Get recognised by new art award scheme

Get recognised by new art award scheme

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Sophie Flowers

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Get recognised by new art award scheme
Artist in residence Frances Ackland Snow

An award scheme for young artists has been launched by Claires Court Schools in Maidenhead.

The Youth Creative Award aims to encourage creative young people to develop their potential as artists.

Those who achieve the award can use their portfolio to apply for a full art scholarship for entry into the Claires Court Schools secondary and sixth form phases.

Business development manager Lynne Constantine said: "This award, made possible through the generosity of Claires Court Schools, is available to any young person aiming to help to support the creative development of young people within our community by providing an affordable opportunity to develop their talents."

Young artists achieving the award can attend 10 discounted workshops at the school's art club. There's also the chance to meet guest artists, exhibit work at club events and a discount at a local art shop.

The award is open to all pupils in school years six to 11, whether they attend Claires Court Schools or not. To apply artists need to submit art work in a variety of media, a letter of recommendation from their art teacher and an artist's statement.

Call 01628 687440 for details.

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