Six Students Earn Bermuda Arts Council Grants

The Ministry introduced that Naimah Frith, Zihaire Adams, Nalani Dowling, Ravi Cannonier-Watson, Gherdai Hassell and DaeLyn Saint-Surin ended up awarded the Bermuda Arts Council [BAC] Scholar Grants.

A Governing administration spokesperson said, “The Minister of Youth, Tradition and Sport, Dr. the Hon. Ernest Peets and the Bermuda Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2021 Bermuda Arts Council Student Grant recipients, with a whole of $40,000 in funding becoming awarded to six aspiring Bermudian artists.

“This year’s awardees are Naimah Frith, Zihaire Adams, Nalani Dowling, Ravi Cannonier-Watson, Gherdai Hassell and DaeLyn Saint-Surin.

Minister Peets explained, “We are incredibly happy to be able to after once again assist a selection of gifted young Bermudians who are producing such significant impacts in so lots of areas of the arts.

“I have had the prospect to see some of the resourceful will work and talents of some of our recipients. And I can really say that Bermuda’s lifestyle and arts are alive and thriving with this upcoming technology of revolutionary, youthful creatives. The BAC awards are vital, as they offer priceless fiscal support to our young men and women. And this is a demonstration of our determination to making certain that we’re performing our part to assist our Bermudian artists.”

Bermuda Arts Council Chair, Ms. Jennifer Phillips added, “Each 12 months, Bermuda Arts Council awards educational grants to pupils furthering their scientific studies in all genres of the arts. The 2021 BAC college student grant recipients represent Bermuda’s next technology of visual artists, graphic designers, filmmakers, dancers and theatre lights designers. We congratulate the profitable awardees, and glance ahead to following their inventive achievements.”

Reviews from the BAC university student recipients:

Naimah Frith – $10,000

“I will be finishing my Masters in Training Good Art at Kean University. Receiving this grant will aid in my pursuit of my aspiration occupation as an artwork educator in Bermuda. I’m exceptionally grateful for this option as it is also a reminder of the kind of support I hope to be able to give to Bermuda’s youth upon my return.”

Zihaire Adams – $7,500

“I am at the moment a student of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts operating towards a BA diploma in Theatre Productions Arts (Lighting). My objective is to be ready to operate and design and style productions all over the earth, then return property to Bermuda to train the next generations. Getting this Bermuda Arts Council grant will make my aims far more possible.”

Nalani Dowling – $7,500

“In pursuing a Master of Good Arts in film, television, and digital media, I hope to check out the art of storytelling as a result of the composed term and relocating impression. As I commence the program’s second 12 months, I am psyched to grow on my expertise and skills in screenwriting, directing, and producing. Many thanks to the Bermuda Arts Council, I will have the money fortitude to thoroughly prepare for my thesis and finish powerful! This generous grant is an encouraging and empowering reminder that my island really values the arts, and invests in younger creatives.”

Ravi Cannonier-Watson – $5,000

“Thank you for the exceptionally practical pupil grant. I come to feel extraordinarily supported by my nation and am certainly grateful for the generous money assistance I have experienced over the previous five years. This September, I will be coming into the initially calendar year of the Royal Ballet Higher School and residing at the faculty dormitory in the Pimlico spot of London. I am excited to start a fresh webpage of performing with new lecturers, getting extra effectiveness options and conference college students like myself, who are striving for excellence, at The Royal Ballet Faculty.”

Gherdai Hassell – $5,000

“I would like to thank the Council for this award. I am moving into my final year of the China Academy of Artwork Masters of up to date art system. This 12 months I am conducting analysis and presenting my thesis, ‘Migrations and Aesthetics : modern day art and visual lifestyle of the Caribbean diaspora’. This award will help in my investigation and improvement, which continually informs my visual language. I am really grateful to keep on my scientific tests in Art, the industry I have picked to dedicate my life’s operate to. This degree lays the basis for my ideal training in the field.”

DaeLyn Saint-Surin – $5,000

“I am continuing my diploma in Graphic Style and design at St. Lawrence University this drop. I am sincerely honored to be awarded this grant. This funding will assistance me in my academic journey and has lightened my monetary load. This will make it possible for me to focus far more on the most critical aspect of my education. Due to the their generosity, I am closer to completing my degree and program to help little upcoming Bermudian organizations with their branding and artistic path.”

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Bermuda Arts Council College student grants are awarded once for each 12 months. The deadline for applications is each individual May well. Applications could be submitted via or beneath College student Grants on the Office of Culture’s site.

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