Visual Arts

Supporting developments in the visual fine arts and enhancing the artistic community in the Manawatū and Rangitikei districts.


Concept

The Trust encourages individual and group creativity, and offers help with resourcing for artistic outcomes that will be accessible to the public in one form or another; e.g. displayed in public buildings or publicly available spaces as appropriate.

The Trust encourages the creation of novel work of visual artistic merit. The community benefits from having visual artistic objects in their district and available for general inspection and appreciation, and from having creative artists working here.

Visual arts can include a wide variety of materials and techniques but the important features are the artistic endeavour and accomplishment. Examples are paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, design, new media, enduring sculptures in any suitable material (such as clay, stone, metal, glass) or murals.


Scope

Grants will be substantially in the area of producing novel works of visual artistic merit. A visual art object for this purpose is a novel creation, displayed in two or three dimensions, and accepted by a knowledgeable group as showing substantial artistic merit. It can be formed from a wide variety of materials and can include electronic and mechanical processes as well as structures and decorations. Its purpose in the first instance must be artistic display accessible to the public, rather than commercial or domestic reasons.

Beneficiaries could include individuals, or groups. Grants will encourage technical abilities and result in artworks which will become available for the benefit of the districts as well as the recipients.

Visual arts can include a wide variety of materials and techniques but the important features are the artistic endeavour and accomplishment. Examples are paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, design, new media, enduring sculptures in any suitable material (such as clay, stone, metal, glass) or murals.


Use of grants

Mostly the grants will be for individuals or groups working in suitable environments and building knowledge and skills, and also to embody the creative ideas in tangible items such as designs or software as well as creating the final artwork. There may be an idea but to grow it may require more information, or materials, or design work, or other preparatory work including models or prototypes.

About the Trust

Established by Richard and Mary Earle, the Creativity and Development Trust, a registered charity under Public Trust and administered locally, helps fund specific local projects within the arts and technical sciences.

Contact
info@earletrust.org.nz