act as a 'virtual arts centre' and continuing production of an electronic magazine that is currently being trialled. The electronic magazine called ARTicle – Cultural Life of the Edge will be a well-written, critical arts publication that can be read equally by art experts and those with just an interest in the subject. It will give in-depth coverage of the arts in Wales as well as promoting artists in West Wales in particular, and it will help to produce a well-informed client base. It will become a leading arts journal, known and used by buyers and artists alike all over the UK. ARTicle will be downloadable from the website of the Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery in St Davids (as the first two editions already are), and also from a new dedicated website of its own, viz. www.ARTpembrokeshire.co.uk. The website will be developed to act as a virtual arts centre and be the first ‘port of call’ for visitors and journalists wishing to find out about the arts scene in Pembrokeshire. It will be used by artists to publicise events and work, provide contact details and opportunities, facilitate dissemination of information, promotional e-mails or educational resources and provide a virtual ‘community’ for artists. By making its services and art in Pembrokeshire more accessible it will appeal to a much broader cross section of society.
Project Total Cost: £8,592.00
Grant Awarded: £3,604.00