Arran artist receives Covid micro grant

Artist Jim Boxall.

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Moving image artist Jim Boxall is one of 14 North Ayrshire artists to have been selected to receive a £1,000 micro grant from the North Ayrshire Place Partnership.

The micro grants awardees were chosen by an independent selection panel who prioritised applications of artists who were impacted by Covid, those that test out ideas and foster new relationships within the community, and those requiring professional development for creative practitioners.

Jim Boxall of Brodick produces a range of moving image works including live visuals, audio visual performances, short films, music promos, installations, optical contraptions and art objects.


Councillor Louise McPhater, cabinet member for participatory democracy said: ‘After what we know has been a really difficult time for the creative industry in North Ayrshire, we are absolutely delighted to be able to offer support to our creative community via the Micro Grants Programme.’

‘The applications for the programme really highlighted to us the wealth of artistic talent right on our doorstep and during a time when so many of us have needed to be uplifted, the artwork and crafts being created by this diverse group of creative practitioners is offering the perfect antidote to beat the blues of the pandemic after such a challenging year for us all.

‘This is a great opportunity for creative practitioners in the area and we’re really excited to promote this talented group of North Ayrshire artists and put their creative prowess on the map,’ she added.