IOM Gov annual arts bursaries awarded to talented students – Energy FM

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

The Arts Council has awarded its first annual student bursaries for 2019/2020. 


Awarded to students moving into or currently in further or higher education, the three bursaries are each worth £10,000 over the duration of a course.


The Jonathan Gollow Bursary for Performing Arts has been awarded to Saroja Lily Ratnavel, who will be attending The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to study for an MFA in Professional Acting.


The Norman Sayle Bursary for Visual Art and Literature has been awarded to Kipenzi Thomas who will be attending Manchester Metropolitan University to study for a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion and Technology (Menswear). 


And the Isle of Man Arts Council Bursary has been awarded to Callum Rowe who is studying for a BMus (Hons) degree in Popular Music at the Royal Northern College of Music. 


Marlene Maska MLC, Chairman of the Isle of Man Arts Council, says: ‘We are delighted to make these awards to three extremely talented students and we hope the bursaries will provide a springboard to them furthering their careers in the arts.  We received many applications for the new bursaries – all were of an extremely high standard which reflects the depth of talent on the Isle of Man in the Arts, as well as being testament to the high standards of teaching students receive here.  We wish Saroja Lily, Kipenzi and Callum the very best of luck with their future studies.’


The Bursaries are named in memory of former Isle of Man Arts Council members, music promoter Jonathan Gollow and artist Norman Sayle, and will be awarded annually.







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