As we end another week of lockdown and get closer to completing every box set on Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Amazon Prime etc… The Isle of Man Arts Council has come to save our sanity by launching a new scheme that encourages us to be creative in our homes.
“Home is Where the Art Is” is a celebration of how creative we can get during lockdown. Whether it’s re-enacting iconic film scenes with items around the house or reaching Jedi levels of TikTok, the Arts Council invites you to submit a short video showing off your artistic flair with the chance of featuring on the Council website and social media channels.
Videos will be judged by a panel from the Arts Council and a new video will posted each day during May. It’s free to enter and if you’re lucky enough to be shared on any of the 31 days, you’ll win £100! It’s as simple as that.
The only rule is each video should cover at least one of the following categories:
“We [The Arts Team] felt that what the community needed right now was a daily dose of creative inspiration drawing upon our Island’s enormous artistic talent, whilst doing what we could to support artists financially during this difficult time. It is also our hope that we not only see content from familiar faces that we know and love, but that we might also discover new and emerging talent from the nation. From ages 6 to 60, there is no stopping Manx creativity”.
The scheme is open to all ages and abilities, so if you can sing, dance, draw, read poetry, recite a dramatic monologue, create a time-lapse, make a TikTok or come up with something entirely creative to do in the house, visit the Arts Council website to find out more and submit your entry.